In order to graduate with a Dogwood, every student in the Graduation Program has to pass certain basic courses, like English, mathematics and science. For information concerning Post Secondary Application, take a look at the
HWSS Post Secondary Presentation. The table below is an overview of what you need to graduate:
Graduation requirements are introduced in your Planning 10 class. For more help, talk to your teacher or school counsellor, and refer to the Grad Planner for more details.
English 11 or Communications 11
English 12 or Communications 12 (provincial exam)
A Mathematics 10
A Mathematics 11
A Fine Arts or an Applied Skill 10, 11 or 12
Social Studies 10
A Social Studies 11
A Science 10
A Science 11
Physical Education 10
Students must earn at least 28 elective credits.
Additional Grade 10-12 credits *
Students must earn 4 credits for Graduation Transitions
* Of the 80 credits required for graduation, at least 16 must be at the grade 12 level including English 12 or Communications 12. Others may be required or elective courses.
For more information on graduation, please visit the Ministry site.
For more Heritage Woods information, please see our counsellor's website.