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Heritage Woods Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
At a Glance Requirements - What You Need to Graduate

‚ÄčIn order to graduate with a Dogwood, every student in the Graduation Program has to pass certain basic courses which are outlined below:

  • 48 credits from required courses,
  • 28 credits from elective courses, and
  • 4 credits from Graduation Transitions.
In addition, students must also complete three new graduation assessments:
The new Grade 10 Graduation Numeracy Assessment was introduced in 2018
The new Grade 10 Graduation Literacy Assessment will be introduced in 2019/20
The New Grade 12 Graduation Literacy Assessment will be introduced in 2020/21 

Graduation requirements are introduced in Career Education 10.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 

REQUIRED COURSES:

Subject Area

Minimum Credits

Career Life Education 10

4

An English Language Arts 10 

4

An English Language Arts 11

4

English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12

4

A Mathematics 10 

4

A Mathematics 11 or 12

4

A Fine Arts or an Applied Skill 10, 11 or 12

4

Social Studies 10

4

A Social Studies 11 or 12

4

A Science 10 

4

A Science 11 or 12

4

Physical and Health Education 10 

4

 

48 Credits

 

 

ELECTIVE COURSES:

 Students must earn at least 28 elective credits.

   Minimum Credits

 Additional Grade 10-12 credits *

 28 credits

 

 

GRADUATION TRANSITIONS

Students must earn 4 credits for Graduation Transitions

4 credits

 

 

OVERALL TOTAL

80 Credits

* Of the 80 credits required for graduation, at least 16 must be at the grade 12 level including English Studies 12. Others may be required or elective courses.

For more information on graduation, please visit the Ministry site. There is a very useful document called "A Parent's Guide to the BC Graduation Program" available in English, French, Chinese and Punjabi.

For more Heritage Woods information, please see our counselling website.

Heritage Woods Secondary School

1300 David Avenue, Port Moody BC
V3H 5K6
604-461-8679 604-937-8055 heritagewoods@sd43.bc.ca
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