Think of high school as six semesters rather than three years (eight 5-credit courses make a full schedule). Grade 10 students usually take two core classes in each semester, and fill the rest with electives (and may not have spares). Explore a wide range of electives! In high school, you pass courses, not grades.

Alberta Education Diploma Requirements

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Credits (Minimum)

 Required Course (Minimum)

English Language Arts 15 ELA 30-1 or 30-2
Social Studies 15 Social 30-1 or 30-2 
Mathematics 10 Math 20-1 or 20-2 or 20-3
Science 10 Science 20 or 24 or Biology 20 or Chemistry 20 or Physics 20
Physical Education 3 Physical Education 10
Career & Life Management 3 CALM 20
Other 10 CTS, Fine and Performing ArtsSecond Languages, Phys Ed 20 and/or 30
Additional Grade 12 credits   10 30-level courses and/or CTS 3000-level courses (other than
ELA or Social); for example Dual Credit or Off-Campus Courses
Minimum of 100 Total Credits

Note: Students must be able to fulfill the Alberta diploma requirements, as above, to qualify for participation in Bellerose graduation activities. A high school diploma does not necessarily grant admission to post-secondary institutions.