Graduation requirements

Graduation requirements

Did you know that grade 10 is part of the graduation program?

Students graduating with a BC Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) are required to earn a minimum of 80 credits. Credits are earned for Grade 10, 11 and 12 courses, explains District Principal Val Edgell.

“In addition, credits may be earned for activities outside of school,” she adds. For example 4-H, music and other activities can count towards graduation.” For further information about these external credits, she suggests you please read here or contact your child’s school.

Important notes about credits:

· Of the 80 credits required to graduate, a minimum of 16 credits must be for courses at the Grade 12 level (generally 4 courses)

· Starting in the 2023/24 school year, at least 4 credits must be from Indigenous-focused course work.

In addition to the 80 credits students must complete three Provincial Assessments:

· Literacy 10

· Literacy 12

· Numeracy 10

Provincial assessments are currently offered four times per year: November, January, April and June. Each assessment can be rewritten twice, for a total of three times. Students receive a proficiency level for each provincial assessment and if they rewrite, the highest proficiency level earned will be recorded on the student’s transcript.

All three assessments are written online, as well as two questions on the numeracy assessment which are done on paper.

Further information:

The pages linked below will provide information about what the assessments look like and types of questions. There are also answer keys and examples of what responses look like at each level. The links to the online samples will provide students an opportunity to try the questions and get used to completing the assessments on a computer.

Numeracy 10 Information:

Sample Numeracy 10 online assessment:

Literacy 10 information:

Sample Literacy 10 online assessment:

Literacy 12 information:

Sample Literacy 12 online assessment: