Dogwood Graduation

At a Glance Requirements – What You Need to Graduate

In order to graduate with a Dogwood, every student in the Graduation Program has to
pass certain basic courses, like English, mathematics and science. The table below is an
overview of what you need to graduate:

  • – 48 credits from required courses,
  • – 28 credits from elective courses, and
  • – 4 credits from Graduation Transitions.

Graduation requirements are introduced in your Planning 10 class. For more help, talk to
your teacher or school counselor, and refer to the Grad Planner for more details.

Required Courses:

Subject Area

Minimum Credits

 
Planning 10 4
a Language Arts 10 4
a Language Arts 11 4
a Language Arts 12 4
a Mathematics 10 4
a Mathematics 10 or 12 4
a Fine Arts and/or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12 4
Social Studies 10 4
a Social Studies 11 or 12 4
Science 10 4
a Science 11 or 12 4
Physical 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 for graduation, at least 16 must be at the Grade 12 level, including a Grade
12 Language Arts course. Others may be required or elective courses.



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