CHSS Academic Planning

CHSS Academic Planning

Course Selection for 2023-24 begins on March 7th 2024

Course Selection is due on March 14th, 2024

Find our Course Catalogue online here:

2023 Graduation Requirements

B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma)

The B.C. Certificate of Graduation, or Dogwood Diploma, is awarded to students who successfully complete the provincial graduation requirements. To graduate, students require at least 80 credits total. Of these 80 credits:

  • 52 credits are required from the following:

– Physical and Health Education 10 (4 credits).

– Science 10 (4 credits), and a Science 11 or 12 (4 credits).

– Social Studies 10 (4 credits), and a Social Studies 11 or 12 (4 credits).

– A Math 10 (4 credits), and a Math 11 or 12 course (4 credits).

– A Language Arts 10, 11, and a required 12 course (4 credits required at each Grade, 12 credits total).

– An Arts Education 10, 11, or 12 and/or an Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies 10, 11, or 12 (4 credits total).

– Career-Life Education (4 credits), and Career-Life Connections (4 credits).

– Indigenous-focused (4 credits).

  • At least 28 credits must be elective course credits.
  • At least 16 credits must be at the Grade 12 level, including a required Language Arts 12 course and the Career-Life Connections course.

In addition, students must also complete three Provincial Graduation Assessments:

  • Grade 10 Literacy Assessment.
  • Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment.
  • Grade 12 Literacy Assessment.

French Immersion Dual Dogwood

French Immersion students can earn both a British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) and a Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires en Colombie-Britannique.

To graduate with both diplomas, French Immersion students must meet the graduation requirements for the Dogwood Diploma, and, of these 80 credits, they must earn:

  • At least 16 credits at the Grade 12 level (including a Français langue seconde-immersion course at the Grade 12 level).
  • Français langue seconde-immersion 10 (4 credits).
  • A Français langue seconde-immersion course at the Grade 11 level (4 credits).
  • Français langue seconde-immersion 12 (4 credits).
  • At least 12 additional credits in Grade 10, 11, or 12 courses that are in French with at least four of these credits at the Grade 11 or 12 level.

In addition, French Immersion students must also complete four Provincial Graduation Assessments:

  • Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment (English or French)
  • Grade 10 Literacy Assessment.
  • Grade 12 Literacy Assessment.
  • Évaluation de littératie de la 12e année – Français langue seconde-immersion.

B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma (Adult Dogwood)

Students who are 18 years of age or older have the choice of pursuing graduation through a Dogwood Diploma or an Adult Dogwood Diploma. Students must be 18 or older to enter the Adult Graduation Program and become an “adult student.” To receive the Adult Dogwood, adult students must complete a minimum of three courses after they have entered the Adult Graduation Program. Courses can be taken through the B.C. school system or as part of Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs at post-secondary institutions.

students must have:

  • A required Language Arts 12 course (4 credits).
  • A Math 11 or 12 course (4 credits); and
  • At least three additional Grade 12 electives, or a Grade 11 Social Studies course and two additional Grade 12 electives (4 credits each). BAA, FNA, IDS, and Locally Developed courses do not meet this requirement.

Students on the Adult Graduation Program are eligible to receive graduation credit at the Grade 12 level for both Career Life Education and Career Life Connections. These courses should be reported using the course codes CLE 12 for Career Life Education and CLCG12 for Career Life Connections; both course codes are restricted for use only on the Adult Graduation Program.

Courses and credits can be counted from the B.C. school system and post-secondary systems provided they have met the criteria for equivalency.

Adult students may also get credit recognition for current or past work skills or competencies or for post-secondary courses they have completed.

Adult students are not required to complete the Graduation Numeracy or Literacy Assessments.