On Tuesday, Mr. Nelson and Mrs. Giesbrecht met with current grade 9-11 students to review the new BC Graduation Program, and collect some preliminary information to inform the development of our 2019/20 high school timetable.

Next year, the implementation of the new, modernized BC curriculum will be completed from K-12. We encourage each parent to take some time to review the new graduation requirements outlined below.

Graduation Requirements (Dogwood Diploma)

Grade 10
Language Arts 10 (4 credits)
Mathematics 10 (4 credits)
Science 10 (4 credits)
Social Studies 10 (4 credits)
Physical and Health Education 10 (4 credits)
Career Life Explorations (4 credits)

Grade 11/12
Language Arts 11 (4 credits)
English Studies 12 (4 credits)
Mathematics 11 or 12 (4 credits)
Science 11 or 12 (4 credits)
Social Studies 11 or 12 (4 credits)
Career Life Connections + Capstone (4 credits)
Arts Education OR Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (ADST) 10 or 11 or 12 (4 credits)

In addition, students are required to complete 28 credits of grade 10-12 electives – three courses of which must be at the grade 12 level. At Cedars, Christian Perspectives 11 and 12 are required to be part of these 28 elective credits, and Career Life Connections (+ Capstone) are completed as part of Christian Perspectives 12.

Total: 80 credits required for graduation

A final requirement for graduation is the completion of three Graduation Program Assessments: Numeracy 10, Literacy 10, and Literacy 12. These assessments are not tied to a specific course, are marked on a 1-4 scale, and may be rewritten to improve score.

A detailed listing of courses that qualify for graduation credit can be found on pages 18 and 19 of the document linked below. Students have been given a paper copy of this to bring home for discussion.

BC Graduation Program – Policy Guide

A draft of our 2019/20 high school timetable will be available prior to Spring Break. Below, you will find links to the preliminary survey of Grade 10 and 11/12 course offerings. If you have any questions regarding graduation requirements or the course selection process, please contact Janice Giesbrecht, our Academic Advisor.

High School Course Selection – Grade 10
High School Course Selection – Grade 11-12