For students who need courses to complete their high school graduation requirements
The Dogwood Diploma program allows students to complete their high school requirements with a smaller, more personalized class size. Our course curriculum has the same credential that is offered by the British Columbia Public School System.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive their BC Dogwood Diploma and be able to enter first year at universities in Canada and the United States. For international students looking to enter high school, many overseas courses will transfer into this program and count towards graduation requirements.
Students must complete a minimum 80 credits (20 courses) to graduate from this program.
The B.C. Certificate of Graduation or “Dogwood Diploma” is awarded to students who successfully complete the provincial graduation requirements.
Of the 80 credits:
At least 16 credits must be at the Grade 12 level, including a required Language Arts 12
At least 28 credits must be elective course credits
52 credits are required from the following:
Career-Life Education (4 credits)
Career-Life Connections (4 credits)
Physical and Health Education 10 (4 credits)
Science 10 (4 credits)
A Science 11 or 12 (4 credits)
Social Studies 10 (4 credits)
A Social Studies 11 or 12 (4 credits)
A Math 10 (4 credits)
A Math 11 or 12 (4 credits)
A Language Arts 10 (4 credits)
A Language Arts 11 (4 credits)
A required Language Arts 12 (4 credits)
An Arts Education 10, 11, or 12 and/or an Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies 10, 11, or 12 (4 credits total)
In addition, students must also complete three graduation assessments:
The new Grade 10 Graduation Numeracy Assessment was introduced in 2018
The new Grade 10 Graduation Literacy Assessment was introduced in 2019/20
The new Grade 12 Graduation Literacy Assessment will be introduced in 2021/22
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