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 new 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 2020/21
Note on Language Arts 12 exams: Students graduating in the 2018/19 school year will not write a literacy assessment. They will write the course-based Language Arts 12 provincial exam.
Note on Career Life Education: For 2018/19, the following career education courses will be used in all B.C. schools:
Career Life Education
For 2019/20 and beyond, the following career education courses will be used in all B.C. schools:
Career Life Education
Career Life Connections
Students on the B.C. Graduation Program will be able to meet the career education graduation requirement with any of the following combinations:
Planning 10/Graduation Transitions
Planning 10/Career Life Connections
Career Life Education/Graduation Transitions
Career Life Education/Career Life Connections
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