Graduation Requirements

Dogwood Diploma – at a glance
The B.C. Certificate of Graduation or “Dogwood Diploma” is awarded to students who successfully complete the provincial graduation requirements.

Students require a minimum of 80 credits to graduate.

52 credits (13 courses) are required from the following
  1. Career-Life Education10 (4 credits)
  2. Career-Life Connections 12 (4 credits)
  3. Physical and Health Education 10 (4 credits)
  4. Science 10 (4 credits)
  5. Science 11 or 12 (4 credits)
  6. Social Studies 10 (4 credits)
  7. Social Studies 11 or 12 (4 credits)
  8. a Math 10 (4 credits)
  9. a Math 11 or 12 (4 credits)
  10. a Language Arts 10 (4 credits total)
  11. a Language Arts 11 (4 credits total)
  12. a Language Arts 12 (4 credits total)
  13. an Arts Education 10, 11, or 12 and/or an Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies 10, 11, or 12 (4 credits total)
At least 28 credits (7 courses) must be elective course credits
  • any other course(s) not indicated above is `considered` an elective
At least 16 credits must be at the Grade 12 level, AND it must include
    •  Language Arts 12 (English First Peoples 12 or English Studies 12 (4 credits)
    • Career Life Connections & Capstone project (4 credits)

In addition, students must also complete three graduation assessments:

    • The Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment was introduced in 2018
    • The Grade 10 Literacy Assessment was introduced in 2019/20
    • The Grade 12 Literacy Assessment will be introduced in 2020/21 (Postponed until 2021-22)
Source: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/graduation