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 are required from the following
    • Career-Life Education10 (4 credits)
    • Career-Life Connections 12 (4 credits)
    • Physical and Health Education 10 (4 credits)
    • Science 10 (4 credits)
    • Science 11 or 12 (4 credits)
    • Social Studies 10 (4 credits)
    • 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 total)
    • a Language Arts 11 (4 credits total)
    • a Language Arts 12 (4 credits total)
    • an Arts Education 10, 11, or 12
      and/or
    • an Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies 10, 11, or 12 (4 credits total)
  • At least 16 credits must be at the Grade 12 level, including
      •  Language Arts 12 (English First Peoples 12 or English Studies 12 (4 credits)
      • Career Life Connections & Capstone project (4 credits)
  • At least 28 credits must be elective course credits
    • any other course(s) not indicated above is `considered` an elective
  • 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 2021/22
Source: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/graduation