1 To qualify for a Certificate of High School Achievement, students must successfully complete a minimum of one academic Knowledge and Employability course or be identified as a Knowledge and Employability student (710 code) within the 12 months previous to the awarding of the Certificate.
2 See information on exemption from the physical education requirement.
3 See information on exemption from the CALM requirement.
4 Courses that are identified using a post-secondary institution (PSI) course code may be used to meet the certificate requirement of “5 credits in Advanced level (3000 series) in Career and Technology Studies courses.”
5 Refer to the Off-campus Education Handbook for additional information.
6 Refer to Alberta.ca for additional Green Certificate information.
7 Refer to the Off-campus Education Handbook for additional information.

The requirements indicated in this chart are the minimum requirements for a student to attain a Certificate of High School Achievement. The requirements for entry into post-secondary institutions and workplaces may require additional and/or specific courses.

80 CREDITS1
including the following:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 20-2 OR 30-4

MATHEMATICS 10-3 OR 20-4

SCIENCE 14 OR 20-4

SOCIAL STUDIES 10-2 OR 20-4

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 (3 CREDITS)2

CAREER AND LIFE MANAGEMENT (3 CREDITS)3

5 CREDITS IN

  • 30-level Knowledge and Employability occupational course, or
  • Advanced level (3000 series) in Career and Technology Studies courses,4 or
  • 30-level locally developed course with an occupational focus

AND

5 CREDITS IN

  • 30-level Knowledge and Employability Workplace Practicum course, or
  • 30-level Work Experience course,5 or
  • 30-level Green Certificate course,6 or
  • Special Projects 30

OR

5 CREDITS IN

  • 30-level Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) course7