Placement and promotion of a student from one grade or course to another is determined by the school principal, in accordance with policies of the school authority and the provisions in the Guide.

Grade 10 Students

For the purpose of determining a student’s high school completion requirements, the following applies: Upon promotion from Grade 9 and subsequent placement in Grade 10, the student’s Grade 10 year is the school year in which the student receives the first mark (between 0% and 100%) in a senior high school course, as reported to Alberta Education.

Senior High School Courses and Credits for Junior High School Students

Secondary education programs recognize and accommodate the wide range of developmental needs and abilities that exist among students.

The opportunity to take senior high school courses for diploma credits during a junior high school’s regular instructional day may be offered individually on a case-by-case basis, as deemed appropriate, to an eligible student, as identified by the principal of a junior high school.

An eligible student is one who, in the opinion of the junior high school principal,

  • has successfully completed each core junior high school course by acceptably achieving the learning outcomes (general and specific),
  • has acceptably achieved all of the learning outcomes (general and specific) in all enrolled optional courses, and
  • shows special interest and signs of high potential in subject areas that are part of a high school completion program.

A decision to extend this opportunity to a student is based on the best interests of the student and follows appropriate consultation with and approval of a parent or guardian and the senior high school principal.

A student may be offered an opportunity to take one or more senior high school courses at the junior high school or by attending a senior high school part time.

The following senior high school courses cannot be taken for credit by students enrolled in a junior high school:

  • Career and Life Management (CALM)
  • Career Internship 10
  • English as a Second Language courses
  • Green Certificate Program courses
  • K&E Workplace Readiness 10-4, Workplace Practicum 20-4 and Workplace Practicum 30-4
  • intermediate-level (2000 series) and advanced-level (3000 series) CTS courses
  • locally developed courses, with the exception of locally developed language arts or language and culture courses
  • Registered Apprenticeship Program 15–25–35
  • Special Projects 10, 20 and 30
  • Work Experience 15, 25 and 35

Only a Francophone school in Alberta can offer credit for Français courses.

Where senior high school courses are offered at the junior high school level, the planning for such courses should be based on collaboration between junior high schools and senior high schools. Junior high school teachers challenging students with senior high school courses should consult with senior high school teachers to establish procedures that ensure consistency in implementing course outcomes and assessment standards.

Schools offering senior high school courses to junior high school students must ensure that the approved programs of study for the senior high school courses are followed.

A junior high school student receives credits and marks for successfully completed senior high school courses. The junior high school principal submits the marks into PASI. Once submitted, the marks will appear on the student’s transcript.