To earn the credits attached to all senior high school courses, a student shall achieve at least 50% in each course.
Credits will not be granted for courses that a student has previously passed and for which credits have been awarded. In the case of a student repeating a course, the higher mark will appear on the Alberta Transcript of High School Achievement.
Awarding and reporting dual credits
Recognizing the importance of supporting transitions from high school to post-secondary and/or the workplace, dual credit programming creates opportunities for high school students to earn both high school and post-secondary credits for the same coursework and allows for these opportunities to be reported on the Alberta Transcript of High School Achievement.
Dual credit programming falls within the Career and Technology Studies (CTS) program. Awarding and reporting of dual credit courses will follow the same processes as for other CTS high school courses. See Reporting CTS Courses in the Student Assessment in Senior High School section.
Additionally, where there is a formal dual credit partnership between a school authority and an eligible post-secondary institution, schools may designate in PASI, through the use of the dual enrolment flag (DEF), that a dual credit course is aligned with a post-secondary course. Principals will be able to flag courses taken through a dual enrolment and will be asked to select the post-secondary institution through which the courses were taken.
For more details on authorized dual credit programming and associated course codes, email the Dual Credit Team at [email protected].
Awarding and reporting external credentials
Recognizing the importance of supporting transitions from high school to post-secondary and/or the workplace, the Career and Technology Studies (CTS) program creates opportunities for high school students to earn external credentials that can be reported on the Alberta Transcript of High School Achievement.
For external credentials associated with CTS Credentialed Pathways, the associated courses and the credential can be added to the student’s record in PASI. The Alberta Transcript of High School Achievement will report the external credential as well as the CTS courses completed and credits awarded. See the CTS Credentialed Pathways document for a list of pathways that are associated with external credentials that can be identified on a student’s transcript.