In senior high school, provincially developed programs are designed to accommodate transfer between course sequences at particular points. Special circumstances may warrant student transfer at other points; however, the possible transfer points are as follows for

  • Aboriginal Studies Program
  • Arts Education Course Sequences
  • English Language Arts Program
  • Français Program
  • French Language Arts Program
  • French as a Second Language Course Sequences
  • Mathematics Program
  • Science Program
  • Social Studies Program
  • Knowledge and Employability Occupational Courses to Career and Technology Studies Courses

Students generally take the prerequisite in a course sequence (e.g., English Language Arts 10-1, 20-1, 30 1). This route is designated by solid arrows. However, Alberta Education recognizes that students may transfer between course sequences and these possible routes are designated by broken arrows.

The school authority shall have a policy that clearly states the criteria to be met by a student who wishes to change course sequences.

Aboriginal Studies Program

Aboriginal Studies course sequence.

(Credit values may differ for each course. Courses may be 3 or 5 credits.)

Arts Education Course Sequences

Art

Art course sequences.

(Credit values may differ for each course. The 10-level and 20-level courses can be 3, 4 or 5 credits. The 30-level courses are 5 credits.)

Drama

Drama course sequence.

(Credit values may differ for each course. The 10-level and 20-level courses can be 3 or 5 credits. The 30-level course is 5 credits.)

Music Disciplines

Music course sequences and transfer points.

(Credit values may differ for each course. The 10-level and 20-level courses and General Music 30 can be 3 or 5 credits. Instrumental Music 30 and Choral Music 30 are 5 credits.)

English Language Arts (ELA) Program

English language arts course sequences and transfer points.

(Each course is 5 credits.)

Français Program

(Francophone Schools)

Français course sequences and transfer points.

(Each course is 5 credits.)

French Language Arts Program

(French Immersion Schools)

French language arts course sequences and transfer points.

(Each course is 5 credits.)

French as a Second Language Course Sequences

For students in senior high school with no previous knowledge of French:

French 10-3Y, 20-3Y, 30-3Y course sequence.

For students studying French with the requisite skills from the Grade 9 nine-year (9Y) course sequence:

French 10-9Y, 20-9Y, 30-9Y course sequence.

For students who possess a superior level of French prior to entering Grade 10:1

French 31a, b, c course sequence.

(Each course is 5 credits.)

1 This course sequence is intended for students who demonstrate language skills that are equivalent or superior to those demonstrated by students who have successfully completed French 30-9Y, and who desire to continue to refine their skills in French.

Mathematics Program

Mathematics course sequences and transfer points.

(Each course is 5 credits.)

1 Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite or corequisite for Mathematics 31.

Science Program

Sciences course sequences and transfer points.

(Each course is 5 credits.)

1 Students who have achieved a final mark of 50% or greater in any one of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20 or Science 20 may enrol in Science 30.

Social Studies Program

Social studies course sequences and transfer points.

(Each course is 5 credits.)

Knowledge and Employability Occupational Courses to Career and Technology Studies (CTS) Courses

Knowledge and Employability occupational courses and CTS course sequences and transfer points.

(Each CTS course is typically 1 credit.)
(Each Knowledge and Employability course is 5 credits.)

1 Transfer from a 10-4 Knowledge and Employability occupational course directly to an intermediate-level (2000 series) Career and Technology Studies course may be considered where there is content relevancy and prerequisite requirements are met.

For more information on Knowledge and Employability, see the Knowledge and Employability Courses section.