Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to earn a high school diploma?

To earn an Alberta High School Diploma, a St. Gabriel Online School student must earn a minimum of 100 credits by meeting the standards and complete the following courses:

  • English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2 or Français 30
  • Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2
  • Mathematics 20-1, 20-2, 20-3
  • Science 24 or Science 20 or Biology 20 or Chemistry 20 or Physics 20

Note 1: The diploma examination mark for English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2 or Français 30 and Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2, when averaged with the school-awarded mark, must result in a final mark of 50% or greater.

Note 2: For those taking Mathematics 30, and 30-level science courses, when averaged with the school-awarded mark, must result in a final mark of 50% or greater. However, successful completion of these courses is not a condition of Alberta High School Diploma graduation requirements.

* Complete and meet the standards of the following:

  • Physical Education 10 
  • Career and Life Management (CALM) (3 credits)
  • Earn 10 credits in any 30-level course other than English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2 and Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2
  • 10 credits, in any combination, from:
  • Career and Technology Studies (CTS) OR
  • fine arts (Art or Music) OR
  • second languages ~(French) OR
  • Work Experience OR
  • Physical Education 20 and/or Physical Education 30 OR
  • locally authorized courses in CTS, or second languages OR
  • Religious Education

How do students know which courses to take to prepare for post-secondary education?

Students who have identified their post-secondary plans should consult a calendar from the post-secondary institution of their choice for the necessary prerequisite senior high school courses. Students should contact the school counsellor for specific information.

What happens if a Grade 12 student is short of credits after the first semester?

It may be possible for such a student to complete the diploma requirements by taking extra courses, an extra semester, summer school, night school or distance learning. 

How could I be assured that my child will have a positive experience in school?

Students, parents/guardians/supervisors and teachers share a commitment to lifelong learning. Ongoing communication among them is one way of ensuring success.