TIS and the
Alberta High School Diploma

TIS is proud to offer the Alberta High School Diploma program for students in Grades 10 to 12. High standards are expected of all graduating students and the curriculum requires students to develop higher order thinking and learning skills.

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Alberta High School Diploma Graduation Requirements

Alberta has requirements that students must meet in order to earn their high school diploma. In addition, students who are planning on attending university will need to take additional courses in order to meet university and specific postsecondary program entrance requirements for Alberta students (for admission, all TIS students are considered Alberta students).

The Alberta High School Program has two levels for some core subjects - Dash 1 and Dash 2, with Dash 1 being the more rigorous of the two options. Some universities require Dash 1, while others do not. It is important to enroll in the most challenging program and achieve the highest possible results at TIS for top universities.

Students must successfully complete certain courses and earn a minimum of 100 credits. Of the 100 credits needed to obtain a diploma, approximately 58 credits will be earned through mandatory courses which are: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Career & Life Management. Students will choose additional core and/or optional courses needed to earn the remaining credits. At TIS, we offer a variety of optional courses, including Mandarin, Music, Art, Drama, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Robotics, Architecture and French.              

Alberta High School Diploma requirements:       

10 Credits in any combination from:                           

10 Credits in any 30-level course (in addition to a 30-level English Language Arts and a 30-level Social Studies course as specified above)
These courses may include: