Graduation Program

  • Graduation requirements as determined by the BC Ministry of Education. Graduates will receive BC Dogwood Diploma. For more information, please visit BC Education.
  • Students are required to take 80 credits for graduation; at least 16 credits must be at the Grade 12 level, including a Grade 12 Language Arts course.
  • Students are required to take 13 courses (52 credits) and 7 elective courses (28 credits).

All courses are worth 4 credits each:

Required Courses

Student is required to take the following courses. (13 courses/ 52 credits)

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Subject Area Minimum Credits
Planning 10 4
Language Arts 10 4
Language Arts 11 4
Language Arts 12 4
Mathematics 10 4
Mathematics 11 or 12 4
Fine Arts and/or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12 4
Social Studies 10 4
Social Studies 11 or 12 4
Science 10 4
Science 11 or 12 4
Physical Education 10 4
Graduation Transitions 4
- Required Courses Total Credits: 52 Credits
*Math 10 and English 12 - Provincial exams will be written according to the Ministry of Education.  
 

Elective Courses

School offers the following elective courses ( but not limited to). Student should take at least 7 elective courses (28 credits) -
 
Pre-Calculus 11 or 12 4
Calculus 12 4
Biology 11 or 12 4
Physics 11 or 12 4
Chemistry 11 or 12 4
Economics 12 4
Geography 12 4
Geology 12 4
Psychology 12 4
Mandarin 11/12 4
Yearbook 12 4
Happiness 12 (this is a required course for Columbia Academy graduate) 4
 
-Elective Courses At Least Credits: 28 Credits
- Overall Total Credits: 80 Credits



Columbia Academy is fully certified and fully bonded with the BC Ministry of Education, students will receive the BC Dogwood Diploma upon graduation from our high school program.


Columbia Academy Students' Handbook