Requirements for High School Graduation

What do I need to graduate from the English and French Immersion programs?

If you are a student in the English or French Immersion programs and started high school in September 2015, you need the following to graduate from high school with a Prince Edward Island Senior High School Graduation Certificate:

At least 20 credits, including 12 from the following subjects:

  • three (3) English credits, one of which must be ENG621A or ENG631A
  • two (2) math credits (post-secondary institutions may require three or more math credits)
  • two (2) science credits
  • two (2) social studies credits, one of which must be CAS401A, GEO421A, HIS421G/J, LAW521A, LAW521F, LAW531A, HIS621A, HIS621B, or POL621A or a social studies credit approved by the Director of English Innovation, Education and Programs as a compulsory credit
  • one (1) physical education credit, which must be PED401A
  • one (1) career education and personal development credit, which must be CEO401A or CAR421F
  • one (1) credit identified as a creativity or innovation course, or one (1) French language credit
  • five (5) credits must be at the Grade 12 level
  • Successful completion of the Prince Edward Island Secondary Literacy Assessment (for students starting high school in September 2017)

If you leave school without fulfilling the requirements for a Provincial Senior High School Graduation Certificate, you may qualify for a Provincial Certificate of Accomplishment if you complete the following:

At least 20 credits, including:

  • three (3) language arts credits
  • two (2) math credits
  • two (2) science credits
  • two (2) social studies credits
  • five (5) credits must be at the Grade 12 level

Full-course credits in the English and French Immersion programs are 110 hours long.  You need a mark of at least 50 per cent to pass a course and get a credit.

See the Minister’s directive MD 17-02 Granting of Senior High Graduation Diploma and Certificate of Accomplishment in the English language education program for more information and for graduation requirements if you entered high school before September 2015.

What do I need to graduate from the French program?

If you are a student in the French program and started high school in September 2015, you need the following to graduate from high school with a Prince Edward Island Senior High School Graduation Certificate:

At least 25 credits, including 15 from the following subjects:

  • five (5) French First Language credits, one of which must be FRA621M or FRA631M
  • three (3) math credits
  • two (2) science credits
  • two (2) social studies credits
  • one (1) English credit
  • one (1) career education credit, which must be CAR421M
  • one (1) arts, trades, technology, or physical education credit
  • seven (7) credits must be at the Grade 12 level
  • Successful completion of the Prince Edward Island Secondary Literacy Assessment (for students starting high school in September 2017)

Full-course credits in the French program are 92.5 hours long.  You need a mark of at least 50 per cent to pass a course and get a credit.

See the Minister’s directive MD 17-03 Granting of Senior High Graduation Diploma in the French first language education program for more information and for graduation requirements if you entered high school before September 2015.

Who can I contact for more information?

To find out how you’re doing on completing graduation requirements, contact your school’s principal or vice-principal.

For general information, contact the Directors of English or French Curriculum at the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture.

Director of English Curriculum
Education, Early Learning and Culture
Holman Centre
250 Water St., Suite 101
Summerside, PE  C1N 1B6
Telephone: (902) 438-4870
Fax: (902) 438-4884
Email: dpmcewen@edu.pe.ca

Director of French Curriculum
Education, Early Learning and Culture
Holman Centre
250 Water St., Suite 101
Summerside, PE  C1N 1B6
Telephone: (902) 438-4870
Fax: (902) 438-4884
Email: rvhurtubise@gov.pe.ca

 

Published date: 
April 30, 2015