Graduation Requirements

ACADEMIC

Minimum Graduation Requirements
Minimum graduation requirements DO NOT ensure acceptance into university or community college. ALL students pursuing post secondary education need to check entrance requirements.  It is ultimately the responsibility of the students to ensure he/she meets the graduation requirements.

COMPULSORY CREDITS

Grade 9

English

Mathematics

Phys Ed

Science

Social Studies

Grade 10

English

Mathematics

Phys Ed

Science

Geography

Grade 11

English

Mathematics

History

Phys Ed

 

Grade 12

English

Mathematics

Phys Ed *

 

 

Note: 30 credits are required for graduation. 

As part of the first 30 credits:

  1. 1. Up to 12 School Initiated Courses and Student Initiated Projects can be used as part of the 30 credits.
  2. 2. In addition to English, Math and Phys Ed in grade 12, students must have at least two other options at the Grade 12 level.

TECHNOLOGY

Vocational and Business Education Minimum Graduation Requirements
Minimum graduation requirements DO NOT ensure acceptance into university or community college. ALL students pursuing post secondary education need to check entrance requirements. It is ultimately the responsibility of the student to ensure he/she meets the graduation requirements.

COMPULSORY CREDITS

Grade 9

English

Mathematics

Phys Ed

Science

Social Studies

Grade 10

English

Mathematics

Phys Ed

Science

Geography

Grade 11

English

Mathematics

Phys Ed

*

 

Grade 12

English

Mathematics

Phys Ed

*

 

Note: 30 credits are required for graduation.

As part of the first 30 credits:

  1. For a province of Manitoba diploma, students must have a minimum of 8 credits to a maximum of 14 credits from courses approved under the Senior Years Tech-
  2. nology Education Program. At least two credits must be from Grade 11 and two credits from Grade 12. Up to 11 School Initiated Courses and 3 Student Initiated Projects can be used as part of the 30 credits.
  3. In addition to English, Math, and Phys Ed in Grade 11, students must have at least two other Grade 11 options.
  4. In addition to English, Math, and Phys Ed in Grade 12, students must have at least two other Grade 12 options.

ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO ACHIEVE CREDITS

Post Secondary Credits (Dual credits)
Students pursuing post-secondary university or community college credits can count these credits as part of the 30 credits required for graduation. These post-secondary credits could be earned as compulsory or optional credits to a maximum of five within the required 30 credits for graduation. Accessibility and registration is determined by the post-secondary institution. 

Community Service Credit   
The Community Service credit allows students to earn a half credit or one full credit in their high school years by volunteering in the community. Information is available in the Career Centre.

Challenge for Credit
The Portage School Division recognizes that students may, in exceptional circumstances, have already acquired the know-ledge, skills and attitudes of a particular course. The Challenge for Credit Option provides a process for students to demonstrate that they have achieved learning outcomes as defined in the Manitoba curriculum for a directly related course. The requirements to earn a credit via challenge should be similar to the requirement to earn the credit through regular instruction; that is, the student should demonstrate that he/she can meet the curriculum learning outcomes in an appropriate way.

Student Initiated Projects
Among the electives necessary for graduation, a student may
include up to three credits for projects that he/she has initiated and which the school, within the parameters of department guidelines, is prepared to approve and supervise for credit purposes. All SIPs must be approved by the administration by September 30 in
Semester 1 or February 28 in Semester 2. Interested students should make arrangements through the Student Services Department.

Private Music Option
A private music option under private teachers may be accepted for credit in each year of high school. The requirements for this option have been set up by the Universities and Department of Education in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba acting through the
Western Board of Music and Royal Conservatory of Toronto.

Special Language Credit
Manitoba high school students may claim special credit for
languages not included in the regular high school program. See a
resource teacher for more information.

Cadet Credits
Students may obtain 2 credits through participation in Cadet programs outside the school. These credits may be counted in addition to the 30 credits required for graduation.