B.C. Certificate of Graduation

The B.C. Certificate of Graduation or "Dogwood Diploma" is awarded to students who successfully complete the provincial graduation requirements. Students require a minimum of 80 credits to graduate.

Of these 80 credits:

At least 16 credits must be at the Grade 12 level, including a required Language Arts 12

At least 28 credits must be elective course credits 

52 credits are required from the following: 

Career-Life Education (4 credits), and Career-Life Connections (4 credits) 

Physical and Health Education 10 (4 credits)

Science 10 (4 credits), and a Science 11 or 12 (4 credits)

Social Studies 10 (4 credits), and a Social Studies 11 or 12 (4 credits)

A Math 10 (4 credits), and a Math 11 or 12 (4 credits)

A Language Arts 10, 11 and a required 12 (12 credits total)

An Arts Education 10, 11, or 12 and/or an Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies 10, 11, or 12 (4 credits total) 

In addition, students must also complete three new graduation assessments:

The new Grade 10 Graduation Literacy Assessment will be introduced in 2019/20

The New Grade 12 Graduation Literacy Assessment will be introduced in 2020/21 

For 2019/20 and beyond, the following career education courses will be used in all BC schools:

Career Life Education

Career Life Connections.

The Chinese and Punjabi version linked at:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/graduation