Dogwood Diploma – at a glance:

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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 Numeracy Assessment was introduced in 2018
  • 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 (Grade 12’s are exempt from writing this assessment for the 2020/21 School year)

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

  • Career Life Education
  • Career Life Connections

Grad 2021 Dates and Information

Grads and Grad Families:

As we head into spring most of our grade 12’s are thinking about grad. At the beginning of the year we had really hoped that restrictions would be lifted by June and that we would be able to return to UVic for our grad ceremony; in our optimism we actually booked the facility. It is clear that we will not be permitted to hold any large gathering for either a grad ceremony or banquet. All our secondary school in our district have been consulting to find alignment and consistency and we have been working with our grad committee student members to plan an alternate solution that adheres to provincial health orders. Right now we are looking at a similar process as last year where we held several small group ceremonies that allowed the grad and 2 family members to attend with the addition of a livestreaming element that will allow other family members and friends to virtually attend. WE are hopeful that we can provide more details in the coming weeks.

Grad Photos: December 14-18 2020