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The B.C. Certificate of Graduation – Dogwood Diploma

The B.C. Certificate of Graduation or “Dogwood Diploma” is awarded to students who successfully complete the provincial graduation requirements for Grades 10 – 12.

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.

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

  • Career Life Education.
  • Career Life Connections.

Franklin School is fully bonded and certified with the B.C. Ministry of Education. Franklin students will receive the B.C. Certificate of Graduation – Dogwood Diploma – upon graduation.