Diploma Requirements: High School Students

Vista Virtual School (VVS) High School students should review the following information to ensure they have the required courses they need to:

– obtain their Alberta High School Diploma
– apply to the post-secondary school of their choice (if applicable)

The first step you should take when academic planning is determine how many credits you currently have and what courses you have already taken. To do this, you need to download a Detailed Academic Report (DAR) from MyPass. To set up MyPass, please visit our MyPass Information page for instructions.

High School Students

Alberta High School Diploma (100 Credits)

Core Requirements

Required Courses:Credits:
English Language Arts 30-level (30-1 or 30-2)5 credits
Social Studies 30-level (30-1 or 30-2)5 credits
Math 20-level (20-1, 20-2 or 20-3)5 credits
Science 20-level (Science 20, Science 24, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20)5 credits
Physical Education 103 credits
Career and Life Management3 credits

10 credits in any combination from

Required Courses:
Career and Technology Studies (CTS) Courses
Fine Arts Courses
Second Languages Courses
Physical Education 20 and/or 30
Registered Apprenticeship Program Courses
Locally developed courses in CTS, fine arts, or second languages courses

10 credits in any 30-level courses (in addition to a 30-level English Language Arts and a 30-level Social Studies Course)

Required Courses:
30-Level Locally Developed Courses
Advanced Level (3000 Series) in Career and Technology Studies Courses
30-Level Work Experience Courses
30-Level Registered Apprenticeship Program Courses
30-Level Green Certificate Specialization Courses
Special Projects 30

Additional Resources

Diploma Requirement Checklist: Please review the checklist available in MyPass to ensure you have all of the courses you need.

Class Schedule Examples: Click here to view multiple class schedule examples for graduation created by our academic counsellors.

Cross-Reference Chart: Click here for a list of all current courses offered that meet one or more of the requirements above.

Certificate of High School Achievement and Certificate of School Completion

The Certificate of High School Achievement and Certificate of School Completion cannot be obtained at Vista Virtual School. Please consult your local schools to see if these options are right for you.

Waiving Prerequisites and Retroactive Credits

In certain circumstances, retroactive credits may be awarded and prerequisites may be waived. Please contact one of our Academic Counsellors for more information.

Questions? Talk to Wayne!

Wayne Rufiange for Grades 10-12 working towards a high school diploma

Email: wayne.rufiange@pembinahills.ca
Phone: 1-855-974-5333 x7212
Schedule an appointment: Rufiange Appointment Booking