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Credit System & Graduation Planner

SENIOR YEARS CREDIT SYSTEM

The Senior Years (Grade 9-12) credit system provides flexibility to enable students to pursue Senior Years courses best suited to their individual requirements and aspirations. A student may earn one credit by undertaking and successfully completing a course of study designed for approximately 110 hours of instruction. A half-credit represents 55 hours of instruction.

Manitoba Education requires that students earn a minimum of 30 credits to graduate from high school.

Credits fall into two categories:

​​​Compulsory Course - a course for which students must receive credit (e.g. English language arts, mathematics, social studies, physical education etc..)

Optional Course – is sometimes called an elective and is a course that students may choose based on their interests, abilities, values and career goals (e.g. arts, languages, music, industrial arts, information and communication technology etc..). Some courses are full; others are half credit. Students and parents are encouraged to discuss credit requirements with their school counsellors and teachers.

ACADEMIC GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To obtain a Grade 12 standing and receive a high school diploma, a student must complete a minimum of 30 credits. DMCI’s graduation requirements consist of 17 compulsory courses and 13 optional courses as described in the chart below.

Students must meet the entrance requirements of the post-secondary education (college or university), training or work situation they intend to pursue.

GRADE 9

GRADE 10

GRADE 11

GRADE 12

COMPLUSORY – 6 CREDITS

COMPLUSORY – 5 CREDITS

COMPLUSORY – 5 CREDITS

COMPLUSORY – 5 CREDITS

English Language Arts - 2 credits

English Language Arts - 2 credits

English Language Arts - 1 credit

English Language Arts - 1 credit

Mathematics - 1 credit

Mathematics - 1 credit

Mathematics - 1 credit

Mathematics - 1 credit

Social Studies - 1 credit

Social Studies - 1 credit

Social Studies - 1 credit

Physical Education/Health Education – 1 credit

Science - 1 credit

Science - 1 credit

Science - 1 credit

 

Physical Education/Health Education – 1 credit

Physical Education/Health Education – 1 credit

Physical Education/Health Education – 1 credit

 

Option Credits – min. 3 credits

Option Credits – min. 3 credits

Option Credits – min. 2 credits

Option Credits – min. 2 credits


DMCI GRADUATION PLANNER

Graduation requirements are based on the Senior Years English Program (30 Credits).

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​Click here for PRINTABLE DMCI GRADUATION PLANNER.​

OPTIONAL CREDITS

Students require a minimum of 10-11 optional credits with a minimum of 1 credit at the Grade 11 level and 2 credits at the Grade 12 level from subject areas such as:

  • Language arts (additional courses for credit)
  • Mathematics (additional courses for credit)
  • Sciences (additional courses for credit)
  • Social Studies (additional courses for credit)
  • French
  • Other second languages
  • The Arts (Visual Arts, Music Dance)
  • Technology Education (Home Economics, Business & Information Technology, Industrial Arts)
  • ​​​Medical Professionals Program
  • Medical Office Clerk Program

COURSE NUMBERS

Each course has a description and is assigned a 3-digit alpha-numeric code (e.g. English 10F, Mathematics 20S).

F​irst Character

Second Character

1 – courses developed for Grade 9
2 – courses developed for Grade 10
3 – courses developed for Grade 11
4 – courses developed for Grade 12

0 – developed by Manitoba Education for 1 credit
5 – developed by Manitoba Education for ½ credit
1 – developed by the school or division. (School Initiated Courses)

 

Third Character

F - Foundation

Courses which are broadly based and appropriate for all students, and which may lead to further studies beyond Grade 12.

 

G – General

Courses which provide a general educational experience or courses that are developed by the school or division (SICs)

 

S – Specialized

Educational experiences in specialized areas leading to further studies beyond the Senior Years.

 

E – EAL

Educational experiences designed to focus on English as an Additional Language (EAL) learning goals in the context of the subject, based on the student’s assessed level of EAL proficiency, and to assist the student in making the transition into regular Senior years programming in this content area.

 

M – Modified

Courses whose curriculum outcomes have been modified more than 50% to take into consideration the learning requirements of students. An individualized education plan (IEP) is required for each student.


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