Credits and Grading

Credit System

Each high school course is assigned a credit value based upon the number of hours that students have access to instruction.

1 credit 25 hours of instruction (1 CTS module)
3 credits 75 hours of instruction (a half course – three times a week for a semester)
5 credits 125 hours of instruction (a full course – three times a week for a year or six times a week for a semester)
6 credits 150 hours of instruction (two half courses)

Course Numbering System

Grade 10 Course numbers begin with the number 1
eg. English 10-1, Design Studies 10 (5)
Grade 11 Course numbers begin with the number 2
eg. English 20-1, Mathematics 20-1,
Foods 20 (3)
Grade 12 Course numbers begin with the number 3
eg. English 30-1, Mathematics 30-2,
Computer ScienceĀ 30 (5)

Grading System

A 80% – 100% Achieved the Standard of Excellence
B 65% – 79% Approaching the Standard of Excellence
C 50% – 64% Achieved the Acceptable Standard
F 0% – 49% Not achieved the Acceptable Standard and
no credits awarded

Students must choose the appropriate courses within their range of ability and interests. They must also aim to complete their high school diploma successfully in three years.