Course Requirements

Use the charts below to understand course requirements and take note of the changes to the award amounts you may be eligible for depending on the year you completed high school.

High School - Graduated after April 1, 2008

Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
  • Average of 75.0% to 79.9%
    in five courses - $300*

  • Average of 80% or higher
    in five courses - $400
  • Average of 75.0% to 79.9%
    in five courses - $500*

  • Average of 80% or higher
    in five courses - $800
  • Average of 75.0% to 79.9%
    in five courses - $700*

  • Average of 80% or higher
    in five courses - $1,300

Average is calculated from 5 designated courses
*Option/Career and Technology Studies (CTS) may also be considered (See below).

One of:
  • English 10-1, 10-2
  • Français 10-1 or 10-2
One of:
  • English 20-1, 20-2
  • Français 20-1 or 20-2
One of:
  • English 30-1, 30-2
  • Français 30-1 or 30-2
At least two of:
  • Mathematics 10C
  • Science 10
  • Social Studies 10-1 or 10-2
  • A language other than one used above at the Grade 10 level.
At least two of:
  • Mathematics 20-1, or 20-2
  • Chemistry 20
  • Physics 20
  • Science 20
  • Biology 20
  • Social Studies 20-1 or 20-2
  • A language other than one used above at the Grade 11 level.
At least two of:
  • Mathematics 30-1, 30-2 or 31
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
  • A language other than one used above at the Grade 12 level.
Any two courses with minimum three credit value at Grade 10 level (1000 or 4000 series) including those listed above and combined introductory CTS courses. Any two courses with minimum three credit value at Grade 11 level (2000 or 5000 series) including those listed above and combined intermediate CTS courses. Any two courses with minimum five credit value at Grade 12 level (3000, 6000 or 9000 series) including those listed above and combined advanced CTS courses.

High School - Graduated before April 1, 2008

  Before 1999 1999 to 2006

Change to Award Value
April 1, 2006

Change to Grade 12 Course Criteria

Average

80.0%+

80.0%+

80.0%+

Grade 10 $300 $400 $400
Grade 11

    $500

$800 $800
Grade 12 $700 $1,300

$1,300

*Two Grade 12 options
of five credits each

Notes:

  • French and Français are not the same course and not interchangeable.
  • A course cannot be repeated after a higher level course has been taken in the same series.
  • Average marks are not rounded up when calculating eligibility for scholarships.
  • The value of the scholarship is calculated on the overall average in five designated courses as listed under each grade level.
  • Courses listed in the "Coursework in Alberta Accredited Schools" section and the "Private Music Study" section of an official Alberta Transcript of High School Achievement are acceptable (excludes Driver’s Education)
    • Only marks obtained before the start of post-secondary study can be used.
    • Courses with a 'Pass' on a high school transcript are equivalent to a 50% mark.
    • CALM course can be taken in any grade, but the final mark will be calculated in Grade 11.

Career and Technology Studies (CTS) Courses


Grade 10 & Grade 11:

  • Three one-credit CTS modules can be combined and used as an option at the Grade 10 and Grade 11 level; or
  • Two groups of three one-credit CTS modules can be combined

Grade 12 as of April 2006:

  • Five one-credit CTS modules can be combined and used as an option; or
  • One three-credit option course plus two one-credit CTS modules can be combined

To be combined:

  • All courses must be from the same level e.g. Introductory, Intermediate or Advanced, and
  • Courses can be from different subject areas, e.g. computer courses with welding courses, and
  • Marks will be calculated and the total average combined will be used for Grades 10, 11 and 12.