There are two different graduation programs that lead to a graduation certificate from the Kindergarten to Grade 12 system:
- Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma): Secondary school graduation for most students in B.C. comes after acquiring 80 credits.
- Adult Graduation Diploma: Learners who are 18 years of age or older can combine credits earned at both secondary and post-secondary schools towards either a B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma (Adult Dogwood) or a regular B.C. Dogwood Diploma.
Getting Credit to Graduate
Find out about flexible learning options that can help you get credit to graduate.
Leaving High School
Help make this a smooth transition – check that you’ve got all the credits you need to graduate, get a job or start a post-secondary program.
Learning supports: Students who have special needs should meet with their school support team along with a parent or guardian to help make sure that they can successfully meet the goals of their K-12 educational program.
Living and working in the community: Work together with your school support team to also explore skill development options like apprenticeships, co-operative education and career technical centres designed to help students get the life skills they need for life and work:
Post-secondary: Universities, colleges and technical institutions also offer programs, funding and services for students who require learning supports: