High School Graduation

High School in the Province of Quebec extends from Grade 7 through Grade 11. The Ministry of Education recognizes the graduation of students who have accumulated course credits in Grades 10 and 11.

High School Subjects

Subjects Cycle 1 = Cycle 2 =
Sec. 1
Grade 7
Sec. 2
Grade 8
Sec. 3
Grade 9
Sec. 4
Grade 10
Sec. 5
Grade 11
English Language Studies 6 6
French Second Language 4 4
Mathematics 4/6 4/6
Science and Technology 4
Chemistry 4
Physics 4
Geography
History and Citizenship 4
Contemporary World 4
Art / Music / Drama 2+2 2+2
Ethics and World Religions 4 2
Physical and Health Ed. 2 2
POP – Career Planning 4
Financial Education 2

High School Graduation Requirements

Students in Secondary 4 (Grade 10) and Secondary 5 (Grade 11) must accumulate 54 credits (at least 20 of these credits must be in Secondary 5 (Grade 11).
4 credits in Sec IV mathematics; 4 credits in Sec IV science/technology; 4 credits in Sec IV history/citizenship education; 2 credits in Sec IV arts education;
6 credits in Sec V English; 4 credits in Sec V French; 2 credits in Sec V ethics/religious culture or physical education/health; 4 credits in contemporary world.
A CEGEP (the equivalent of Grades 12 and 13) will accept students into programs with Sec IV mathematics as a minimum requirement, nevertheless preferred status will be given to students with Sec V mathematics.

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