Manitoba
MY CHILD IN SCHOOL
MY CHILD IN SCHOOL – Informed Parent, Involved Parent

GRADE 12

OVERVIEW

Students use and study technology to create practical solutions to problems – individually or in groups –- to develop technical skills, knowledge and attitudes. Technology Education enables students to explore their ideas and gain practical experiences in a safe and supportive environment. Technology Education allows learners to evaluate their strengths and interests in career choices. It also reflects rapid changes in the workplace and allows students to make informed decisions about their future.

In Grade 12, your child will need to earn credits in 3 compulsory subjects: English, Language Arts, Mathematics and Physical Education/Health Education. These credits are required to obtain a Manitoba high school diploma.

In addition to these 3 compulsory courses, your child will take optional courses to earn the necessary credits towards graduation requirements (a minimum of 30 credits in Senior Years). Students in Grade 11 are specializing in the technical vocational area of their choice. In their last year of high school, Grade 12 students will continue to specialize and develop the skills in order to make a successful transition to the workforce or to post-secondary education. The learning outcomes will be linked to post-secondary training or apprenticeship.

The Senior Years English Technology Education Diploma

Students must complete 16 compulsory courses to graduate in the English Technology Education Program. Here’s a list of these courses.

Compulsory senior years courses in the English Technology Education Program
SUBJECT AREA COURSE TITLE
Grade 9 5 credits
English Language Arts English Language Arts
Mathematics Mathematics 
Science Science
Social Studies Canada in the Contemporary World
Physical Education/Health Education Physical Education/Health Education
Grade 10 5 credits
English Language Arts English Language Arts 
Mathematics 1 of the following:
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Introduction to Applied and Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Science Science 
Social Studies Geographic Issues of the 21st Century 
Physical Education/Health Education Physical Education/Health Education 
Grade 11 3 credits
English Language Arts  1 of the following:
  • ELA: Comprehensive Focus
  • ELA: Literary Focus
  • ELA: Transactional Focus
Mathematics 1 of the following:
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Physical Education/Health Education Physical Education/Health Education
Grade 12 3 credits
English Language Arts 1 of the following:
  • ELA: Comprehensive Focus
  • ELA: Literary Focus
  • ELA: Transactional Focus
  • ELA: Language and Technical Communications
Mathematics 1 of the following:
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Physical Education/Health Education Physical Education/Health Education

In addition, 8 approved compulsory technical vocational credits are required to obtain a diploma in this program. Schools typically offer one of these credits in Grade 10, 3 in Grade 11 and 4 in Grade 12. The 8 courses developed from Grades 10 to 12 form the foundation courses within the specific cluster. Finally, the student must earn a minimum of 6 optional credits to have the 30 credits required to graduate.

Compulsory courses 16 credits
Courses from a technical vocational cluster (Grade 10 to 12) 8 credits
Optional courses 6 credits
Number of credits required for the Senior Year Diploma 30 credits

Click on the OPT tab for additional information on optional courses.

For more information on graduation requirements, please contact the school’s guidance counsellor.

For more information on Senior Years Technology Education, talk to the school guidance counsellor or visit the Senior Years Technology Education page

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

To obtain a high school diploma, students must earn a credit in any one of the following courses:

  • Grade 12 English Language Arts: Comprehensive Focus
  • Grade 12 English Language Arts: Literary Focus
  • Grade 12 English Language Arts: Transactional Focus
  • Grade 12 English Language Arts: Language and Technical Communications

It is possible for a student to earn credits for more than one English Language Arts course at the same grade level.

Before choosing courses, students must make sure that the courses meet the entrance requirements for specific faculties, programs or courses being considered after finishing high school.

MATHEMATICS

To obtain a high school diploma, students must earn a credit in at least one of the following three courses: Grade 12 Essential Mathematics, Grade 12 Applied Mathematics, or Grade 12 Pre-Calculus Mathematics.

All students can benefit from a general understanding of mathematics for personal and work-related use, and for future plans, regardless of their career and/or post-secondary choices. Some high school students will need in-depth studies of mathematics for their post-secondary education. Therefore, before choosing a mathematics course, students must make sure that it meets the entrance requirements for specific post-secondary program or faculty that they have chosen.

A student may earn more than one Mathematics credit in the same grade level.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH EDUCATION

The purpose of the combined physical education/health education curriculum is to encourage physically active and healthy lifestyles.

To obtain a high school diploma students must obtain a total of four credits in physical education/health education, including one credit in Grade 12. As part of the Grade 12 credit, students must complete a Physical Activity Practicum which involves participation in physical activities based on a personal plan.

OPTIONAL COURSES

To meet the graduation requirements, students must earn a minimum of 30 credits as presented in the following table:

Compulsory courses 16 credits
Courses from a technical vocational cluster (Grade 10 to 12) 8 credits
Optional courses 6 credits
Number of credits required for the Senior Years Diploma 30 credits

Students must therefore choose optional courses to earn the number of credits required for a high school diploma. The list of optional courses varies from school to school. Your child's choices of optional courses may:

  • offer additional academic support (ex. Grade 9 Transitional Mathematics)
  • complement his/her personal and academic interests
  • reinforce and support his/her career choices