Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements for Manitoba High School Diplomas

From Grade 9 to Grade 12, students earn course credits towards high school graduation. To obtain a Manitoba high school diploma, students must accumulate a minimum of 30 credits from a combination of compulsory and optional courses.

Four diploma programs are available, each with specific compulsory and optional course requirements.

New Graduation Requirements for the Senior Years Technology Education Program (SYTEP) diploma. Effective September 2018, History of Canada (30F) will become a compulsory credit for the Senior Years Technology Education Program (SYTEP) diploma. This change will be implemented in schools starting in September 2018 (i.e. Grade 10 students entering the program in September 2018 will require the credit to graduate in June 2021). Please see the Senior Years Technology Education Program website for more information.

When choosing courses, students should ensure they meet the entrance requirements of the post-secondary education and training, apprenticeship or private vocational training they plan to pursue.

High School Graduation Requirements for International Students

Each year, Manitoba welcomes many international students to the Manitoba public and funded independent school systems. The new policy Manitoba Graduation Requirements for Students Presenting Non-Canadian Transcripts for Credit Towards a Manitoba High School Diploma is designed to help international students succeed in Manitoba. Effective September 1, 2017, this policy will assist students in the adequate preparation for post-secondary education and help ensure competency in English or French of international students.

Letter (PDF Document 483 KB)
Policy (PDF Document 20 KB)

Individualized Senior Years Program: Certificate of Completion

This certificate recognizes the achievement of students with intellectual disabilities who benefit from a highly individualized and functionally appropriate learning experience.

Guidelines for Awarding a Certificate of Completion (PDF Document 70 KB)