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.

In accordance with The French Immersion Policy in Manitoba (2023), as of September 2024, students starting Grade 9 must earn a minimum of 15 credits from courses taught in French of the 30 required to obtain a provincial French immersion diploma. The additional required credit from a course taught in French must be earned in either Grade 11 or 12. In other words, as of 2027/28, all French immersion students must have earned a minimum of 15 credits from courses taught in French in order to obtain a provincial French immersion diploma.

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 Manitoba’s public and funded independent schools. The Manitoba Graduation Requirements for Students Presenting Non-Canadian Transcripts for Credit Towards a Manitoba High School Diploma policy (2017) is designed to help international students succeed in Manitoba. This policy will assist students in the adequate preparation for post-secondary education and help ensure competency in English or French of international students.

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.