Grade 10 is a very important year. It is the year students begin to meet their graduation requirements. In grade 10, the courses needed for graduation are:

*Download these two document to help with graduation planning*

(Grad Planner (PDF)

and Dogwood Planner (PDF))

(The companion document to the Grad Planner 2015/16)

This year you should aim to take...

**Starting in the 2016/2017 school year, changes to graduation and assessment will be more closely aligned with the new curriculum and personalized learning. Grade 10 courses completed after June 30th 2016 can no longer write the gr 10 Math, English, or Science exams. All students will write a literacy assessment and math skills assessment provincial exam before graduation (available Sept. 2017). Please see this link for more information:

  • a Language Arts (aka English) 10
  • Social Studies 10
  • Mathematics 10 
  • a Science 10 
  • Physical Education 10
  • Planning 10
  • a Fine Arts and/or an Applied Skills 10, 11, or 12, AND
  • one elective from grade 10 - 12. A student is also required to take 7 electives for graduation (3 of which must be a grade 12 level course)

    Applied Skills
    courses offered at SCIDES:
    Accounting 11, ACE IT, Business Computer Applications 11, Entrepreneurship 10, Family Studies 11/12, Foods & Nutrition 11/12, Marketing 11/12, Secondary School Apprenticeship 11A * Note that Independent Directed Studies courses may also include focus areas of Information Technology, Technology Education, Textiles etc.

    Fine Arts courses offered at SCIDES:
    Photography 10-12, Visual Arts  10-12.* Note that Independent Directed Studies courses may also include focus areas of Dance, Drama, Theater etc.