BC Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood) / 2023 Graduation Requirement

80 credits (minimum) over Grade 10, 11, and 12 to Graduate

Student must have:

  • 52 credits (minimum) from required courses


  • 28 credits (minimum) from elective courses.

  • Of the 80 credits required to graduate, at least 4 credits must have an Indigenous focus.

    • At GW Graham Secondary, students meet this requirement through English First Peoples 11*. 

    • Student coming from another school will have other course options to meet this requirement.

  • Three (3) ministry designed assessments: Numeracy 10, Literacy 10, and Literacy 12.

Students are able to earn credit for accomplishments outside of the regular classroom setting. Examples are: Young Drivers Certificate, Bronze Cross, Royal Conservatory of Music, and BC Rep Sports Teams. For a full list of creditable activities and the specific requirements necessary to be granted external credits, please refer to the Ministry website: or talk to your counselor.