Exams & Graduation

Exam Periods

There are midterm and final exam periods in each semester. Specific room locations and times will be provided on the school website and posted in the hallways approximately one week in advance of the exam period. Failure to attend exams may result in a failing grade.

Luther College High School Diploma Requirements

To receive a Luther College High School diploma, the student 26 credits, at least 5 of which must be earned in Grade 12. (The provincial minimum is 24 credits.)

Grade 9
Minimum: 12 classes (9 compulsory and 3 electives)

  • Christian Ethics 9
  • English 9A
  • English 9B
  • History 9
  • Mathematics 9A
  • Mathematics 9B
  • Science 9
  • Health 9 (1/2 class) and Life Transitions 9 (1/2 class)
  • Girls’ Phys Ed 9 or Boy’s Phys Ed 9
  • Choice of 3 electives

Grade 10
Minimum: 10 credits 

  • Ethics 10
  • English Language Arts A10
  • English Language Arts B10
  • History 10
  • Science 10
  • 1 mathematics credit at level 10
  • Wellness 10
  • 2-4 electives at level 10 or higher

Grade 11
Minimum: 8 credits

  • English Language Arts 20
  • Communication Studies 20
  • History 20
  • Science 20
  • Christian Ethics 20
  • Math 20
  • 2 electives at level 20 or 30

Grade 12
Minimum: 8 credits, 5 of which must be at the 30 level

  • English Language Arts A30
  • English Language Arts B30
  • History 30
  • Science 30
  • Christian Ethics 30 or Indigenous Studies 30
  • 3 electives at level 20 or 30

 Students must receive permission from administration prior to taking credit classes outside Luther College High School. These grades will not be used in any average calculations, which may mean the student will be excluded from scholarship and honour roll consideration.

Baccalaureate and Closing Exercises

This ceremony is held at the end of each school year to present high school diplomas to grade 12 graduates. The formal program also includes the presentation of grade 12 IB standing, grade 12 honour roll and grade 12 scholarships. A graduation reception for students, families and staff is held in the Student Commons after the ceremony. The Graduation Banquet is held the same night and includes speeches and entertainment by students, parents and faculty.