High School



A common program of studies is followed in grades 9 and 10. Promotion from each of these grades is contingent upon success in both literacy and numeracy, and the recommendation of their team of teachers.  


  1. English Language Arts
  2. Mathematics
  3. Science
  4. Social Studies
  5. Music/Art
  6. Physical Education and Health
  7. Information Technology



The final two years of high school focus on the acquisition of credits leading to a New Brunswick High School Diploma. Students take 10 courses per year and must attain a minimum of 17 credits, 7 of which are compulsory. Students must always consider university entrance requirements when choosing optional courses. Many universities have specific requirements for the number of credits to be taken in science, math, grade 12, etc.

The list below outlines the configuration of the 17 credits required to graduate:

  • 3 English (Grade 11 full year course [2 credits] and a grade 12 course)
  • 1 Grade 11 Math
  • 1 Grade 11 Modern History
  • 1 Grade 11 Science (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)
  • 1 Fine Arts/Life Role Development
  • 10 Optional courses among a variety of advanced math, science, and history courses
  • Students must also pass the English Language Proficiency Assessment


For further information, see the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development curriculum development webpage.  http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/education.html