Grade 12 Program

In Grade 12, the only required course for graduation is English 12 (with Provincial Exam). Students will select at least five additional courses in areas of interest. They may also take Grade 11 courses in order to meet requirements. It is recommended that students take six or seven courses, not including Graduation Transition Planning, but are limited to a maximum of eight, (seven if taking AP science courses). If a student chooses more than seven courses, then one of them should be taken outside of the regular timetable.

Graduation Requirements

At SMUS, students must complete specific graduation requirements as outlined by the Ministry of Education, but students will also be expected to earn additional credits. Students need 80 credits to graduate and this will be made up of elective courses, BC Ministry requirements and SMUS requirements. 

SMUS Requirements

  • PE 11
  • Fine Arts 11 (one course)

Courses

Title Grade
English 12 12
AP English Language and Composition 12
AP English Literature and Composition 12
English Literature 12 (Pre-AP English) 11, 12
Writing 12 11, 12
Advanced Fiction and Poetry 12 12
Communications 12 11, 12
Foundation of Mathematics 12 12
Pre-Calculus 12 12
AP Calculus BC 12
AP Calculus AB 12
Calculus 12 12
AP Biology 12
Biology 11 11, 12
Biology 12 12
AP Chemistry 12 12
Biology 11 Advanced 11, 12
Chemistry 11 11, 12
Chemistry 11 Advanced 11, 12
AP Physics 2 12
AP Physics C - Mechanics 12
AP Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism 12
AP Physics 1 11, 12
Physics 12 12
Physics 11 11, 12
Geology 12 12
AP Environmental Science 11, 12
AP Computer Science A 11, 12
AP Computer Science Principles 11, 12
Computer Science 11 10, 11, 12
AP Spanish Language and Culture 12
AP Chinese Language and Culture 12
AP French Language and Culture 12
AP Japanese Language and Culture 12
Mandarin (Chinese) 12 12
French 11 11, 12
Japanese 11 11, 12
Spanish 11 11, 12
Mandarin (Chinese) 11 11, 12
French 12 12
Japanese 12 12
Spanish 12 12
French 11 Advanced 11, 12
Spanish 11 Advanced 11, 12
AP Macroeconomics 11, 12
Economics 12 12
AP Microeconomics 11, 12
Geography 12 12
AP Human Geography 11, 12
Law 12 11, 12
AP Psychology 12
History 12 12
AP European History 11, 12
AP Comparative Government and Politics 11, 12
AP Seminar 11, 12
AP Research 12
Physical Education 11: Lifestyle and Fitness 11, 12
Physical Education 11: Standard 11, 12
Physical Education 11: Human Performance 11, 12
Physical Education 12: Yoga and Wellness 12
Fitness and Conditioning 12 11, 12
Physical Education 12: Active Sport 12
Chemistry 12 12
Concert Band 11 11, 12
Concert Band 12 12
Jazz Band 9, 10, 11, 12
Strings 11 11, 12
Strings 12 12
Concert Choir 11 11, 12
Concert Choir 12 12
Vocal Jazz 9, 10, 11, 12
Digital Art 11 and 12 11, 12
Ceramics and Sculpture 11 and 12 11, 12
AP Art History 11, 12
AP Studio Art 11, 12
Art 12 12
Acting 12 12
Scriptwriting and Directing 12 12
Graduation Transitions 12 12

Course Selection Guide 2016-2017

Course Selection Guide 2016-2017

Course Selection Guide 2016-2017

Published: January, 2016

A guide to Senior School course requirements with descriptions to help our students plan an optimal school year.

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