What is a good program of studies?
A good program of studies should meet individual needs, interests
and career goals. This book is intended to help you
make good decisions as you register for your high school
program. The selection of appropriate courses involves a
number of factors.
Your achievements - Try to make an honest assessment of
your past achievements. You will have a greater chance of
succeeding if you build on your strengths.
Your personal aptitudes, interests and needs - You are unique.
By choosing according to your own particular interests and
aptitudes, rather than those of your friends, you will probably
enjoy your courses more and have greater success.
Your future plans - This book contains information about admission
requirements to post-secondary institutions in Manitoba.
Counsellors are available to give you other information
about universities, colleges and schools that provide training
in specific areas.
It is suggested that students ensure that they select all of their
compulsory courses as well as a selection of option courses.
A program of at least eight credits is suggested at the grade
10 level. Students are encouraged to take more courses than
the minimum 30 required for graduation.
What are compulsory courses?
Compulsory courses are those courses in which Manitoba
Education requires students to achieve a credit in order to
What are option courses?
In addition to the compulsory courses, other course selections
must be made to complete a minimum of 30 credits
for graduation. These courses may be selected from any of
the options that the school makes available. These are listed
under the Option Courses.