This academic program is designed for the student who is interested in science but does not require specific courses in biology, chemistry or physics for post-secondary education. This program integrates concepts related to physical, biological and Earth sciences. The topics covered are: Living Systems Respond to their Environment, Chemistry and the Environment and Electromagnetic Energy. Students must write a diploma exam in January, June or August. Alberta Education charges $26.25 to rewrite a diploma exam, and the fee is payable directly to Alberta Ed. The rewrite fee is to be paid prior to students rewriting any diploma exam. Students without the prerequisite must withdraw from class with no refund if they are under 20 years of age as of September 1 of the current school year.
Prerequisites: Science 20, Biology 20, Chemistry 20, or Physics 20: 50%.