• Credits: When a student completes a course at high school or university, he or she receives a credit for it. A certain number of credits are required to earn a diploma/ degree.
  • Compulsory: Something that must be completed (I.e credits that must be completed to graduate with a high school diploma)
  • Community Involvement: Community volunteer work outside of school hours. (May be needed graduate from high school)
  • Optional: School courses that a student chooses to take.
  • Full Disclosure: In Grades 11 and 12, a student’s achievement for all courses taken or attempted is recorded as percentage grades earned, credits granted, or ‘’w’’ if you withdraw from a course before completing it.High-school-Careers
  • Semester: An equal part of a school year. (1/2 of the academic year)
  • Alternative Education Programs: Education programs that differ from traditional schooling, such as enrichment programs, flexible scheduling, and/or schools without formal classes.
  • Term: A part of a school year.
  • Co-operative education: An education program that offers or combines work experience with regular classes.
  • Work experience: Opportunity to learn on the job.
  • Youth apprenticeship: Combines in-school learning and on-the-job training, with pay from the employer.
  • Correspondence Courses: Study material for courses is mailed to a student’s home, where he or she completes it and mails it back for evaluation.
  • Distance Education: Studying at home, using computer connections or long distance telephone calls to communicate with an instructor. (For people who live far from available schools or universities)
  • Secondary: Term used for high school.
  • Post secondary: After high school.
  • Apprentice: A person being trained on-the-job by a qualified supervisor.
  • Trade: A job or business involving mechanical ability or buying and selling.
  • Diploma: The certificate a student receives when he or she graduates from high school or college.
  • Bachelor’s Degree: What a student receives when he or she graduates from an undergraduate program at an university/ college.


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