Knowledge and Employability (KAE)

Knowledge and Employability (KAE) courses provide students with opportunities to experience success and become well-prepared for employment, further studies, citizenship and lifelong learning.

Students enrolled in the KAE program will achieve a Certificate of High School Achievement once they successfully complete 80 credits in an appropriate combination of KAE and other high school courses. Students have the opportunity to explore further education opportunities with their certificate.

Knowledge and Employability courses are available to students in Grades 10 through 12 who have been recommended from their previous school and have a recent psycho-educational assessment. A consent to enrol form must be completed by parent/guardians. Staff at SGCHS will ensure that students are enrolled in courses that are appropriate to their highest level of achievement.

Eligible students wishing to explore further post-secondary opportunities work with our Student Services staff to develop a plan for upgrading specific courses or transitioning to work toward a diploma.

Certificate of High School Achievement Requirements

To attain a Certificate of High School Achievement, a student must earn a minimum of 80 credits by completing the following courses:

  • English Language Arts 20-2 or 30-4 
  • Mathematics 10-3 or 20-4 
  • Science 14 or 24 
  • Social Studies 10-2 or 20-4 
  • Physical Education 10 (3 credits)
  • Career and Life Management (3 credits)
  • HCS3000 (must be completed before Work Experience - 1 credit)
  • 5 credits in one of the following options:
    • 30-level Knowledge and Employability Occupational course
    • 30-level Career and Technology Studies (CTS)
  • 5 credits in one of the following options:
    • 30-level Knowledge and Employability Workplace Practicum Course 
    • 30-level Work Experience course (125 hours paid or volunteer work)
    • 30-level Green Certificate course
    • Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) course