The purpose of the Dual Credit Policy is to provide alternate pathways to graduation by allowing high school students the opportunity to earn high school credits and post-secondary credits or other program recognition at the same time in the same course. Students can obtain courses from:
- Canadian Forces
- Edwards School of Business
- Royal Conservatory of Music
- Lifesaving Society of Saskatchewan
- SK Polytechnic
- University of Regina
- University of Saskatchewan
- First Nations University
- Great Plains College
Students employed under the supervision of a journeyperson, in a trade in which the hours worked are eligible for apprenticeship credit, may earn up to 4 Secondary Level Apprenticeship credits on the basis of work completed by the student.
The course challenge policy recognizes that some students are able to demonstrate a high level of achievement of the learning outcomes of a particular course without spending the required hours enrolled in the course.
Special Project Credits
The Ministry of Education Recognizes 3 special project credits per student for out-of-school initiatives, on the basis of work proposed and completed by an individual student. Granting credit for these approved initiatives recognizes student achievement in areas outside of the regular Secondary Level program.
Career and Work Exploration
Provides students with opportunities to expand their awareness of, to explore, and to experience work roles through hands-on work-based learning experiences.
Out of Division Learning Courses With Work Experience Requirements
More courses are being offered provincially that provide students with the opportunity to participate in programs or work-related experiences to learn a trade while also earning high school credit. Three such courses that Chinook will offer in the 2021-2022 school year are Introduction to Power Engineering 20L and 30L (offered by Sask Power and Prairie South SD) and Agriculture Equipment Technician 20L and 30L and Parts Technician 30L (offered by local agricultural dealerships and Sunwest SD).