Grades 9 to 12

In Grade 9, students begin earning credits for a Manitoba high school diploma. Each student must successfully complete at least 30 credits by June of her graduating year. At SMA, two of the credits must be in religious studies (1/2 credit in each of the four years of high school). Many SMA graduates exceed the minimum requirements for graduation.

Common cumulative assessments worth 15% of the final grade take place at varying times throughout the school year. In June, all students write exams worth 30% of the final grade in mathematics, English, history, chemistry, physics and biology. In Grade 9 social studies, the final assessment will consist of a major research project and an assessment which encourages critical analysis. Choral music and debate courses are part of an extended day schedule.

Read the Grades 9-12 Curriculum Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year.


Grade 9 Courses

English 10F, Mathematics 10F, Religion 11S, Social Studies 10F, Phys. Ed & Health Education 10F, Science 10F

One of: Advanced French 10F or French 10F
One of: Human Ecology 10G, Theatre Arts 10S or Visual Art 10S

Grade 10 Courses

English 20F, One of: Essential Math 20S or Introduction to Applied and Pre-Calculus Math 20S, Religion 21S, Geography 20F, Phys. Ed & Health Education 20F, Science 20F

Two of: Advanced French 20F, American History 20G, French 20F, Human Ecology 20G, Intro to Interactive Digital Media 20S, Theatre Arts 20S or Visual Art 20S

Grade 11 Courses

English 30S, One of: Applied Math 30S or Essential Math 30S or Pre-Calculus Math 30S, Religion 31S, Canadian History 30F, Phys. Ed. & Health Education 30F

Three of: AP Chemistry 32S, Advanced French 30S, Biology  30S, Chemistry 30S, Current Topics in Science 30S, Family Studies 40S, French 30S, Interactive Digital Media Design 30S, Law 40S, Physics 30S, Theatre Arts 30S or Visual Art 30S


Grade 12 Courses

English Comprehensive Focus 40S plus one ofLiterary Focus 40S or Transactional Focus 40S, One of: Applied Math 40S, Essential Math 40S or Pre-Calculus Math 40S, Religion 41S, Phys. Ed. & Health Education 40F

Three or Four of: AP Calculus 42S, AP Chemistry 42S, AP French 42S, Art History 45S, Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, Economics 40S, French 40S, Interdisciplinary Topics in Science 40S, Law 40S, Physics 40S, Psychology 40S, Theatre Arts 40S, Visual Art  40S or World Geography 40S


In addition to our compulsory and elective courses, students may choose to take Debate and / or Choral Music programs which are offered outside of regular school hours.