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Term: High School Completion Rates Within Six Years of Grade 9

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2010-08-10


This measures the rate of high school completion / graduation within six years of starting grade nine. A high school graduate is defined as a student who accumulated 28 or more high school course credits during high school (see NOTE below regarding a change in the minimum number of credits required), or who had a Manitoba Department of Education student record that indicates graduation. In Martens et al. (2010), all children that were in Grade 9 during the 2000 academic year (2000/01 school year) were identified and followed until the end of the 2005 academic year (2005/06 school year), in order to be able to identify those students that completed high school within the six year period.

As course mark data is often incomplete for schools in First Nations Communities, students in First Nations schools (formerly referred to as band-operated schools) were excluded from the analysis.

Please read the High School Completion / Graduation and Grade 12 Attainment concept for more information.

NOTE: As of the 2009 academic year (2009/10 school year), students are required to earn 30 credits for graduation. For more information please read point 2 achieving a required total number of high school credits in the High School Completion / Graduation and Grade 12 Attainment concept for more information.

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  • Martens PJ, Bartlett J, Burland E, Prior H, Burchill C, Huq S, Romphf L, Sanguins J, Carter S, Bailly A. Profile of Metis Health Status and Healthcare Utilization in Manitoba: A Population-Based Study. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2010. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] [Additional Materials] (View)

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  • Chartier M, Finlayson G, Prior H, McGowan K, Chen H, de Rocquigny J, Walld R, Gousseau M. Health and Healthcare Utilization of Francophones in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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