“The government’s long-term goal is to have 90 per cent of students completing high school within five years of starting Grade 10. Alberta’s five-year high school completion rates have been increasing steadily, reaching 78.6 per cent in 2005/2006.” (“All Albertans Need to Do More to Improve High School Completion.” Dave Hancock. ATA Magazine. Edmonton: Fall 2008. Vol. 89, Iss. 1; pg. 4 )
From the Minister’s mandate letter: “Increase student participation and completion rates in health, math, science and Career and Technology Studies courses to grow the technology and science sectors.”
Read more about Alberta Education High School Completion strategies.