General Nova Scotia High School Admission Requirements

  • Five academic Grade 12 courses with an overall average of 60%:
    • One course must be English 12: Academic or African Heritage.
    • Three courses must be Standard (see chart below for Standard courses).
    • The fifth course may be a Standard or Non-Standard course carrying normal weight (see list below for Non-Standard courses).
      • Cannot be Special Projects or Work Experience.
      • Two courses of lower course weight may be substituted for the fifth course.
  • Meet any Program-Specific Requirements.
  • English Proficiency.

Alternative Admission Requirements

  • An applicant who cannot present five acceptable courses, but can present a 70% average on four courses, may be admitted as an Unclassified Student to take an approved course for credit. A grade of C- or better in the course will allow the student to be considered for regular admission in the following term. 

If you don’t think you are eligible for admission into King’s, don’t lose hope! Contact one of our Admissions Counsellors and they will be happy to review your options with you.

Standard Courses

Language 12-level language
Algebra Pre-Calculus 12,
Advanced Math 12,
Math 12
Other Math  Advanced Math 12 or Math 12
Calculus Calculus 12
Social Studies

History 12,
Global History 12
Global Geography 12

Science Biology 12,
Chemistry 12,
Adv Chem 12,
Physics 12,
Geology 12
Fine Arts Art 12,
Film and Video 12,
Production 12,
Music 12

Non-Standard Courses

A maximum of one non-standard course may be presented for admission:

  • Canadian Families 12
  • Canadian Geology 12
  • Canadian Literature 12
  • Earth Science 12
  • Economics 12
  • Law 12
  • Political Science 12
  • Sociology 12