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Path to Graduation

Step by step, you are making your way to the completion of your youth education, and the beginning of the rest of your life! 

CSB Exams

The Cree School Board’s Instructional Services department develops and administers culturally relevant Learning Evaluation Situations (assessments) in the student's language of instruction (French or English). These are given in place of Ministry (MEES) exams.

Who?  Grade 2, Grade 4, Grade 6, Secondary II

  • Languages (Cree, English, French) 
  • Mathematics

When?  April-June of each year

Each exam counts as 10 per cent in the student's final subject mark 

In addition, the following final compulsory examinations are developed and administered by the Department of Instructional Services:

  • History & Citizenship (Sec IV) 
    • counts toward 50 per cent of your final mark
  • Cree Language (Sec V)
    • counts toward 50 per cent of your final mark
  • Math 504
    • counts toward 70 per cent of your final mark

Quebec Exams

Students in Secondary IV and V are required by the Ministry (MEES) to take final exams for the following subjects in order to graduate from Secondary School:

  • Science and Technology (Secondary IV)
  • Mathematics (Secondary IV) (If not successful, required to take Math 504 in Secondary V)
  • English Language Arts OR English as a Second Language Enriched (Secondary V) OR
  • French as a Second Language Enriched OR French as a Second Language Basic (Secondary V)

The mark you receive for your exam will be combined with your class mark for the full year and will appear as your final mark on the MEES Student Transcript available in early July. This is the mark that determines whether you have passed or failed a course. 

It is very important to note that the results that appear on your preliminary Secondary IV & V report card do not guarantee that you have passed the courses for which you wrote MEES exams. You must wait for the official results from MEES to find out if you got a pass at 60%

Other Assesments

Our board ensures our students continue to develop higher levels of reading and achievement annually through instructionally informed practices, and, in part through formative and summative assessments at the school and Board level.

For example, assessments are performed in areas such as reading development.

  • Grade 1 through Secondary II (3x a year)
    • PM Benchmark (English)
    • DRA (English)
    • GB+ (French)
    • GB+ en Action (French)
  • Pre-K and Kindergarten
    • Eye Tools

Guidance Counselling

We know that you may need guidance to find an educational pathway that suits your learning style and objectives. Our schools endeavor to provide this academic and vocational counseling as well as some personal and social counselling, particularly to students at the secondary level.

Do you have questions about graduating? Cegep? Professional and university requirements? Personal or social issues? 

A guidance counsellor or student affairs technician can help.

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Secondary IV & V

You've made it this far! Congratulations and sook! (Keep it up!)

Here are some answers to questions you might have now that graduation is on the horizon.


In Secondary IV and V, the official student record is the students’ transcript, which you will receive by mail following the end of each school year. You will also receive this after you retake an exam in August or January.

This record will tell you how many credits you have toward your graduation. It will also say what courses you have left to complete.

Your local guidance counsellor/academic counsellor-in- training, School Principal, and/or Vice-Principal can guide you through the transcript. If you need further help, you can contact the Department of School Operations for assistance.

Graduation requirements

You receive credits for each Secondary IV & V courses you pass. You must accumulate 54 credits in Secondary IV/V; of these, 20 must be at the Secondary V level. 

In Secondary IV, you must pass the following courses:

  • History and Citizenship Education  4 credits
  • Science and Technology 4 credits
  • Mathematics 4 credits
  • Arts Education 2 credits

In Secondary V, you must pass the following courses:

  • Cree Language* 6 credits *Except in Mistissini where Cree Language is replaced by French or English.
  • Second Language; French or English 4 credits
  • Phys Ed and Health OR Ethics & Religious Culture 2 credits

You must also write the following Ministry exams:

  • Science and Technology (Sec. IV)
  • Mathematics (Sec. IV)
  • French (Sec. V)
  • English (Sec. V)