Cancellation of High School Graduation Events

The CBE has made the difficult decision to cancel graduation ceremonies, banquets and school-based celebrations for the 2019-20 school year. This decision was not taken lightly and was based on The City of Calgary's decision to cancel all public gatherings up until June 30. We know graduation is an important and meaningful milestone for students, families and friends. It is an irreplaceable event that marks many years of hard work, sacrifice and support. We feel your sadness in having to cancel graduations and empathize with students not being able to walk across the stage to celebrate their academic achievement. Schools are considering different opportunities for our graduands to receive yearbooks and certificates and potential video tributes in June. Schools will communicate their specific plans related to picking up graduation material and other personal belongings in the coming weeks. Each high school will share information regarding graduation fee refunds as it becomes available. Given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to communicate plans for the fall at this time. We want to thank all of our students and their families for your understanding and cooperation. We will all get through this together.

Photos

Sitting opportunities have been made available for Graduating Students between Dec 6 - 19, 2019. Students wishing to book a sitting at one of these times can do so through the photographers via their website at lifetouch.ca/southernalberta . Grade 12 Graduation yearbook photos will also be taken during this time.

Alberta High School Diploma

All students in Alberta are working towards an Alberta High School Diploma. In order to graduate with this diploma, students must:

  1. Earn a minimum of 100 credits.
  2. Complete and meet the standards of the following specified credit courses:
  • English 30-1 or 30-2
  • Social Studies 30 or 33 (30-1 or 30-2)
  • Science 20 or 24 or Biology 20 or Chemistry 20 or Physics 20 (10 credits)
  • Mathematics 20P or 20A or 24 (10 credits)
  • Physical Education 10 (3 credits)
  • Career and Life Management 20 (3 credits)
  • 10 credits in any combination from Career and Technology Studies, Fine Arts, Second Languages, Physical Education 20 or 30, K & E Occupational courses or Apprenticeship Program
  • 10 credits in 30 level courses in addition to English 30-1 or 30-2 and Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2

Note: For the school’s graduation ceremony in May, Grade 12 students must be enrolled in a program leading to completion of at least 95 credits, and can only be missing one required course.

Alberta Certificate of High School Achievement

The requirements indicated in this chart are the minimum requirements for a student to attain a Certificate of High School Achievement. The requirements for entry into post-secondary institutions and workplaces may require additional and/or specific courses.

  1. Earn a minimum of 80 credits 
  2. Complete and meet the standards of the following specified credit courses:
  • English Language Arts 20-2 or 30-4
  • Mathematics 14 or 20-4
  • Science 14 or 20-4
  • Social Studies 10-2 or 20-4
  • Physical Education 10 (3 credits)
  • Career and Life Management (CALM) (3 credits)

5 credits in

  • 30-level Knowledge and Employability Occupational courses, or
  • 30-level Career and Technology Studies (CTS), or
  • 30-level Locally Developed course with an occupational focus

AND
5 credits in

  • 30-level Knowledge and Employability Workplace Practicum course, or
  • 30-level Work Experience course, or
  • 30-level Green Certificate course

OR

  • 5 credits in a 30-level Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) course

Graduation

Cancellation of High School Graduation Events

The CBE has made the difficult decision to cancel graduation ceremonies, banquets and school-based celebrations for the 2019-20 school year. This decision was not taken lightly and was based on The City of Calgary's decision to cancel all public gatherings up until June 30. We know graduation is an important and meaningful milestone for students, families and friends. It is an irreplaceable event that marks many years of hard work, sacrifice and support. We feel your sadness in having to cancel graduations and empathize with students not being able to walk across the stage to celebrate their academic achievement. Schools are considering different opportunities for our graduands to receive yearbooks and certificates and potential video tributes in June. Schools will communicate their specific plans related to picking up graduation material and other personal belongings in the coming weeks. Each high school will share information regarding graduation fee refunds as it becomes available. Given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to communicate plans for the fall at this time. We want to thank all of our students and their families for your understanding and cooperation. We will all get through this together.

Photos

Sitting opportunities have been made available for Graduating Students between Dec 6 - 19, 2019. Students wishing to book a sitting at one of these times can do so through the photographers via their website at lifetouch.ca/southernalberta . Grade 12 Graduation yearbook photos will also be taken during this time.

Alberta High School Diploma

All students in Alberta are working towards an Alberta High School Diploma. In order to graduate with this diploma, students must:

  1. Earn a minimum of 100 credits.
  2. Complete and meet the standards of the following specified credit courses:
  • English 30-1 or 30-2
  • Social Studies 30 or 33 (30-1 or 30-2)
  • Science 20 or 24 or Biology 20 or Chemistry 20 or Physics 20 (10 credits)
  • Mathematics 20P or 20A or 24 (10 credits)
  • Physical Education 10 (3 credits)
  • Career and Life Management 20 (3 credits)
  • 10 credits in any combination from Career and Technology Studies, Fine Arts, Second Languages, Physical Education 20 or 30, K & E Occupational courses or Apprenticeship Program
  • 10 credits in 30 level courses in addition to English 30-1 or 30-2 and Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2

Note: For the school’s graduation ceremony in May, Grade 12 students must be enrolled in a program leading to completion of at least 95 credits, and can only be missing one required course.

Alberta Certificate of High School Achievement

The requirements indicated in this chart are the minimum requirements for a student to attain a Certificate of High School Achievement. The requirements for entry into post-secondary institutions and workplaces may require additional and/or specific courses.

  1. Earn a minimum of 80 credits 
  2. Complete and meet the standards of the following specified credit courses:
  • English Language Arts 20-2 or 30-4
  • Mathematics 14 or 20-4
  • Science 14 or 20-4
  • Social Studies 10-2 or 20-4
  • Physical Education 10 (3 credits)
  • Career and Life Management (CALM) (3 credits)

5 credits in

  • 30-level Knowledge and Employability Occupational courses, or
  • 30-level Career and Technology Studies (CTS), or
  • 30-level Locally Developed course with an occupational focus

AND
5 credits in

  • 30-level Knowledge and Employability Workplace Practicum course, or
  • 30-level Work Experience course, or
  • 30-level Green Certificate course

OR

  • 5 credits in a 30-level Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) course
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What School is Next 

Every child in Calgary has a designated school based on their home address and the program they choose. If you are going to be attending your designated school in your current program, registration is done automatically through your current school’s main office. To find out what your designated school is, use our Find a School​ ​tool. You can apply to attend any school, even if it is not your designated one. Each principal determines if their school has capacity to accept out-of-boundary students, usually after enrolment numbers are determined. For more information, contact ​the school you are interested in attending. Transportation services may not be available if you are attending a non-designated school.​​​​​ 

Visit the CBE website to see when other schools are having open houses, should you want to learn more about your next school.​​​​

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