Alberta Education informed school boards on October 13, that October/November 2020 Diploma Exams are optional for some students, and the decision to write will be made by students and their parents.  Diploma Exams scheduled for January, April or June continue to be mandatory at this time.

The exemption to write applies only to students currently taking the Diploma course and who will receive a school-awarded mark for the first quarter (September - November) courses.  Those students who tool a Diploma course before the 2020-21 school year who have registered to write one or more exams in October/November must still write the exam.  However, they may choose to defer the exam writing to January, April or June (message from Chief Superintendent of Schools on October 14, 2020).  

Alberta Education has clarified that any student who finished a diploma course and received a school-awarded mark after the August writing of diplomas and before the November writing, is also exempt from writing the November exams.

Exam Schedule

January 2020 Exams—Schedule


JuneExam/Classes InformationTutorials Schedule
12 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM English Language Arts 30-1/30-2 Part A No classes or tutorials
13 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Social Studies 30-1 Part A
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Social Studies 30-2 Part A
No classes or tutorials
14 8:55 AM -2:00 PM  Last Day of  Regular Classes (periods 3,4,1,2) **AND BBQ
17 9:00 – 11:30 AM Social 10s and 20s 9:30 – 11:50AM,
break 10:40 – 10:50
12:30 – 3:00PM
break 1:40 – 1:50
18 9:00 – 11:30 AM Science 10s and 20s 9:30 – 11:50AM,
break 10:40 – 10:50
12:30 – 3:00PM
break 1:40 – 1:50
19 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Mathematics 30-1/30-2
1:00 – 3:00 PM Math 10s, 20s and 30-3
9:30 – 11:50AM,
break 10:40 – 10:50 
12:30 – 3:00PM
break 1:40 – 1:50
20 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM English Language Arts 30-1/30-2 Part B 1:00 – 3:00 PM ELA 10s and 20s 9:30 – 11:50AM,
break 10:40 – 10:50
12:30 – 3:00PM
break 1:40 – 1:50
21 No exams or regular classes: Course Tutorials 9:30AM – 1:00PM 
break 11:00 – 11:10
24 9:00 – 11:30 AM Social Studies 30-1/30-2 Part B 9:30AM – 12:00PM 
break 10:40 – 10:50
25 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Biology 30  
26 No exams or regular classes: Course tutorials Tutorials by appointment for Science 30 only between 9:30 and 11:30AM
27 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Report Card Pick Up
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Science 30
28 Appeals Day
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