​Note | Alberta Education directs the Grade 12 Diploma Examinations Program. As of Sept. 1, 2022, the Alberta Education Diploma exams webpage states:

Diploma exams will be weighted at 30% of a student's final mark. Diploma exams are mandatory and will be offered for every diploma exam course listed below in January, April, June, August, and November:

  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • English Language Arts 30–1
  • English Language Arts 30–2
  • Français 30–1
  • French Language Arts 30–1
  • Mathematics 30–1
  • Mathematics 30–2
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30–1
  • Social Studies 30–2

If you have any questions, please contact your school.


Exam Schedule

Bowness High School June Plan

  • June 13 and 14: Start of exams. Morning busses only. No regular classes for all grades due to diploma exams. Tutorials available; check with teachers as some will be scheduled for exam supervision.
  • June 15: Regular classes resume. Regular bus schedule.
  • June 16: Last day of regular classes. Regular bus schedule. Last day of classes for PLP students will be June 24.
  • June 17: Exams resume. Morning bus schedule only. No regular classes. Tutorial day. Check with teachers for availability as some will be schedule for exam supervision. 
  • June 20 - 28: Exams continue. No scheduled Calgary Transit busses. Teachers may be available for tutorials. Check with individual teachers for their schedule during exams.
  • June 21: National Indigenous People's Day. No exams. Check with teachers for availability.
  • June 29: Appeals. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • June 30: Non-instructional Day

Busing During June:

  • June 13 to 14: Morning busses only.
  • June 15 to 16: Regular morning and afternoon bus schedules
  • June 17: Morning busses only.
  • June 20 to 29: No busses scheduled.

Student Accommodations: If you believe you should have extra time or any other accommodation for an exam, please connect with your teacher and/or the teachers in The Success Centre before the end of November, EVEN IF you have had accommodations in the past.

As per Alberta Education examination policy and Bowness High School Exam Policy:

Absences for exams: A student may only defer tests or examinations for reasons of illness or emergencies such as death in the family. During the school year if a student is repeatedly absent on test days, he or she may be required to provide a doctor's certificate. A doctor's certificate is required for any missed final examination. While parents can excuse students from attendance for illness, parents cannot excuse them for a student's commitment to completing the basic requirements of Alberta Education.

Vacations and other personal reasons are not legitimate excuses for missing exams. Students missing final exams for personal reasons, such as vacation, may forfeit the opportunity for a final assessment and receive a grade of zero.

More information for students and parents can be found at Alberta Education: About Grade 12 Diploma Exams.


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