Opting into Diploma Exams: All students registered in diploma courses at Bowness should have been consulted by their teachers to express their interest in writing the diplomas. HUB students who are registered at Bowness, regardless of who their teacher is, were contacted directly by Bowness to ascertain whether they are writing or not. Bowness students should contact their teachers directly to express interest in writing. HUB students may contact the Bowness main office. Students may change their minds about whether to write or not right up until exam day.
Busing During Exams – AM and PM buses will run Jan. 11 – Jan. 22. Buses will run in the morning only (Jan. 25 – 27). There will be no buses on Jan 28.
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.