Exams & Graduation

Rules for Final Exams

*CURRENT Student ID is required for all exams*

At Centennial High School, procedures/rules for all exams follow the standards and expectations of Alberta Education for Diploma Exams in order to maintain consistency and to support students in their understanding of the exam process.

  • Students must check the exam schedule to confirm their exam dates and times (exams begin at 09:00 or 13:00); students should arrive at exam locations at least 15 minutes early.
  • Exams are written in the gym, library, multimedia lab, and some classrooms.
  • Students should check the list outside of the library or on the Main Office window prior to their examination to determine their writing location.
  • Any personal items, jackets, etc. need to be placed in a secure location prior to students going to their exam location (student lockers, vehicles, at home).
  • Students cannot leave personal belongings at exam locations.

The following will NOT be allowed into any exam room. Failure to comply will result in the student receiving a zero on their exam.

  • Cell phones – even if they are turned off
  • All watches and wearable/portable electronic devices of any kind
  • Hand-held electronic dictionaries
  • Hats
  • Loose coats/sweaters/hoodies with pockets
  • Food
  • Back packs/purses
  • Pencil cases (clear plastic bags are okay)
  • Calculator cases
  • Print material, notes or blank paper
  • You may bring an unopened bottle of water with you. It must be in a clear, colourless bottle and the label must be removed.

Note: Remember to return your textbooks on the day of your Final Exam!

Thank you and best of luck on your Final Exams!

Centennial High School Administration

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​​​​​​Diploma Exams

Alberta Education directs the Grade 12 Diploma Examinations Program. You may have questions regarding this program for the remainder of the 2021- 22 school year, given that January Diploma Examinations were cancelled by the Minister of Education.

As of March 3, 2022, the Alberta Education Diploma exams webpage states:

  • Diploma exams are expected to be administered for the rest of the school year (April, June and August 2022). The situation will continue to be monitored and the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health will inform final decisions.

  • Due to learning disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the weighting of diploma exams will be temporarily reduced to 10% for the 2021/22 school year only.

For more information on each of these bullets, please refer to this webpage​.

Provincial tests are part of a balanced, broad-based program of student assessment. The results provide some of the information that guides our educators as they set targets for student achievement and track the results of school improvement initiatives. Visit the CBE website for more information on our students’ provincial testing​​.​​​

For the 2021-22 school year only, diploma exams will comprise 10 per cent of a student's overall mark in the course. Diploma exams are mandatory and will be offered for every diploma exam course listed below in November, January, April, June and August:​

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

More information on Diploma Exams can be found on the Alberta Education website​.

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