Participation in Graduation Ceremonies requires students to:
- Have earned the required credits and courses to meet the Alberta Education requirements for a High School Diploma or Certificate of High School Achievement
- Be a student in good standing according to the school' code of conduct
Individual cases will be considered on their own merits.
UPDATE AS OF JUNE 4, 2021
Graduation 2021 Information
This document outlines upcoming dates and events associated with Graduation 2021. We kindly ask all graduating students and their families to review these details to ensure they are well informed. In an effort to keep the graduating class safe, all events have been planned to follow AHS and CBE guidelines.
Graduation Ceremony Sign Up
Starting on Tuesday June 8 at 8:00am, graduating students will be given access to a google form where they can sign up for a time period to walk the stage, obtain their commemorative certificate, and have two professional photographs taken. Time periods are every 30-minutes beginning at 9:30am and ending at 3:30pm (break between 12:00 - 1:00).
The form asks graduands to indicate three (3) time periods in order of preference. We will do our best to accommodate graduands with one of their time periods. Because we are limited to 30 graduands per time period, requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis.
We will also ask graduands to provide us with the names of two friends they would like to be at the same time period with. We encourage friends that want to cross the stage during the same time period to discuss their preferred times in advance of completing the form. Although we can’t promise anything, we will do our best to ensure your requests are accommodated.
Graduands need to be logged into their educbe account to successfully complete the form. Changes cannot be made once the form has been submitted.
Graduands will be emailed their time slot approximately one week after the sign up has closed. Further information about the event will also be included in the email.
The Google form opens at 8:00am on Tuesday, June 8 and closes at 5:00pm on Thursday, June 10. Students that do not complete the form during this time will be assigned a time period.
Google Form Link:
Cap & Gown Pick up
Students will pick up their cap and gown on Thursday, June 24.
At an assigned time, graduates will pick up their gowns outside the large dance studio (garage door #2). Students can only access the space via the back parking lot and are requested to not enter the school.
Graduating students will pick up their commemorative cap, gown, and NAME CARD. They will need to keep this card safe and bring it to the ceremony. The name card will be used to read the graduand’s name as they cross the stage.
The purpose of providing graduands with their cap and gown ahead of the ceremony is to allow photos to be taken with family and friends. Gowns will be returned directly after the ceremony. Gowns that are not returned will be expensed to the student.
Last Names A - B 9:30am - 10:00am Last Names M - 0 11:30am - 12:00pm
Last Names C - E 10:00am - 10:30am Last Names P - R 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Last Names F - H 10:30am - 11:00am Last Name S - T 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Last Names I - L 11:00am - 11:30am Last Names U - Z 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Last Chance Pick Up 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Release of Grad Videos
At 5:00pm on Monday, June 28, graduating students will be provided access to videos honouring and celebrating the graduating class of 2021. Videos include speeches from Principal Gord Baldwin, the CBE Superintendent and Ward Trustee, as well as a variety of speeches from select students, including our valedictorian. More information on how to access the videos will be provided closer to the date on the Student Services D2L shell, Grad Remind, and via School Messenger. We encourage families to consume the videos either on Monday night or the day of graduation as access will end on June 30.
Graduation Day - Tuesday June 29
Below is a brief overview of what graduating students can expect on their graduation day.
- Graduands arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to their assigned ceremony time.
- Graduands enter school via the NE English hallway doors and line up socially distanced in the English hallway.
- Graduands will be provided with a commemorative certificate and program then enter the theatre one at a time to cross the stage.
- A professional photo will be taken on the stage with Mr. Baldwin.
- Graduates (notice the title change!!), leave the theatre and travel to the Aux Gym.
- Once in the Aux gym, another professional photograph will be taken.
- Graduates exit the Aux gym and immediately travel outside to the large dance studio garage doors to return their gowns (where they picked them up).
- Graduates promptly leave the school premises.
Graduating students will be required to wear a mask throughout the event except when their solo photo is being taken in the Aux Gym.
A video reviewing the above process will be shared to students closer to the event. Again, we encourage students and families to keep checking the Student Services D2L page and Grad Remind for updates.
Unfortunately, due to AHS restrictions, parents will not be able to watch the ceremony in-person. Family and friends can watch the ceremony via livestream. Details on how to gain access will be shared closer to the event via school messenger. The livestream will not be recorded.
Ensure you are up to date with Grad events by joining the Grad Remind texting service.
Text this number: 587-333-2739
Last Names A - G, text this message - @cmhs2021ag
Last Names H - O, text this message - @cmhs2021ho
Last Names P - Z, text this message - @cmhs2021pz
Parents, text this message - @ramsparent
Tuesday - June 8 Sign up for ceremony time period begins at 8am, use google form
Thursday - June 10 Google form closes at 5pm
Thursday - June 24 Pick up grad cap, gown, and name card - see specific times
Monday - June 28 Watch released grad videos
Tuesday - June 29 Grad Ceremony, graduates attend during their assigned time period, family and friends watch via the livestream
If you missed getting pictures done, don’t panic, visit https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/1dqj327c/ and select Calgary Studio Area High School Graduation to schedule an appointment at the Lifetouch Calgary studio. (3628 Burnsland Road SE). Questions can be directed to email@example.com. Photos taken by March 31, 2021 will be included in the yearbook.
We request that graduands join the Remind texting /email notification service to obtain information and reminders about Grad.
Enter this number: 587-333-2739
Surnames A to G, text this message: @2021ag
Surnames H to O, text this message: @2021ho
Surnames P to Z, text this message: @2021pz
Parents/Guardians can also join the service to receive important grad information.
Enter this number: 587-333-2739
Text this message: @ramsparent
The Grad List
must be on the Central Memorial
High School Graduation List to take part in the ceremony. The initial Grad list will be posted
outside student services on Tuesday, April 6. It is the student’s
responsibility to ensure they are on the list and their name is spelled
correctly. Please see your counsellor the following week to address any
concerns and complete the appeal process, if applicable. No changes can be made once the final Grad
list is posted on April 19.
Baby/Toddler Photo and Yearbook Quote Submission
We are requesting graduates submit either a baby or toddler photo that may be used in some capacity during the ceremony. Students can submit ONE edited, high resolution file. We are also requesting graduates submit a yearbook quote. Quotes should be appropriate for publication and no more than 2-3 sentences long. Please submit by doing the following:
- Go to the CMHS Student Services Information D2L shell
- Go to the assignments drop box
- Submit one photo to the folder entitled “Grad 2021 Baby/Toddler Photo Submission” If there is more than one photo submitted, the first photo will be used.
- Submit one yearbook quote to the folder entitled “Grad Yearbook Quotes”
Please ensure photos and quotes are submitted by Saturday March 27.
Also, if students had a grad portrait completed off-campus, they can submit their grad photo to the same drop box.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What does the mandatory grad fee paid to the business office cover?
- Rental of grad gown
- Purchase of Cap and Tassel (student will keep)
- Graduation certificate from Jostens
- Printing of programs
2. If I don’t attend the ceremony, am I still required to pay the graduation fee?
Yes, the gown, caps, tassels, programs and certificates are acquired well in advance of the event. Therefore, we encourage all students to participate in the ceremony to celebrate their academic achievement.