Exams & Graduation

Final Exam Policy

To preserve the integrity and security of the final exam process, students need to write their final exams at the scheduled times. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they are fully aware of the final exam schedule. Missed exams due to unfamiliarity with the exam schedule will not constitute a viable reason for missing an exam. Students with exam conflicts (i.e. two exams scheduled at the same time) should report them ahead of time to the assistant principal in charge of the final exams.

Cell phones, IPODS, MP3 players, or any other electronic devices, are not permitted in examination rooms unless first approved by the chief examiner. If a student is found with a non-approved device, the examination may be invalidated.

Exemptions from Final Exams 

The information presented below is consistent with Alberta Education policy. Final Examination exemptions may be considered for the following reasons: Acute medical illness; Bereavement; Severe inclement weather preventing access to the school; Subpoena to attend court; School or community emergency or crisis; Surgery; Other unavoidable circumstances - case by case determination. Consistent with Alberta Education policy for Diploma Examinations, Final Examination exemptions will not be granted for students who are on vacation, attending a wedding or family event, or on an organized tour. In case of an exemption request, an official Request for Exemption from Writing Final Examinations form is to be completed by the student and parent or guardian and returned as soon as possible to the main office in addition to related documentation. This includes Physician Confirmation of Acute Medical Condition. Authorization for exemptions will be made by the assistant principal responsible for examinations for Non-diploma exams and submitted to Alberta Education for authorization in the case of Diploma Exams. Teachers will not make individual arrangements with students and parents to write final exams. In cases where non-diploma exam exemptions are awarded, the class mark will comprise 100% of the grade.

Honour Roll Criteria

Honours

  • Grade 10
    needs to have 3 or more courses totaling 12 or more credits with an average of 79.50%-89.49% in all courses.
  • Grade 11
    needs to have 2 or more courses totaling 12 or more credits with an average of 79.50%-89.49% in all courses.
  • Grade 12
    needs to have 2 or more courses totaling 10 or more credits with an average of 79.50%-89.49% in all courses.

Honours with Distinction

  • Grade 10
    needs to have 3 or more courses totaling 12 or more credits with an average of 89.50%-100%% in all courses.
  • Grade 11
    needs to have 2 or more courses totaling 12 or more credits with an average of 89.50%-100%% in all courses.
  • Grade 12
    needs to have 2 or more courses totaling 12 or more credits with an average of 89.50%-100%% in all courses.

Diploma Exams

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.

Students taking specific Grade 12 core subjects write provincial Diploma Examinations at the completion of the course which count for 30% of the student’s final mark. These courses in the CBE are:

  • 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 Diploma Exam Webpage.

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