Graduation 2021 Celebration Participation

To be eligible to take part in the Graduation Ceremony and the Graduation Dinner and Dance, students must be registered in a program of courses that will enable them to complete their graduation requirements by the end of the school year.

Leading up to Graduation 2021

Grad List - Student Review: TBD

Ticket Requests – Ceremony: TBD

Deadline for Requests: TBD

Ticket Purchasing – Dinner/Dance: TBD

Graduation 2021 Rehearsal

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: Ernest Manning High School Gymnasium. All graduands are required to attend the rehearsal.

2021 Graduation Photos – School Sittings Are Now Cancelled

Due to the current transition to online learning for all students, all Graduation Photo Sittings scheduled to take place at EMHS are now cancelled. Opportunities to reschedule photos sessions at the LifeTouch Calgary Studio on McLeod Trail are still available. To book a sitting and find out more information on the health guidelines in place please visit  Individual questions can also be forwarded to

Graduation 2021 Ceremonies

Date: Friday, May 21, 2021

Time: TBD

Location: BMO Centre

Parking costs: TBD

  • Tickets to Graduation Ceremony will be distributed in May. 
  • Each student will be given access to 4 tickets. There is no cost for the ceremony tickets. 
  • 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's code of conduct
  • Individual cases will be considered on their own merits.

Graduation 2021 Dinner and Dance

Ticket Price: TBD

Date: Friday, May 21, 2021

Time: TBD

Location: BMO Centre

Parking costs: TBD

Alberta High School Diploma

All students in Alberta are working towards an Alberta High School Diploma. In order to graduate with this diploma, students must:

  1. Earn a minimum of 100 credits.
  2. Complete and meet the standards of the following specified credit courses:
  • English 30-1 or 30-2
  • Social Studies 30 or 33 (30-1 or 30-2)
  • Science 20 or 24 or Biology 20 or Chemistry 20 or Physics 20 (10 credits)
  • Mathematics 20P or 20A or 24 (10 credits)
  • Physical Education 10 (3 credits)
  • Career and Life Management 20 (3 credits)
  • 10 credits in any combination from Career and Technology Studies, Fine Arts, Second Languages, Physical Education 20 or 30, K & E Occupational courses or Apprenticeship Program
  • 10 credits in 30 level courses in addition to English 30-1 or 30-2 and Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2

Note: For the school’s graduation ceremony in May, Grade 12 students must be enrolled in a program leading to completion of at least 95 credits, and can only be missing one required course.

Alberta Certificate of High School Achievement

The requirements indicated in this chart are the minimum requirements for a student to attain a Certificate of High School Achievement. The requirements for entry into post-secondary institutions and workplaces may require additional and/or specific courses.

  1. Earn a minimum of 80 credits 
  2. Complete and meet the standards of the following specified credit courses:
  • English Language Arts 20-2 or 30-4
  • Mathematics 14 or 20-4
  • Science 14 or 20-4
  • Social Studies 10-2 or 20-4
  • Physical Education 10 (3 credits)
  • Career and Life Management (CALM) (3 credits)

5 credits in

  • 30-level Knowledge and Employability Occupational courses, or
  • 30-level Career and Technology Studies (CTS), or
  • 30-level Locally Developed course with an occupational focus

5 credits in

  • 30-level Knowledge and Employability Workplace Practicum course, or
  • 30-level Work Experience course, or
  • 30-level Green Certificate course


  • 5 credits in a 30-level Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) course
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