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Graduation 2023

Graduation Celebration Participation

To be eligible to take part in the 2023 EMHS Graduation Ceremony and purchase tickets for the 2023 EMHS 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 2022/23 school year.

Graduation Rehearsals / Gown Distribution

Date:  TBD

Time: TBD

Location: Ernest Manning High School Gymnasium

Graduation Ceremonies

Date:  Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Time: 9:00 a.m. 

Location:  BMO Centre – Hall B/C – Stampede Park

Ceremony tickets are free to families and graduates, but are limited to 4 tickets per family due to venue capacity limits. Ticket order forms will be distributed to students during the week of TBD. We request that these order forms are returned as soon as possible to ensure accurate ticket distribution. Requests for additional tickets can be indicated on the ticket request forms, but opportunities for extra seats will be limited.

Graduation Banquet

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Location: BMO Centre – Hall TBD

Banquet tickets: TBD

Tickets will be available for purchase through our online ticket provider starting TBD .Tickets can be purchased by students who are currently in good standing and included on the 2023 Graduation List.

Graduation Fees – All families are reminded that all school fees are currently due. Current fees including the Graduation Fee ($75 + GST) are available for review through guardian MyCBE/PowerSchool accounts. Please note the payment of fees can only be done via the CBE website and not through any other associated PowerSchool applications.

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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