Exams & Graduation

Final Exams

Subject areas with a final exam:

  • Final exams will be held in all subjects leading to Diploma exams in the formal exam schedule.
  • Students should expect to write final exams in subjects not included in the final exam schedule in the week prior to scheduled exams.
  • Students should expect to write final exams at any time during the month of January and June.
  • Final exams must be written on the scheduled day at the scheduled time.

Alberta Diploma exams are worth 30% of a student’s final grade.

Exam regulations require that students write final exams on the specified date and time. Please make plans based on the final exam schedule posted on the school website. Students missing final exams for personal reasons, such as vacation, may forfeit the opportunity for a final assessment and receive a grade of zero. Please contact the Assistant Principal in charge of exams well in advance of the exam period regarding extenuating circumstances that may prevent a student from taking an exam. ie: surgery

Students who arrive one hour or more after the start of the exam may not be allowed to write the exam at that time. The Assistant Principal in charge of exams will deal with late arrivals.

If a final examination is not written, a parent/guardian must contact the Assistant Principal in charge of exams the morning of the examination explaining the reason for the absence and providing a medical certificate, where appropriate.

Please note: Student ID cards are required for admittance to any final exam.

Rewriting A Diploma Exam

General Application

  • All Diploma rewrites require online registration with Alberta Education. The fee of $26.25 is required even if you are repeating the course.

Coded Students

  • If you require special provisions, such as extra time, you must contact the Learning Strategist and complete the Application for Accommodations for Students with Special Diploma Examination Writing Needs by the deadline set by Alberta Education.

Computer

  • If you are rewriting ELA, Social Studies, or FLA and wish to use a computer to word-process, you must contact the assistant principal in charge of exams and apply. You may be granted use of a computer if space allows.

Appeals

A student has the right to appeal a final mark. The appeal process is as follows:

  1. Arrange a meeting with the teacher after final grades have been posted
  2. If not resolved, arrange for a meeting with the teacher and Learning Leader
  3. If still not resolved, make an appointment with the Assistant Principal/Principal
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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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