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  • Palliser Beyond Borders teachers Keith Harrison and Jennifer Giles are shown at a conference where they presented best practices for online teaching.

    Palliser Beyond Borders teachers Keith Harrison and Jennifer Giles are shown at a conference where they presented best practices for online teaching.

     

    Use the following resources to help you plan for your graduation. All courses in Alberta follow the Alberta Program of Studies. 

  • Diploma Exam Information

    Diploma Exam Dates for Palliser Regional Schools:It’s important to make note of the dates for diploma exams found below. The diploma exam dates are not set by the Palliser Regional Schools themselves and we are not able to change them. If you have any questions about taking your diploma exam, please contact your instructor teacher. Diploma exam reviews are scheduled by each teacher either online or at Our Outreach sites.

    Alberta Education Diploma exam information including practice exams

    Diploma exam schedule (See also the calendar for dates)

     

  • Parent Tool to Understand the Alberta Program of Studies

    Alberta Education provides an overview of each subject, grade and learning outcomes at this site: My Child's Learning: A Parent Resource

  • Diploma Requirements

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    To earn an Alberta High School Diploma, a student must:

    • Earn a minimum of 100 credits
    • Successfully complete the following courses:
    • -        English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2 or Francais 30
    • -        Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2
    • -        Mathematics 20-1 or Mathematics 20-2 or Mathematics 20-3
    • -        Science 20 or 24 or Biology 20 or Chemistry 20 or Physics 20

    Note: Successful completion of a diploma examination is required for English Language Arts 30 or 33 or Francais 30 and Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2.  For those going to 30 – level mathematics and science courses, successful completion of a diploma examination  is also required.

    Successfully complete the following:

    • -        Physical Education 10 (3 credits)
    • -        Career and Life Management (CALM)  (3 credits)
    • -        10 credits, in any combination, from:
    •                  career and technology studies (CTS) OR
    •                  fine arts or second languages OR
    •                  Physical Education 20 and/or Physical Education 30 OR
    •                  Locally developed/acquired and authorized courses, in CTS, fine arts or second languages
    •                  Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
    •                  Knowledge and Employability courses (K and E)

    10 credits in any 30 – level courses (in addition to English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2 and Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2.) 

    • locally developed/acquired and authorized courses
    • 3000 level CTS courses,
    • 35 level Work Experience courses, 
    • 35 level Registered Apprenticeship courses,
    • 33 level Green Certificate courses, 
    • 30 level Knowledge and Employability courses

    Students may earn any number of credits in Work Experience, but only 15 credits may be used to meet the 100-credit requirement for the Alberta High School Diploma.

    Students may earn any number of credits in the study of second languages, but only a maximum of 25 language credits
    may be used to meet the 100-credit requirement for the Alberta High School Diploma. 

    1 To earn the credits assigned to all high school courses, you must achieve at least 50% (“C” standing) in each course
    2 No credits are granted when the maximum credits have been previously awarded
    3 Retroactive credits: If you do not achieve at least 50% in a course, you may repeat it Or, subject to the approval of the principal, you may take a course in an alternative sequence (see examples below) If you successfully complete the next higher level course in an alternative sequence, you will be granted credit for the prerequisite course.

  • Alberta Education High School Graduation Website

  • The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

    Named in honour of Alexander Rutherford, Alberta’s fi rst Premier and Minister of Education, this scholarship recognizes and rewards exceptional academic achievement at the senior high school level and for students planning to pursue full-time post secondary studies.
    Any student who is an Alberta resident with an average of 75% or higher in five designatd courses qualifi es for an award. The scholarship
    has a maximum value of $2,500 and is based on scholastic achievement in Grades 10, 11 and 12. The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship can be applied to entrance at many post secondary institutions world-wide. 

    Apply by May 1st for post secondary studies starting in September. Apply by December 1st for post secondary studies staring in January.

    75 - 79.9% IN FIVE SUBJECTS

    • Grade 10 $300
    • Grade 11 $500
    • Grade 12 $700

    TOTAL POSSIBLE $1,300

    80% OR HIGHER IN FIVE SUBJECTS

    • Grade 10 $400
    • Grade 11 $800
    • Grade 12 $1,300

    TOTAL POSSIBLE $2,500

    Please note that if a student has earned credit for a course based on retroactive credits the mark on the Alberta transcript will be noted as a "pass." The grade in which the pass grade is earned is no longer eligible for the Rutherford scholarship. For more information about the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship, visit alis.alberta.ca.

  • Other Scholarship Sources

About Vulcan Community Health Care Mentorship Program: Students were mentored by doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, health care aides, lab technicians as well as dental assistants and dentists. Throughout the Mentorship Program, students completed a culminating activity that explored the fields they are interested in and what they may need to get there. Each project is as unique as the ladies who created it. The entire experience began with the students exploring what they wanted to gain knowledge about. They created their driving questions. Why did they want this? What could they learn from their mentor? Their projects continually evolved as they dove deeper and their curiosity created new driving questions.

Mrs. Porath, Teacher

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