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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

All is appreciated when it comes to you answering emails and questions. Without this consistent help and encouragement from you, I doubt I would have made it this far :) 

Student, grade 11

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