Diploma Information and Dates
Starting in the 2017-2018 school year, all students are eligible for accommodations and provisions to write diploma exams without an application process. Most accommodations, for the purpose of writing diploma exams, are reviewed, managed and ordered at the school-level. The Special Cases and Accommodations team will review accommodation requests related to the following circumstances:
Mature students not attending high school and
Home schooled students
Students must understand, and adhere to, the accommodation and provision administration directives, rules and procedures of writing a diploma exam with the use of accommodations and provision(s).
Mature Students Who Do Not Attend High Schools and Home Schooled Students
Mature students who do not attend a high school and home schooled students are eligible for all of the below accommodations and provisions. To ensure the writing centre is prepared for these students to write diploma exams with accommodations and provisions, they should be informed to contact the Special Cases and Accommodations team directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All requests for physical diploma exam materials (CDs, MP3s, large print, Braille, coloured paper) must be made by the deadline for each diploma exam administration (see Schedules and Significant Dates section).
Accommodations must be coordinated with your subject teacher well in advance and put in place as part of your instructional plan.
See this Alberta Education document that describes accommodations provided by Alberta Education
Diploma exams can written five times a year: January, April, June, August, November.
Not all writing centres have sittings for April, August and November exams.
Please complete this form and update as necessary. This form is also linked in your diploma course.
Completion of this form does not automatically register you for your diploma exam. Your teacher must approve your registration for a diploma writing. You must have demonstrated successful learning in at least 50% of the course (except during the summer) on or before the diploma registration date to be considered for registration. Before a student can write a diploma they must have successfully completed the course work.
Please be advised if you decide last minute to register to write a diploma you may risk not receiving accomodations if you have not met the announced deadlines provided by your teacher. In addition if you self register at another site, the other school will have no evidence of those accomodations and the other site can not provide them.
The best strategy is to work with your teacher, finish the course, meet the deadlines, and priovide the signed paper work to apply for diplomas and accomodations so that all is in place for your writing time.
Palliser Beyond Borders staff will send you a confirmation of your registration. This will likely come as an email. Please ensure you are continually checking your Palliser email (@prs26.ca) for any correspondence between you and Palliser Beyond Borders staff member(s).
Please note: If this information changes (such as writing date or location), it is the STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY to make the change and notify their teacher.
If you need assistance while completing this process, please contact us at email@example.com or (403) 485-6180.
English Review Sessions:
Social Studies 30-1 and 30-2 Review Sessions (Online):
Please review Final Exam Resources in the Classroom and watch all recorded Adobe Collaborate Recordings from the course which are stored in Literacy Resources-Social Studies-Blackboard Collaborate Recordings.
Online assignments and students must arrange and attend at least 2 review sessions with Steven Wornell in advance of the Diploma date. Contact him through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review diploma resources in your course and book with Bruno.Castelli@pallisersd.ab.ca.
Math 30-2 Review:
*Review diploma resources in your course and book with Bruno.Castelli@pallisersd.ab.ca.
Arrange one on one with Jason.Doerksen@pallisersd.ab.ca
Science 30 Review:
Students must arrange and attend at least 2 review sessions with Steven Wornell in advance of the Diploma date. Contact him through email@example.com.
Diploma preparation is available from www.rockthediploma.com in Calgary and Lethbridge. See the website for details.
Palliser Beyond Borders is truly all about choice. For our high school students, our online programs provide more choice than they might have in their schools alone. Beyond offering more diverse courses, there is also simply the choice for our students to work independently and on their own schedule, while still having the benefit of our excellent teachers.