July 24, 2020 - In response to return to school plans for September 2020,
Parents who are looking for alternatives have these choices available from Palliser Beyond Borders:
Home based online high school
If enough interest: Home based grades 1-9 online
Alison Hancox, Principal
Diploma Exam Information
Diploma Information and Dates
Diploma Review Resources
Diploma preparation is available from www.rockthediploma.com in Calgary and Lethbridge. See the website for details.
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 email@example.com. 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