Graduation

Grad Meeting Video May 4th

Graduation Ceremony

Date: May 25th

Time: 6:30 pm, Doors open at 6:00 pm

LocationGenesis Place Airdrie

800 East Lake Blvd NE, Airdrie, AB T4A 2K9

Students are asked to arrive no earlier than 6:00 pm

Dressed in their grad gown ready to go.

Grad Boxes will be available at CW Perry, Airdrie a couple weeks prior the event for pick up between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

- Gown

- Cap

- Tassel

- Brochure

- other

 

Day of Ceremony May 25th

Graduation

Graduation

Graduation Photos ***UPDATE***

Lifetouch Photo (Premiere Photo)

Photo Booking: March 7-11, 2021

 

Booking FlyerGrad Photo RegFAQ PhotosFAQ Grad Photo

Booking LInk:

https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/1dqj327c/?e_id=5556

 

Location: 3628 Burnsland Road S.E. | Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Z2 
Office: 403-255-5440 |studio for your grad photos.

 

 

Valedictorian - ***UPDATE***

Applying for Valedictorian is special honour.  The fact you are able to apply means you have accomplished some great things during your time at high school.  Whatever the outcome of the application, be proud of your accomplishments, we are proud of you.


How a Valedictorian is chosen
The student's Semester 1 and Mid-Term mark will be used for calculation.  The student must be full-time.  No part-time students will be accepted.  Students who are taking at least 5 courses with a minimum of 3 cores is required for the year.  From year to year, there is no guarantee we will have a valedictorian.  

Additional academic criteria: no mark lower than 75% in the Grade 12 year.  Returning grade 12 students are eligible. Courses must be of a 30 level or Option Course.  If the student is taking a 20 level course and is achieving below a 75% they will not be considered.

Character Traits
  • Candidates should possess and demonstrate a consistent positive attitude.
  • Seen as an exemplary role model & contributing peer in their class
    • involvement in classes, work ethic, attendance, social interactions (in the online world this is more difficult.  Therefore teachers will also have a hand in voting for what they have witnessed in the classes the applicant has taken)
  • Extra-curricular or community involvement or possible lived experience whereby they are overcoming


Application Interest

Considerations to highlight:

  • The digital application will be released to eligible students by April 14, 2022 and must be submitted to Mr. Smith (by clicking submit) by April 28th, 2022. No late applications will be accepted.
  • The packages will be reviewed and scored by a selection committee to determine the 3 candidates.
  • The top 2-3 candidates will prepare a two-minute speech of introduction to demonstrate why they are the best choice for Valedictorian. This presentation will take place the week of May 6th.  In-person speech only.  We will be in contact on place and time.
  • Applicants will need to give a 2 minute speech at the graduation ceremony.

 

APPLICATION:

https://forms.gle/N3BWjARRFhB7cEpE8

 

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Graduation is an academic celebration of years of hard work. Congratulations on making it this far. To make it a meaningful event requires your active participation. You can participate by:

 

  • Being informed about diploma requirements and ensuring that you have passed or are registered in all the necessary courses to earn your diploma by the end of June.
  • Watching for and reading any grad information in the monthly newsletters, on the school website https://rvsonline-hs.rockyview.ab.ca/welcome/graduation.
  • Providing input by asking your Connect Class Teacher or providing feedback.
  • Providing necessary information and pictures for the committees, the newspaper, and the yearbook
  • Volunteering to help either in a short term or long-term capacity

 

Celebrating graduation is an exciting time in your life. By working together, we can ensure your memory of it is special. I look forward to a wonderful grade 12 year, culminating in a celebration of your educational journey.

Road to Graduation

  1. You must double check that you are registered in the necessary credits and courses to fulfill high school diploma requirements by the end your graduation year. See below.
  2. Complete assigned work to a passing standard.
  3. No mark is to be below 50% as of mid-term Semester 2 (April 14)
  4. Students must maintain above a 50% in all courses required for their diploma up to the graduation date (June 10th, 2022).

You are responsible to check the accuracy of the information needed for graduation using myPass.

(high school courses, marks, credit totals, demographic and birthdate information)

 

How do I know if I am graduating?

Go into MyBluePrint

  • log into with your RVS Gmail credentials - Choose "school account login", "Rocky View Schools" and then your email and password.

See your High School Plan:

HS MBP Plan

If you have scheduling concerns please reach out the Guidance Counsellor.

Graduation Ceremony Survey

Student Survey Results:

  • Do you want to have a graduation? Majority answered Yes
  • Do you want an in-person ceremony? Majority answered Yes
  • Are you interested in a valedictorian?  Students are split between "indifferent" and "yes"

Graduation Meeting with School Council Advisory Group - November Meeting

 

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

In order to obtain an Alberta High School Diploma, students must meet these minimum requirements:

  • Earn a minimum of 100 credits AND
  • Complete and meet the standards of the following courses;
  • English 30-1 or 30-2,
  • Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2,
  • Mathematics 20-1, 20-2 or 20-3,
  • Science 24, Science 20, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20,
  • Physical Education 10 (min. 3 credits),
  • Career and Life Management 20 (CALM) (3 credits),
  • 10 credits from Career and Technology Studies or Fine Arts, or Second Languages,or Physical Education 20 and/or Physical Education 30,
  • 10 credits in any 30-level course in addition to English 30-1 or 30-2 and Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2, including 35-level Work Experience, or advanced level Career and Technology Studies (3000 series).
  • Note: in the rare case where a student is exempt from PE10 for medical reasons, the student will not receive 3-5 credits.  The student will need to make up those credits elsewhere. Alberta Education Requirement.

 

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT REQUIREMENTS

In order to obtain a Certificate of High School Achievement, students in the Knowledge and Employability(K&E) pathway must meet these minimum requirements:

Earn a minimum of 80 credits AND

  • Complete and meet the standards of the following courses;
  • English 20-2 or 30-4,
  • Mathematics 10-3 or 20-4,
  • Science 14 or 20-4,
  • Physical Education 10 (min. 3 credits),
  • Career and Life Management 20 (CALM) (3 credits),
  • 5 credits in 30-level Career and Technology Studies (CTS), or 30-level Knowledgeand Employability occupational course, or 30-level locally developed course with an occupational focus
  • 5 credits in a 30-level Work Experience course or 30-level Knowledge and Employability Workplace Practicum course, or 30-level Green Certificate course, or 30-level Special Projects or 5 credits in 30-level Registered ApprenticeshipProgram (RAP) course.

 

 

Important Sign into MyPass - Ordering Transcripts etc.

 

Sign into MyPass Alberta and look at your Detailed Academic Report

Grad PASI

You will need your Alberta Student Number - this is located when you sign in to PowerSchool Student Portal - just under your name.

 

Valedictorian

Applying for Valedictorian is special honour.  The fact you are able to apply means you have accomplished some great things during your time at high school.  Whatever the outcome of the application, be proud of your accomplishments, we are proud of you.


How a Valedictorian is chosen
The student's Semester 1 and Mid-Term mark will be used for calculation.  The student must be full-time.  No part-time students will be accepted.  Students who are taking at least 5 courses with a minimum of 3 cores is required for the year.

Additional academic criteria: no mark lower than 75% in the Grade 12 year.  Returning grade 12 students are eligible. Courses must be of a 30 level or Option Course.  If the student is taking a 20 level course and is achieving below a 75% they will not be considered.

Character Traits
  • Candidates should possess and demonstrate a consistent positive attitude.
  • Seen as an exemplary role model & contributing peer in their class
    • involvement in classes, work ethic, attendance, social interactions (in the online world this is more difficult.  Therefore teachers will also have a hand in voting for what they have witnessed in the classes the applicant has taken)
  • Extra-curricular or community involvement or possible lived experience whereby they are overcoming


Application Interest

Considerations to highlight:

  • The digital application will be released to eligible students by April 14, 2022 and must be submitted to Mr. Smith (by clicking submit) by April 28th, 2022. No late applications will be accepted.
  • The packages will be reviewed and scored by a selection committee to determine the 3 candidates.
  • The top 2-3 candidates will prepare a two-minute speech of introduction to demonstrate why they are the best choice for Valedictorian. This presentation will take place the week of May 6th.  In-person speech only.  We will be in contact on place and time.

Grad Meeting Video March 17th, 2022

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