St. Mary's Graduation Information page

Graduation Information

Graduation Requirements

Grade 12 students receiving a St. Mary’s School graduation certificate and participating in graduation ceremonies / banquet must:

  • Be enrolled in and anticipate receiving the minimum course and credit requirements to qualify for an Alberta High School Diploma or Certificate of Achievement
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 10 credits per semester in Grade 12.
  • Have completed or be enrolled in and passing Religion 35.
  • Must be in regular attendance. SMS students who ignore their responsibilities to attend regularly, and on time, may lose the opportunity to participate in graduation ceremonies. Students who accumulate more than a 25% absent rate in a course or a 25% absent rate overall (excused OR unexcused) will be removed from the Graduation list. Any 3 lates constitute an absence for recording purposes.
  • Must be achieving a passing grade in all subjects required for graduation when the final check for graduation requirements takes place in May.
  • Grads must pay their graduation fees by the dates required.
  • The Valedictorian is determined using the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship requirements and including a mark of 80% or higher in Religion 35. 
  • Dash one courses take precedence over other courses when determining valedictorian.
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