News UPDATE

Updated Grad information is contained in the March Newsletter

March Newsletter

To attend the Graduation Ceremony, a ticket is required and our anticipated limit is 10 tickets per graduand. Optional banquet tickets will be sold at lunch in the general office on May 7 & 8, 2018. Projected costs for Graduation Banquet tickets are $35-$40/ticket but is dependent on the caterer. Tickets for the banquet are anticipated to be limited to 8-10 family, including the graduand.

Remaining Grad Council and Committee meetings are held in room 17 @11:30 and are open to all graduating students.
April 3 Grad Council & Fundraising Committee
April 5 Decorating Committee
April 10 Grad Council & Ticket Making Committee
April 12 Fundraising Committee
April 24 Grad Council meeting
April 30 Final School Fees Due
May 1 Final Grad List posted
May 1 Grad Council meeting
May 7-8 Grad Ticket Sales
May 8 Grad Council & Fundraising Committee
May 15 Fundraising Committee
May 22 Grad Council & Fundraising Committee
May 25 Grad Steak Fry volunteer opportunity
May 26 3v3 Tournament, BBQ, Bottle Drive
May 29 Grad Council & Decorating Committee
June 5 Grad Council & Decorating Committee
June 8 Banquet & Convocation rehearsal
June 9 Grad Convocation & Banquet
June 12 Grad Week Activities Committee
June 18-22 Grad Week Activities
June 13-28 Diploma & Final Exams

Grad Remind

We hope to get all parents/guardians signed up to Remind notifications, please text @2018vchs to 709-800-8922 to activate text messaging service.

Grad Lanyards for sale for $5.00 in the front office 

VCHS Grad class is teaming up with My Chickadee Creations for a Mother's Day Fundraiser - Coming soon!

Graduation June 9, 2018

CEREMONY & BANQUET TICKET SALES

To attend the Graduation Ceremony, a ticket is required and our anticipated limit is 10 tickets per graduand. Optional banquet tickets will be sold at lunch in the general office on May 7 & 8, 2018. Projected costs for Graduation Banquet tickets are $35-$40/ticket but is dependent on the caterer. Tickets for the banquet are anticipated to be limited to 8-10 family, including the graduand.

Payment may be made via debit card, credit card, cash, or cheque payable to VCHS. *Students with any outstanding fees will not be able to purchase optional banquet tickets. For more information please call the school office at 780-632-3341.

Click here to view the Grad Parent Handbook 2018

Gaspard Contest

To play our part in contributing to not only a better Canada, but ultimately a healthier and happier world, we're excited to present Keep Canada Green Online Scholarship Contest! Not only will you gain some truly informative insights along the way, you'll have the chance to win a grand prize scholarship of $2,500 or one of ten $1,000 scholarships. Visit keepcanadagreencontest.ca to enter! 

Grad Photos

Grad photos will be on November 29-30 & December 1. A $25 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of your appointment. Please try to schedule your appointment to avoid missing class time. Grad photo re-takes will be on February 22.

To book your session:

www.lifetouch.ca/northernalberta

Choose your school from the drop down menu.

Select Grad Portrait Session.

Sign up for your time.  You will receive 2 reminder emails about your portrait time.

Grad Retakes

Grad Picture retakes are on February 22. Students will sign up for retakes the same way they signed up for their original pictures at lifetouch.ca/northernalberta.  If grads are getting retakes, they can bring back their original photo proofs and they won’t have to pay a sitting fee.  If they want to keep their originals and have another set to choose from they will need to pay the sitting fee ($25). 

Grad Requirements

Curious about Alberta High School Diploma Requirements

Diploma Requirements:

  • 15 credits in senior English
  • 15 credits in senior Social Studies
  • 10 credits in Math (minimum Math 20-3)
  • 10 credits Science (minimum Science 24)
  • 3/5 credits in CALM 20
  • 3 credits in Physical Education
  • 10 other credits at the 30 level
  • 38 other credits
  • Minimum 100 total credits

Certificate of Achievement Requirements:

  • English 20-2 or 30-4
  • Social 20-2 or 20-4
  • Math 24 or 20-4
  • Science 24 or 20-4
  • Physical Education 10
  • Career and Life Management
  • 10 credits Work Experience or RAP or Green Certificate
  • Minimum 80 total credits

If you have any concerns regarding your graduation progress, please contact Mrs. Hansen or Mrs. Orr for more information.

 

myPass

New this year: Diploma Exam result statements are now available through myPass

Starting with the April 2015 Diploma Exams, students will now need to retrieve their exam results through myPass—a self‑service website for high school students. Result statements for Diploma Exams are now be available exclusively online using myPass. Printed results statements will no longer be mailed.

In addition, the Statement of Courses and Marks has been replaced with the Detailed Academic Report (DAR), which is also available exclusively online using myPass.

myPass enables high school students to:

  • access their Results Statement;
  • view their demographic information;
  • view their DAR;
  • view their progress toward their diploma or certificate; and
  • order and pay for a transcript.

Specific information on how to sign up for myPass will be provided to all students who write diploma examinations. Schools will pass along information to their students. More general information on myPass will be provided to students and schools in the fall of 2015.

For more information visit: https://education.alberta.ca/students/transcripts/online.aspx

Important Dates

Graduation Ring Sale - October 3-4

Grad Parent Meeting - October 11 @ 6:30pm

Grad Wear Sales - Online store - open till October 15

It’s a Matter of Choice Career Fair - October 17

Grad Fee DUE* - November 8

Initial Grad list posted -  November 30

Grad Pictures - November 29-30 & December 1

Semester 1 Diploma Exams - January 22-30

Grad Retakes - February 22

Graduation Gown Sizing - February - TBA

Fundraising Events TBA

Final Grad list - May 1

Optional Banquet Ticket Sales - May 7-9

Semester 2 Diploma Exams - June 19-28

Rehearsal/decorating - June 8 @ 4:30

GRADUATION DAY - JUNE 9, 2018