Graduation Policy

To Participate In Grad...

Participation in Graduation Exercises
Convocation will be held at the end of May or beginning of June each year. Students will only be placed on the grad list if they are enrolled in the necessary courses and credits at BMC to fulfill graduation requirements.
IN ADDITION, students will need to meet the following criteria:

»» BMC Courses
Students must be registered in and having passing marks (50% +) on the second report card issued for Semester Two in the courses required to achieve an Alberta High School Diploma (Quarter One, Two, and Three courses will be based on final marks).  Students must also be in attendance and have received marks from Buck Mountain Central School for either the first semester, second semester, or both (i.e. a student may complete the requirements in Semester One or a student may transfer into the school for Semester Two).

»» BMC Learning Commons
Students enrolled in the BMC Learning Commons for required courses should have any work turned in by May 1 to ensure adequate time for work to be marked and grades calculated for the official grad list.

»» All Other Courses
Any other course work being taken outside of BMC must be completed by May 1 and the program provider must verify successful course completion (50% +) to the BMC office. 

»» Student Fee Accounts
Student Fee Accounts must be in good standing with the school. Failure to meet these requirements will result in removal of the student from the Grad list and he/she will not be allowed to participate in Graduation Exercises.

Graduation Requirements

Alberta High School Completion Documents
Students may earn either an Alberta High School Diploma or a Certificate of High School Achievement which is associated with the Knowledge and Employability courses. In order to earn an Alberta High School Diploma , students must have earned a minimum of 100-credits. In order to earn a Certificate of High School Achievement, students must have earned a minimum of 80-credits and have successfully completed at least one academic Knowledge and Employability (KE) course.

Alberta High School Diploma

 Requirements for an Alberta High School Diploma







English (30-level)



Social Studies (30-level)



Mathematics (20-level)



Science or Biology or Chemistry or Physics (20-level)



Physical Education



Career and Life Management






Other Credits



Total Credits



To earn an Alberta High School Diploma, a student must 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 or 33
»» Mathematics 20-1, 20-2, or 20-3
»» Science 20 or 24, Biology 20 or Chemistry 20 or Physics 20 or Science 10 and 14
»» Physical Education 10 (3 credits)»» Career & Life Management (CALM) (3 credits)
»» Credits from Career Technology Studies (CTS) or fine arts or second languages
»» 10 credits in any 30-level courses in addition to English 30-1 or 30-2 & Social Studies 30 or 33
»» Grade 12 courses: Students who use Francaise 30 as a diploma requirement must present English 30-1 or 30-2 as one of the required Grade-12 level courses. The Grade 12-level course requirements may also be met by 30-level "a" and "b" courses (e.g. Industrial Education 30a and 30b). One 30-level course (10-credits) from any occupational Knowledge and Employability course will be accepted for students transferring from the Knowledge and Employability course stream to the general High School Diploma Program.

Alberta Certificate of High School Achievement

Requirements for a Certificate of High School Achievement
The requirements indicated below are the minimum requirements for a student to attain a Certificate of High School Achievement. The requirements for entry into post-secondary institutions and workplaces may require additional courses.

80 CREDITS Including the following:
»» English Language Arts 20-2 or 30-4
»» Mathematics 14 or 20-4
»» Science 14 or 20-4
»» Social Studies 10-2 or 20-4
»» Physical Education 10 (3 credits)
»» Career and Life Management (CALM) (3 credits)
+credits in:
»» 30-level Knowledge and Employability Occupational course or...
»» 30-level Career and Technology Studies (CTS) or...
»» 30-level locally developed course with an occupational focus
credits in :
»» 30-level Knowledge and Employability Workplace Practicum course or...
»» 30-level Work Experience course or...
»» 30-level Green Certificate course or...
5 credits in:
»» 30-level Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) course