École Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School

780.929.6282

Graduation

Graduation 2022

Grad 2022 Colours: Green, White & Gold

Graduation Committee – Staff Liasions

Ms. Watson, Mr. Chris Stiles, Mrs. Paula Williams

General inquiries email: esbchs@blackgold.ca


Commencement 2022 Ceremony Information – When & Where

Decisions are still being made regarding when and where the commencement ceremony/celebrations will be held, as well as the format of the event. Please check weekly email updates for graduation information. As decisions are made, this page will be updated.


Graduation Photos – Booking Information

Icon Experience Photography will be here during exam week in January, between January 19 – to take Grad Photos. Online booking is now available. Please ensure you are booking appointments around your graduates exam schedule.

Online Booking Instructions:

  • Go to www.iconexp.com
  • Click Book Now
  • Select Beaumont Composite Grad Portraits as the event and then Grad Portraits as your service
  • Then move ahead to January to select a time

**Note that there are 2 appointments for each time block as there will be 2 photographers so don’t panic if your time appears available after booking.

There will be a $30 Sitting Fee due and payable to Icon Experience Photography at the time of your portrait session.  Grad Caps will not be available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Icon Experience Photography will be here during exam week in January to take Grad Photos. Online booking is now available. Please ensure you are booking appointments around your graduates exam schedule.


Grad 2022 Hoodies

Grad hoodies are now available to order on the PowerSchool Parent Portal.


Valedictorian Criteria

Calculations are based on six academic courses. Courses that are required are as follows:

All students must include:

  • one course from Column A (Top Humanities) and
  • one course from Column B (Top Math/Science) and
  • four additional courses listed in the table above.

For any diploma course that has been completed, the blended mark will be used in the calculation. For courses that are still in progress, the current course mark will be used. If a student completed a diploma course at another school, the diploma mark will be used in the calculation and not the blended mark.

The average will be calculated at the end of quarter three, using completed course marks and midterm marks for semester two courses. The valedictorian should also represent Ecole Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School’s core values and be in good standing with the school.


Salutatorian Criteria

The designation of Salutatorian for the graduating class each year is given to a grade 12 student who excels in the following areas, and is voted for by their peers:

  • Student is in good academic standing and has acted in accordance with the ESBCHS Code of Conduct
  • Student demonstrates strong public speaking ability
  • Student is involved in the school beyond the classroom setting (has extra-curricular involvement)
  • Student demonstrates friendliness, courtesy, respect for and acceptance of others

Student Conduct

We encourage all parents to talk with their graduands concerning proper conduct during graduation events. Because these are formal programs and we are presenting it to honour those students who are about to reach this initial milestone in their lives, we want to take steps that will ensure that the conduct is consistent with the event. When you are organizing transportation to and from the events, please take steps to ensure that students arrive at the ceremony and banquet without being under the influence of any kind of intoxicants.

Prior to the ceremony, we will have staff helping with the grad line-ups. If we feel a student has consumed alcohol or drugs, we will ask his/her parent(s) to come and have the student sit with them in the audience for the duration of the ceremony.  Further disciplinary action will be taken at the school and may include suspension and/or tickets being revoked.

In 1996, the Board of Trustees of Black Gold Regional School Division adopted the following policy concerning alcohol at graduations:

1. The board will not support any legal claim against an employee and/or volunteer who has authorized alcohol at a student activity.

2. No alcohol is to be served or sold at school graduation formals or events.

3. Student activities, whether or not they take place on school grounds, are to be alcohol free.

This policy indicates the minimum penalty for a student who attends a school function under the influence of alcohol or drugs would be a suspension from school for a set period and depending on the seriousness, it could result in suspension from school along with a recommendation to the Board for expulsion.

It is our sincere hope that all participants in the 2021 graduation events will extend their full cooperation with regards to this matter. Through this cooperation, we will take every precaution to ensure that the graduation will be safe and orderly, and that it can continue to be an occasion that graduands, parents, staff and guests can look back on with pride.

We would like to ask all parents of graduands to discuss this matter with their child prior to both events.  If there are any questions or concerns, please contact a school administrator.


Graduation Criteria

To be eligible to participate in the Graduation Ceremony, students must:    Be considered a full-time student at ESBCHS as per school policy (see section below).  Be registered in courses in which successful completion will result in obtaining an Alberta High School Diploma or a Certificate of Achievement.    Adhere to the ESBCHS Student Code of Conduct as well as Section 12 of the Province of Alberta School Act.  Pay all school fees in full by November 1, 2020.  Pay Graduation fees in full by May 31, 2021.

Graduation Status reviews for Grade 12 Students occur in November and February. It is the responsibility of the grade 12 student to ensure that he/she will meet all the criteria listed above in order to participate in ESBCHS Graduation Ceremony 2021. By the first week in December, Caution Letters will be sent to parents/guardians whose child is not on the Graduation List. This letter will need to be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to the student’s administrator. When semester one final marks are released in February, students who have not passed the courses required to obtain a High School Diploma or Certificate of Achievement must establish a plan to rectify the shortfall. The student must then receive approval of their plan from their administrator on or before March 1, 2021. When semester two begins, students must be registered in the remaining courses and/or credits required to obtain a High School Diploma or Certificate of Achievement. Students who are not registered in the necessary courses will receive a letter from their administrator outlining the deficiencies and they will be removed from the graduation list. In order to be reinstated on the graduation list, the student must rectify their deficiencies with their administrator by March 1, 2021. If a student withdraws from a course that is required to obtain a High School Diploma or Certificate of Achievement at anytime before the Graduation Ceremony on June 26, 2021, they will be ineligible to participate in the ceremony.


Grad 2021 Compilation Video

Please visit the link below to view the Grad 2021 Compilation Video including the commencement, speeches and interviews with each graduate.

Grad 2021 Video


ESBCHS Full-time Student Status – 2021-2022

In order to be considered a full-time student,  ESBCHS requires that students adhere to Black Gold School Division’s Administrative Procedure 335 on Student Course Loads which  reads as follows:

APM 335 (https://www.blackgold.ca/about-bgsd/procedure-manuals/)

In order to make optimum use of facilities and resources, high school students are to register in sufficient courses each year in order to allow for graduation within three (3) years.

Procedures:

  1. High school credits are to be registered through the local school
  2. Grade 10 students are to register for a full course load of forty (40) credits or more
  3. Grade 11 students are to register for a minimum of thirty-five (35) credits
  4. Grade 12 students are to register for a minimum of fifteen (15) credits per semester
  5. A Principal may waive these requirements if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the student’s educational program.