Black Gold Regional Division No. 18
École Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School
780.929.6282

Graduation

Graduation 2020

Grad Colours & Theme: To be announced….


 

Graduation advisors

Ms. Kendall Watson

Email: kendall.watson@blackgold.ca

 


 

Graduation Events Information

Graduation Ceremony – CONFIRMED DATE

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 7 pm at the Jubilee Auditorium

 


Graduation Banquet – CONFIRMED DATE

Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the Leduc Recreation Complex

 


 

Key Dates to Remember

ALL DATES BELOW ARE TENTATIVE UNLESS STATED AS CONFIRMED:

February 28: Graduation Ceremony Fee Posted

March 6: Nominations for the Salutatorian and Banquet MC’s open

March 20: Nominations for Salutatorian and Banquet MC’s close

April 1: Online Voting for Salutatorian and Banquet MC’s open

April 5: Online Voting for Salutatorian and Banquet MC’s closes

April 8: Announcement of Valedictorian, Salutatorian & Banquet MC’s at lunch in the atrium

April 8: Graduation Fee Due

April 15 – April 26: Ceremony Tickets – Round One

April 29 – May 10: Ceremony Tickets – Round Two

May 13: Mandatory Rehearsal for Ceremony (see details below)

May 19: Graduation Ceremony at Jubilee Auditorium – CONFIRMED DATE

May 1 – 24: Banquet Ticket Sales – Round One

May 27 – 31: Banquet Ticket Sales – Round Two

June 27: Graduation Banquet at Leduc Recreation Centre – CONFIRMED DATE


 

Grad Ceremony Ticket Reservations & Information

Ceremony Ticket Reservations TENTATIVE

April 15 – April 26: Ceremony Tickets – Round One

April 29 – May 10: Ceremony Tickets – Round Two

*Ceremony tickets will only be made available to those who have paid their graduation fee.

*Ceremony tickets will be available for pick up on May 13 at rehearsal.

 

Ceremony Rehearsal: TBA

When: 3:15pm until approximately 5:00pm

Where: School Gymnasium

Cap & Gown Distribution, Group Photo, Individual Handshake Photo & Ceremony Ticket Pick Up

 

Graduation Ceremony: Tuesday, May 19 @ 7pm

Location:

Jubilee Auditorium

11455 -87 Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta

Timeline

Graduates Line Up for Ceremony:

6:30pm Doors open for Auditorium

Seating: 6:30pm

Program: 7:00pm

 

Important Information for Ceremony Tickets

Based on our survey in January and February, we believe we will be able to accommodate all families needs; however, we will still be doing ticket reservations in two rounds in order to ensure we give all families equal opportunity to access a base number of tickets for their family. Please note: the survey does not guarantee you any tickets. You MUST access your tickets through the PowerSchool Parent Portal, Student Fees & Forms as outlined below.

Note: You DO NOT reserve a ticket for the graduand.

Note: Jubilee policy does require that each guest, including children and infants in arms, have a ticket.

Ticket Reservations – Round One: DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

    Initial ticket reservations will commence on TBA at 8am and will close on TBA at 6pm.

    Ticket reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Each family will be given access to seven tickets during this initial period.

    If you do not access the seven tickets made available to you during this time, none will be held for you.

    Tickets can be reserved on the PowerSchool Parent Portal, Student Fees & Forms. There will not be seat selection this year so that when we open round two of reservations, we can group your party together.

    If you do not have a computer to access ticket reservations for ceremony, the school has a computer in the main office for your use, during school hours.

Ticket Reservations – Round Two: TBA

    Secondary ticket reservations will commence on TBA at 8 am and will close on TBA at noon.

    Ticket will again be on a first come – first served basis. Each family will be given access to five additional tickets during this second phase. (Thus, the maximum families will be able to access is twelve guest tickets.)

    Ticket reservations will close on TBA at noon. No exceptions!

Graduation Ceremony Etiquette

    Graduates: leave your personal belongings with your family. There will be nowhere to put your things.

    All guests: you are to remain in your seats for the duration of the program, unless you are participating in the program or are called to the stage. In order to maintain the flow of the program, guests are prohibited from taking photos in the aisles or at the front of the stage.

    We must vacate the Jubilee immediately following the event to avoid additional charges.

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:

  • 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

 


 

Graduation Banquet Ticket Sales and Information

Banquet Ticket Sales TENTATIVE DATES ONLY

May 1 – 24: Banquet Ticket Sales – Round One

May 27 – 31: Banquet Ticket Sales – Round Two

*Banquet tickets will not be released if the grad gown and stole have not been returned.

*Further information about banquet ticket prices and sales will be available in late April.

 

Banquet MC’s Criteria

The designation of banquet masters of ceremony for the graduating class each year is given to two grade 12 students who:

  • are in good academic standing and has acted in accordance with the ESBCHS Code of Conduct
  • demonstrate strong public speaking ability
  • demonstrate friendliness, courtesy, respect for and acceptance of others

 

Student Conduct during Graduation Ceremony & Banquet

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 banquet 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 banquets 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 2019 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 Portrait Information

Icon Experience Photography will be here during exam week in January to take Grad Photos.  Listen to daily announcements or check this page to find out when online booking is 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.

 


 

Graduation Ceremony Eligibility Form

The Graduation Criteria form is available on the PowerSchool Parent Portal under Student Fees & Forms and must be completed by all graduating Grade 12 students.


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, 2019.
Pay Graduation fees in full by March 1, 2020.

Graduation Status reviews for Grade 12 Students occur in November and February. 


 

ESBCHS Full-time Student Status - 2019-2020

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.

 


 

Valedictorian Criteria

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

Grade Twelve

Column A

Column B

  English Language Arts 30-1   Math 30-2
  Social Studies 30-1   Math 30-1
  French Language Arts 30-1   Math 31
  Science 30
  Chemistry 30
  Biology 30
  Physics 30

 

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.