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M.E. LaZerte Grad 2018

Graduation Requirements 

In order to be eligible to participate in Commencement, a Grade 12 student must:

  • have 90% attendance (less than 10% unexcused absences),
    NOTE: The school will only record an absence as excused if parents/guardians report the reason for the absence to the main office within one week of the absence. Medical documentation must be provided for chronic         absenteeism. Parents/guardians must notify the main office within one week of the absence if they notice any discrepancies in attendance, as communicated in SchoolZone and the automated phone system.
  • be a student in good standing by abiding by all M. E. LaZerte School rules and behavior expectations,
  • be on track to complete their high school diploma by the end of June,
  • have no outstanding fees or books,
  • have paid grad fees, and
  • be signed up for MyPass.
    REMINDER: Students use a personal email address for MyPass, as the school email address is not allowed.

In order to be eligible to participate in the Graduation Banquet, a Grade 12 student must:

  • have no outstanding fees or books.

Alberta High School Diploma Requirements

Minimum 100 total credits; refer to this link for requirements.


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Grad Important Dates

Dec 11 - Jan 19          

Pay and Book Photo Session Appointment:
- Pay sitting fee $25 at accounts
- Book photo session in the library or textbook room - "bring sitting fee receipt" 

Jan 22 - 26

Grad Photo Sessions, grads receive:
- 12 - Proofs with cap & gown
- 5 - Casual photos, and
- 1 - 5x7 Yearbook photo

Mar 5 - 7 Grad Photo Retakes
Apr 3 - 27

Commencement Tickets Go On Sale:
- Pay commencement fee $40 at accounts
- Maximum of 3 guest tickets per person can be purchased for $5 each

Apr 25

Last day for gown measurements

May 14 - June 12

Banquet ticket sales will be available to purchase online ONLY.
Tickets can be purchased using this link starting May 14 at 12:30 PM. There is no limit to the number of tickets you may purchase. Tickets can be purchased until 11:55 PM on June 12, 2018.

June 7

Mandatory MEL Time Meeting in Elniski Gym:
- Cap & gown distribution, and
- Commencement ticket distribution

June 15

Commencement Ceremony at Jubilee Auditorium:
- Doors open 6:00 pm
- Ceremony 7:00 pm

June 16

Graduation Banquet at Shaw Conference Centre:
- Doors open 5:15 pm
- Program 6:00 pm