Optional Diploma Exams

There are circumstances where students may choose or need to write diploma exams, including, but not limited to:

  • students who do not have a passing mark from their teacher
  • students who want to raise their mark, or want to have a diploma exam mark on their transcript

  • students who are registered to rewrite a diploma exam and are not currently taking the course

Students and their families decide if the student will write their diploma exam. Eligible students will get an exemption if they choose not to write their diploma exam.

To be eligible for an exemption, a student needs to:

  • be currently taking the course, and
  • receive a mark from the school during the 2020/21 year

Only students with a new mark, awarded in the 2020-2021 school year, are eligible for exemptions.

Students who choose to write a 2-part diploma exam, such as English Language Arts 30-1, must write both parts.

Graduation Ceremonies - May 20 & 21, 2021

Graduation Ceremonies will be held on Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21, 2021 at Fort Saskatchewan High School. We aren't sure exactly what they will look like yet due to restrictions, but the Grad Committee is working hard to make this a special time for our graduates and their friends and families.

As this is a celebration of academic achievement, only grade 12 students who are on track and enrolled in all classes necessary to graduate will be able to take part in the ceremony and walk the stage.

Grad Portraits

If you were unable to get a photo taken or need a retake, Icon will be back March 15-17. Go to to book your spot now.

Grad Jewelry


Class rings and jewelry are one way to commemorate your final year of high school. Grads can order online from (or by calling the Jostens office at 780-569-1205).

If you wish to pay by cheque, money order or 

E-Transfer please contact my office at 780-569-1205.

Zero interest payment plans available.

Come to the school library to get your finger sized if needed or to pick up a Josten's catalogue.

Watch a promotional video here.

Alcohol/Substance Use

Elk Island Public Schools has a zero tolerance for alcohol or mood-altering substances at any Elk Island event. Fort Saskatchewan High School Graduation falls under this policy. If anyone is found to be intoxicated or suspected of being intoxicated they will be asked to leave the graduation event and not allowed back into the venue and appropriate school consequence will be assessed. If this happens there will not be any refund of fees paid for the event.