Grad Portraits

A photographer from Icon Experience Photography will come to the school to take individual portraits. Every graduating student must have their picture taken during this time for the composite picture, the local newspaper, and the Graduates of 2019 edition of The Buzz.  

If you plan on ordering portraits, book an appointment at Appointments can be booked online beginning mid-December. The photographer will be here during exam week (January 23-29). A $30 deposit is due at the time of the session and will be applied to your order. Be sure to visit for tips on what to expect and how to prepare for the session.

If you do not wish to purchase portraits and just need a picture for our wall composite and yearbook, pop in sometime between January 23-29 (no appointment required) and get a quick photo taken (at no cost to you). You are under no obligation to order any further photographs from this photographer.

If needed, re-takes will be Feb. 25 & 26.

It is very important that ALL grads have their picture taken.

Save the Date

Our graduation ceremony will be held on the evening of Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park. Keep checking back to this page for any updates.

Graduation, or Commencement, is primarily an academic celebration where a student’s educational achievements are recognized. Because it is a ceremony for the conferment of diplomas, students participating in the Commencement Ceremonies must be on track to earn the Alberta High School Diploma, Certificate of Achievement, or Certificate of School Completion.

Visit our Supporting Student Success tab on this website or the Alberta Education website for more information on graduation requirements.

Grad tickets will go on sale closer to the date of grad. 

Graduation Requirements, Scholarships, etc.

For information about:

  • Graduation Requirements,
  • Scholarships/Bursaries/Awards, and
  • Diploma Exams & Diploma Prep Courses,

please visit our Supporting Student Success tab at


Grad Wear

For grads wishing to purchase hoodies or other articles of clothing with the Grad 2019 logo, Fort Saskatchewan High School has an online shop through Check out the options available at http://fortsaskatche and start designing the Grad Wear you wish to purchase.

Grad Jewelry

Class rings and jewelry are one way to commemorate your final year of high school. If you would like to look at ring options, visit

Commencement Gowns

Fort High arranges for eligible grade twelves to wear a rented gown and stole as well as a purchased cap and tassel during the Convocation Ceremony. Grads will be called down to the office and measured for their gowns in semester two. Grads who will not be here in second semester, please go to the office to be measured before this. It is your responsibility to get measured.
The Commencement Gowns, stoles, and caps will be at the Grad venue for Grads to pick up shortly before the Commencement Ceremony. Grads will be given instructions about where to enter, pick up gowns etc. during the rehearsal lunch on May 21st, 2019.
Grads have purchased the cap and tassel and may take them home after the ceremony. Following the ceremony (and after the Grad has had a chance to pose for some pictures!) the rented gown and stole must be returned to the location it was picked up at. 

Grad Packages

In early March, each graduating student will receive a package containing forms, information, and a checklist of things that need to be done to prepare for graduation, be eligible for awards, and contribute to the graduation ceremony. These packages will be due back before students leave for Spring Break. 

P.A.R.T.Y. Program

Grade 12 students are encouraged to attend the PARTY Program Field Trip which typically takes place in May. The City of Fort Saskatchewan community agencies and partners, the RCMP and Fort Saskatchewan Emergency Services team up to present a scenario-based reenactment of a trauma related to the risks of driving while distracted and/or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Parents are welcome to attend as the content may be upsetting to some students.​ 

The goal of the grade 12 PARTY scenario is primarily to provide students with information and recognize the situations that may lead to traumatic injury.  Every single student has the capacity to make prevention-oriented choices and adopt behaviours that minimize unnecessary risk.  This program is a community effort to reduce death and injury in preventable risk-related crashes and other incidents.

Grad Rehearsal

This is a mandatory assembly for all graduating grade 12 students held on Tuesday, May 21st. The rehearsal will begin shortly before lunch and last the entire lunch period. Lunch will be provided for all grads. During this assembly, grads will be made familiar with the order of events for the Commencement Ceremony on the following Saturday as well as any last-minute information about Graduation day.

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.