Grad Information

Please click on this Google Doc link for a important information and complete description of the AJS 2021 Convocation/Red Carpet Recognition, June 24 – 25, 2021. Please read it carefully as it contains essential information and critical deadlines. Please contact me by telephone or email ( if you have any questions.

Latest News - June 11, 2021

Due to recent changes in Covid-19 protocols, we are pleased to inform you that our AJS 2021 Convocation/Red Carpet Recognition celebration has moved back indoors in the AJS Community Theatre on June 24 and 25. This allows us to ensure the event is formal, special, and personal for our grads and their guests. If you have questions, please contact Lonnie Hicks at or 780-922-2228.

Thank you to those who submitted their guest list for this event. It is imperative we receive this information before June 24 for contact tracing purposes. If you haven't already done so, please complete the Google form below by providing names and contact information for up to a maximum of nine guests. Guest List Form

As well, we still have a few students that have not booked their date and time for the convocation. You can book this through the School Interview website. Go to and enter mzryp in the Event Code box and click GO. Fill in required information and you are all set!

Grad News - Speeches and Valedictorians

We are pleased to announce the following: Emmaline Gulde has been selected to provide the AJS Convocation/Red Carpet Recognition 2021 tribute to the parents speech, and her mother, Ms. Heather Normandeau, will provide the AJS Convocation/Red Carpet Recognition 2021 tribute to the students speech. The speakers were selected by the grad class, and their speeches will be included in the AJS Convocation/Red Carpet Recognition video that will be created on June 24 and 25.

Also, we are happy to inform you that Julia Redinger and Kyle Alexander have been selected as Co-Valedictorians for the AJS 2021 Graduation Class.


Convocation/Red Carpet Recognition

Book your Convocation/Red Carpet Recognition Date/Time

Go to mzryp in the Event Code box and click GO. The event is scheduled for June 24 and 25, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Caps, Tassels and Gowns

The caps, tassels and gowns for the Convocation/Red Carpet Recognition have arrived and will be available for pick-up on Monday, May 31, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the school grounds outside the theatre. Please proceed to the picnic table with the initials of your last name to collect your cap, tassel and gown. Off-site learners and grads currently not attending courses can collect these items from the main office from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 1, and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2. Please remember to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the building, and maintain physical distance protocols.

Grad and Parent Meeting - May 2021

PowerPoint Presentation

AJS Sample Grad Ceremony

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Grad 2021 Instagram

Please follow AJSGrad2021

Be advised that this account is private, and you must be approved to participate...if you have an unusual username, please email Ms. Stefiuk ( your username for admittance.

Graduation and Beyond 2020-21 Presentation

Here is the Powerpoint presentation for parents and Grads. Please contact Mr. Hicks (Grade 12 Administrator) if you have any questions about Grad. Please contact Mrs. Richardson (Gr. 12 Counsellor) if you have any questions related to credits or graduation eligibility.

Graduation and Beyond 2020-2021 Presentation

Grad Photo Retakes

Grad photo retakes will take place from March 22 to 24. To book an appointment, go to and click on the BOOK NOW link. Click on “Select Event” and choose either Ardrossan Jr-Sr Grad Portraits (taken at the school), or, Icon Studio Portraits. If you choose Icon Studio Portraits, click on “Select Service” and click on Ardrossan Jr/Sr High Studio Portraits (30 Min.). Follow the steps to pick your calendar date/time.

There will be no sitting fee if you return your original sample sheets; however, if you choose to keep them then a $30 fee will be due to ICON at the time of your appointment. ICON will have debit/credit machines available.

Please remember ICON will not provide caps for school or studio photos this year. 


Grade Write Up and Baby Pictures

Starting today, grads can submit a baby picture that will be used in the convocation slide show. Please fill out the Google form found at this link: Please submit your photo by no later than April 9.

Also located below is a link to a Word document with instructions for grads to complete and submit their yearbook write-up. This form must be completed and either emailed or turned in to the office by April 9. If you don't have a printer, you can get a hard-copy of this form from the office. See Mrs. Hothem-Bumbry.

Grad Write-Up Form (Word Doc)

Grad Write-Up Form (pdf)


Grad Cap and Gown

You can now complete your AJS Grad 2021 cap and gown order. Go to Remember to submit only one form per student and include the height of the student's shoes that will be worn at convocation in the height box. We hope to submit all orders to Herff-Jones on April 13, 2021. 

Graduation Eligibility

Eligibility Policy:

Students are eligible to participate in the Ardrossan High School Graduation Exercises provided they meet the criteria for the Alberta Education High School Diploma (or Certificate of High School Achievement) by the end of April.

Students who fail to meet the criteria for the High School Diploma after the deadline will have their eligibility for participation in the Senior Class Exercises reviewed by school administration.

Graduation Eligibility:

  1. Students must earn a minimum of 100 credits including the following:
  • English 30-1 or 30-2
  • Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2
  • 10 30-level credits other than English and Social Studies
  • Math at the grades 10 and 11 levels (10 credits)
  • Science at the grades 10 and 11 levels (10 credits)
  • CALM (3 credits)
  • Physical Education 10 (3 credits)
  • 10 credits in CTS, Fine Arts, Second Languages, Phys. Ed. 20 or 30, K&E, RAP
  1. Students enrolled in CTS courses must complete 75% of their coursework by end of April.
  2. All school fees must be paid.

Graduation and Beyond Virtual Classroom

Click on various links to locate information regarding graduation requirements, myPass, ALIS, scholarships, financial aid, and post-secondary institutions in Alberta.