Students with a significant cognitive disability can achieve the Certificate of School Completion if they are unable to achieve the following certificates or diplomas:
- Alberta High School Diploma
- Diplôme d'études secondaires de l'Alberta
- High School Equivalency Diploma
- Diplôme d'equivalence d'études secondaires
- Certificate of High School Achievement (Knowledge and Employability)
- Certificat de réussite d'études secondaires (Connaissances et employabilité)
To qualify for the Certificate of School Completion, students must meet the following criteria:
- Student has worked on the goals and objectives in their individualized program plan/instructional support plan.
- Student has attended school for at least 12 years by the end of the current school year.
- Student is 17 years of age by March 1 of the current school year.
- Nomination is submitted during the student’s last year of high school.
- Student is registered with one of the following special education codes (41, 43, 44 or 52) at the time of school completion. Registrations with other special education codes can also be considered and will be reviewed by the Learner Services Branch.
How to Nominate a Student
To receive the certificate, a student must be nominated by the principal or assistant principal of his or her school.
Nominations for the Certificate of School Completion can be submitted at any time during the year through PASIprep. To obtain access to PASIprep, please contact your school authority’s data coordinator.
To Learn More
The Guide to Education outlines all the requirements for a student to receive an Alberta High School Certificate of School Completion.