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31st Annual Graduation Ceremonies

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

Edmonton Convention Centre (9797 Jasper Ave, Edmonton)
Grad commencement ceremonies are held in the morning from 10 am - noon (doors open at 9 am). The banquet is held in the evening starting at 6 pm (doors open 5 pm).


Important Information & Dates

  • Grad parent meeting (Fall newsletter distributed): October 3rd
  • Grad list 1 posted: October 7th
  • Krispy Kreme fundraiser opens: October 10th
  • Senior shirts available for pick-up: October 10th
  • Grad clothing orders: mid-October
  • Krispy Kreme orders due: November 1st [Krispy Kreme order information]
  • Krispy Kreme order delivery: week of November 12th-15th
  • Epicure orders due: November 15th [Epicure order information]
  • Deadline for Grad clothing orders: November 17th [Order directly from Elite's online shop]
  • Grad list 2 posted: November 18th
  • Purdy's Chocolates orders due: November 25th [Purdy's order information]
  • Epicure orders arrive: December 5th
  • Purdy's Chocolates orders arrive: December 5th
  • Grad portraits bookings open: December 2nd. Information for booking Grad portraits online
  • Grad portrait dates: February 10th-14th
  • Grad list 3 posted: March 2nd
  • Grad list 4 posted: TBC
  • Grad portrait retakes: TBC
  • Grad assembly (nomination forms distributed): TBC
  • Deadline for grad gown order changes: TBC
  • Voting for Grad speakers and song: TBC
  • Grad parent meeting: TBC
  • Grad list posted (with random numbers for Grad ticket purchases): TBC
  • Grad tickets on sale: TBC
  • Deadline for off-campus courses (to Ms Rothwell) to qualify for grad: May 19th
  • Baby photos for grads: TBC
  • Final grad list posted: TBC
  • Final day for Grad name changes: TBC
  • Last day to purchase Grad tickets: TBC
  • Mandatory Grad rehearsal & grad group photo: TBC
  • Yearbook pick-up: mid-October 2020

Graduation Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in graduation activities, Bellerose students must meet the requirements for an Alberta high school diploma by the end of June of their Grade 12 year. Students must have completed, or be enrolled in and passing, sufficient courses to meet all diploma requirements, including a minimum of 100 credits. Students who wish to have independent study or off-campus courses as part of the qualifications must provide documentation of course registration.

  • Students should ensure they are registered in the appropriate courses to meet the requirements.
  • Students should ensure they will be able to earn sufficient credits to meet the minimum 100 credits.
  • Off-campus course form (remember to submit this in time!)



No tickets are required for the morning ceremony and you may bring as many guests as you like. The ceremony is approximately two hours longs, and the doors will open for general seating at 9:15 am. Grads must be lined up by 9:30 am.

  • We will let you know what time you should arrive.
  • There is no cost/no ticket required and you may bring as many guests as you would like.
  • The list of students eligible to graduate will be posted in the BCHS main office, and is updated regularly.
  • Students are required to pay a commencement fee. This fee will cover the cost of the Shaw Conference Centre, gown rental, certificate in a BCHS graduation folder and a pin. The ICON Photography sitting fee is separate from the grad fee invoice.
  • Gowns will be distributed from the school three or four days prior to the commencement, so students may have the gowns for picture-taking.
  • All gowns must be returned at the conclusion of the ceremonies to a specified area of the Shaw Conference Centre. The cap and the tassel are souvenirs for the student to keep.


Banquet and Dance

Tickets are required for the banquet and dance. The doors will open at 5 pm and the program will begin at 6 pm. The Shaw Conference Centre has implemented a new seating policy: tables of fewer than eight and over 11 will not be allowed. Table seatings must be in groups of 8, 9, or 10, so tables of fewer than eight will be merged.
  • The dance will be held following the banquet. The order of events includes: toasts and speeches, grad song, dinner, historians and slide show, grand march and then the dance.
  • Tickets are sold in the front office. Students may purchase as many tickets as their family requires; one full table is 10 tickets. The cost (per ticket) is TBA.
  • Banquet tickets can only be purchased after all school fees have been paid. This includes the return of all outstanding library and textbooks.

Map of Tables at the Shaw Conference Centre:
Grad Table MapGrad table mapGrad Table Map

Staff Volunteers

  • Grad Co-ordinator: Ms. Leighton
  • Alberta Education Diploma Qualification Tracking: Ms. Rothwell
  • Caps & Gowns: Mrs. Hologroski
  • Clerical Support: Mrs. Beres, Mrs. Corcoran, Mrs. Glewinski, Mrs. Hofmann, Mrs. Hologroski, Mrs. Johnson, Ms. Kelly, Mrs. Robinson
  • Graduation Ceremony: Mrs. Bucyk, Ms. Leighton
  • Morning Commencements: Ms. Leighton
  • Music: Mr. Lindbeck
  • Printing & Grad Programs: Mrs. Glewinski
  • Ticket Sales: Mrs. Beres, Mrs. Glewinski, Mrs. Hofmann, Mrs. Hologroski
Bellerose Composite High School