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The Certificate of School Completion may be awarded to students with a significant cognitive disability who meet the qualification criteria listed below. Certificates will be generated using student information in PASI upon nomination by the principal or assistant principal of the school.

Qualification criteria

  • The student, due to a significant cognitive disability, is not able to achieve any of the following certificates or diplomas:
    • Alberta High School Diploma
    • Diplôme d’études secondaires de l’Alberta
    • High School Equivalency Diploma
    • Diplôme d’équivalence d’études secondaires
    • Certificate of High School Achievement (Knowledge and Employability)
    • Certificat de réussite d’études secondaires (Connaissances et employabilité)
  • The student has worked toward goals and objectives in their individualized program plan/instructional support plan.
  • By the end of the nomination school year, the nominee has been a student for at least 12 years (and is 17 years of age or older by March 1 of the nomination year).
  • The school year in which the nomination is being submitted is the student’s last year of school programming.
  • The student’s registration in PASI usually includes one of the following special education codes at the time of school completion: 41, 43, 44, 52.

For further information regarding student eligibility for the certificate, contact Learner Supports. For contact information, see Appendix 1.

In order for students who have achieved a Certificate of School Completion to receive their certificate at the end of their last school year, submit nominations into PASI after March 31. If a student requires a certificate earlier, email [email protected].