Review the procedure for ordering prom tickets

Grad Honor Criteria

Application forms are due in the office by Monday, May 7, to be considered for this recognition.


  1. Great Distinction:  Average over 90% including:
    • ELA 30-1 or FLA 30-1 (min 65%)
    • 2 grade 12 academic courses (min 65%)
    • 2 other grade 12 level courses
  2. Distinction:  Average over 85% including:
    • ELA 30-1 or FLA 30-1 (min 65%)
    • 2 grade 12 academic courses (min 65%)
    • 2 other grade 12 level courses
  3. Honours:  Average over 80% including:
    • ELA 30-1 or 30-2 (min 60%)
    • one other grade 12 academic course (min 60%)
    • 3 other grade 12 level courses.

GRAD 2018

We are in the midst of preparation for Ecole Foothills Composite High School/Alberta High School of Fine Arts 2018 Grade 12 Graduation. The following information outlines the upcoming activities and important dates. Information will be updated as it is made available.

Graduation Photos

Graduation photos have taken place on February 9 - 11, 2018. If you missed this opportunity and would still like to get grad photos you may contact the Lifetouch Studio at 403-255-5440  to make an appointment at their Calgary studio.  Sitting fee is $40.00. Students who do not wish to purchase a package are asked to still book a sitting (no sitting fee), as these photos are used for the yearbook and wall composite.

Graduation Hoodies

Grad Hoodies are now available on-line in the FCHS school store for $39.99

Orders must be placed online by May 10 for the hoodies to arrive in a timely fashion. If you can't order online bring your choice, size, and cash/cheque to Mrs. Ascah by May 10.

Commencement Speaker Competition

Each year Grade 12 students in good academic standing are invited to nominate themselves or other deserving students of this honor to represent their class.   Students are required to create a mini speech and present it to committee of students and teachers. The committee will then choose the successful candidate. The school will announce when applications are being accepted and the process to be followed.

Graduation Fees

  • A fee will be charged to cover the cost of items such as gown and stole rental, cap and tassel purchase, facility rentals, all other rentals (chairs, sound, lights, etc), diplomas, diploma covers, programs, printing and other misc costs. 
  • This year's fee of $100 has been added to the graduates MW accounts. 
  • All outstanding fees, including the Grad Fee, must be paid in full online or at the school.
  • Students will not be permitted to purchase tickets to the Graduation Banquet and Dance if there are any unpaid school or grad fees.
  • Any concerns can be forwarded to Shauna Krauss, Business Manager or Mr. Vince Hunter, Principal at 403-938-6116.

Grade 12 Rehearsal for Graduation

  • All Grade 12 students should plan to attend the graduation rehearsal, Wednesday, 25 April  
  • Important last minute information will be shared, as well as ticket packages will be distributed
  • This rehearsal will take place during the school day
  • Graduates will be provided with breakfast or lunch and a group photo will be taken on the football field
  • The Graduation Ceremony will be held Friday, May 18th, 2018 at the Pason Centennial Arena, 204 Community Way, Okotoks, AB. T1S 2N3
  • This ceremony is a celebration of graduation for students who have met or are in the process of meeting all the requirements for graduation at EFCHS/AHSFA in this school year
  • Tickets for the ceremony are free
  • All guests must have a ticket for entry into the arena
  • Each graduate will receive 5 free guest tickets
  • To request extra tickets, arrange for accessible seating or any other requests,  please email

Graduation Prom Banquet and Dance

  • This event will be held at the BMO Center on the Stampede grounds (Calgary), Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Students are expected to arrive at 5:30 PM to prepare for the  Parade Of Graduates at approx. 6:15PM followed by a short program, then dinner at 7:00 PM followed by dancing
  • Tickets (incl. GST) are $93 per person. Grads are expected to pay this amount as well
    (This price covers the cost of venue rental, meal, disc jockey, and misc. costs)
  • Tickets will be on sale on Monday, April 16 at 1:00 PM – April 30th at 4:00 PM
    (This is a formal evening; we do not encourage families to bring younger children)
  • You will need your graduate’s 6-digit ID# to register
  • Tickets must be presented at the door
  • There is no limit on the number of tickets a family is able to purchase
  • All outstanding school fees, including the Grad Fee, must be paid in full before students will be permitted to purchase tickets to the Graduation Banquet and Dance
  • If you have fundraising dollars, you will see this total deducted on the payment page of the website from your total owing
  • If you would like to pre-pay your tickets before this date or you cannot purchase tickets online, you may arrange payment via cash, credit or debit by contacting Bonnie Ascah at for more information
  • Parking on the stampede grounds is $15.00 per vehicle


Fundraising Opportunities

  • In order to help lower the individual cost to families for graduation, grocery cards are offered for purchase. 
  • Sobeys/Safeway cards as well as, No Frills/Superstore cards are available.  These cards come in $25, $50 and $100 denominations. 
  • 8% of Sobeys/Safeway cards or 5% of No Frills/Superstore cards will be credited to your graduate’s account. The deadline for purchasing cards to receive credit for this year’s graduation is March 29, 2018. To order cards, please email
  • Credit can be used towards dinner tickets or your grad fee.