AB HS students affected by wildfire evacuations exempt from diploma exams


Alberta high school students affected by the ongoing wildfire evacuations will be exempt from writing their upcoming diploma exams, according to provincial officials. “This means that a student who has been displaced from a school as a result of the wildfires for 10 or more school days is automatically exempted from writing their diplomas this June, and not have it count against their final grades,” announced Colin Blair, Executive Director of the Alberta Emergency Management Agency. If a student is exempt from the diploma exam, their classroom mark alone will be used as the final grade; Blair added that if students do not want the exemption, they can write their exams in a different community this June or wait to write them until August.

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