Chinook Graduation Information

Chinook High School hosts two separate events; the Grad Gala and Convocation. Students will have the opportunity to celebrate completing 12 years of school at the Grad Gala Banquet and Dance, which will be held on Friday, May 8th at the University of Lethbridge. All grade 12 students are welcome to attend this event. Convocation Cap & Gown ceremonies will be held on Friday, June 19th at Chinook High School. Students who meet the requirements for an Alberta High School Diploma are welcome to participate in the Convocation Ceremony.

Grad Gala Banquet & Dance

Grad Gala Banquet and Dance

Friday, May 8th at the University of Lethbridge

Mix & Mingle: 4:30 p.m., Grads announced at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 7:10 p.m.

  • Cost per person $55
  • Program (speeches and recognitions)
  • Dance to follow for all Grade 12 students, families and guests


Friday, June 19th at Chinook High School

•Grade 12 students who have met the requirements to receive a high school diploma can participate.

•All students will receive 6 Convocation tickets free of charge.

Grad caps and gowns will be available for pick-up on one day only, Wednesday, June 17th from 8am-12 noon. You must pick up your cap and gown that day, no exceptions.

Each graduate will receive six tickets for convocation at the time of cap and gown pick-up. If you do not need all six tickets, please leave the unwanted tickets in the basket in the pick-up room so that those who do need extra tickets will be able to use those tickets.

Grads need to be at the school by 5:30 pm to line up alphabetically by advisor group. Convocation begins at 6:00 p.m.

All textbooks and library books must be returned in order to pick up the cap and gown. Please ensure all school fees have been paid as well.

CAP AND GOWN               

Please try on your cap and gown as soon as you receive it. If there are any issues, please let us know ASAP.  

Please iron your gown and the stole on low heat.

You do not need to return the cap, gown or stole. They are yours to keep.


How do I order? Images will be posted online and the site will be communicated to the grads through a proof system. Your 5x7 handshake picture will be mailed direct, along with an information piece guiding them to the location of all the rest of the images.

If any grad has not been photographed by Lifetouch and wishes to have access to the site, please contact Lifetouch with your current mailing address so you can be added to the mailing database. If Lifetouch doesn’t have a current address for you, your image will be available for pick-up from the Lifetouch office where it can be picked up in September.

* IMPORTANT - Proofs and packages will be sent to the address provided when graduates registered for their formal portrait sitting. If you did not have a formal sitting please call or email our office to provide shipping information prior to convocation day: or 403-255-5440.

If you have questions regarding your complimentary 5X7, additional orders or access to online ordering please call 1-800-505-9496.


Watch Chinook Convocation LIVE by following these steps: Go to and search Chinook High School. You will be able to watch the Convocation ceremonies by selecting the video that reads LIVE NOW. Convocation is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 19th.


Alberta Education does not mail out diploma exam results or diploma statements. All information will be available to students on the Alberta Education myPass system where you can view and print diploma exam result statements, order transcripts, as well as view and print detailed academic reports (DAR). If you have not already created your personal myPass account you must pick up information in the office to get started now.


Parking is extremely limited and we encourage you to carpool if at all possible. Please do not park on the roundabouts or medians as your vehicle will be towed.