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Graduation Information

Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, June 5th
Ceremony starts 6:45 (Students arrive 5:30)

Chandos Pattison Auditorium (Pacific Academy)
10238 168th Street
Surrey, BC V4N 1Z4

Please arrive with your cap and gown on. Men, please wear a dress shirt and tie with dress pants and black shoes.  Ladies, dress is best.  You will be wearing your gown for the whole evening so no need for formal wear. Check to make sure you have your red/white V Stole and the tassel on your cap.
You will receive your gowns at the rehearsal June 4th at Semiahmoo.

Please have your parent fill out the Parent Message Form and the Ticket Request form and return to Ms. Ellis ASAP.

Each student receives 3 complimentary tickets and then 2 more for $5 each 
while quantities last. We have 350 students
in the grad class this year so there will not be many extra tickets.  

We will be livestreaming the ceremony so friends and family who cannot come will still be able to see your commencement.

Parent Message 2019.pdf
Request for Tickets 2019.pdf

Grad Dinner Dance

Where : Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver.  BC Ballroom

When : Saturday, June 15th, 2019.  Doors open at 6pm.  Dinner at 7pm.  Until midnight.

Cost : $120

Guest passes will be available April 17, due in the office by April 26th

Table reservation forms also available April 17th

Forms for tables of up to 10, completed in alpha order by last name, must accompany full payment for the table in cash or cheque (payable to Semiahmoo Secondary School), with approved guest passes. 

Ticket sales : May 1st to 10th, at lunch, in room 219.  One representative per table reservation form and full payment.  




Students in BC must complete Grad Transitions, a series of assignments in order to graduate.

For more information about Grad Transitions or what your student needs Ms. Kelly Burwash

Below are the documents for the three components. Please feel free to download these and get started right away.



CAREER AND LIFE - to be presented at one on one interview

Career Life Transition Plan 2018-19.pdf






There are a variety of options for students of all ages to complete secondary school or its equivalent and to meet their individual needs.

There are two distinct graduation programs leading to a Graduation Certificate:

Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) - The Graduation Program Adult Education Graduation Program (Adult Dogwood)

Students also have an opportunity to meet their educational goals through:

School Completion Certificate Program
General Educational Development (GED) Certificate (Secondary School Equivalency Certificate)

Below you will find links to information regarding the graduation program as well as information regarding

school graduation celebrations.


New student aid grants support in-demand occupations

Training / Funding


Two new student grants - including expansion of the BC Loan Forgiveness Program to more occupations - will support education and training programs that lead to in-demand careers.


The BC Loan Forgiveness Program is being expanded to include more health and other specialized occupations. New health occupations include ultrasonography and medical laboratory technologists. Specialized occupations working with children in public facilities include audiologists and speech-language pathologists.


Other changes to the BC Loan Forgiveness Program include ensuring that recipients work a minimum of 400 hours per year at a public health facility in an underserved or designated community or school district for five years, instead of three. After five years, the outstanding B.C. portion of their student loan will be paid in full. Recipients working between 100-399 hours per year will still be eligible; however, their B.C. student loan will be forgiven by a prorated amount.


The new BC Completion Grant for Graduates program provides $500 to help students reduce their B.C. student loan after they complete programs that support in-demand occupations. Examples would be mechanical engineering or business administration. Graduates can apply for the grant starting April 1, 2015.


The annual cost of the Loan Forgiveness Program and the BC Completion Grant for Graduates is approximately $2.5 million each for a total of $5 million.

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Financial Aid Glossary.doc
Process Organization Grid-US Semi.doc
websites list.DOC
Career and Life Transition Plan.pdf
Physical activity 150 minutes per week.pdf
Gradletter .pdf
Scholarship Handbook 2016 2017.doc
External Scholarships October 2016.pdf
External Scholarships May - August 2017.pdf
Scholarship Handbook 2016 2017.pdf
Parent comment letter home.docx
Parent comment letter home.pdf
Career  Life Transition Plan 2017-18.pdf
External Scholarships 2017-2018 to January 2018.pdf
Gradletter 1.docx
Gradletter 1.pdf
External Scholarships Oct - Dec 2017.docx
Grad Newsletter 2017 December.pdf
Parent Message 2019.pdf
 Grad Planner
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