The KEY Study Guides

Vegreville Composite High School with Castle Rock Research has arranged for students to receive a special discount on study guides for grades 3-12 in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.

These print and digital resources are aligned to the Alberta curriculum, and are all updated to reflect the 2023-24 curriculum. They are a great support for all students, including those taking finals, diploma exams and PATs this spring.

Check out the options and visit to place your order now through Friday, March 8. Orders will be individually packaged and shipped to the school for pick up later in the month.

The KEY Study Guides, $25.00 per copy ($34.99 retail)                                

- Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies editions have been updated for the 2023-2024 school year

- New Pre-Test/Post-Test sections (Pre-Tests assess skills from the previous grade, Post-Tests reflect course content in which students must demonstrate proficiency)

- Grade 12 Math and Science resources have been updated to include questions from recently released Diploma exams.

Student Notes and Problems (SNAP) Workbooks, $25.00 per copy ($34.99 retail)

Instructional content, practice exercises and unit assessments covering the breadth and depth of select Science and Mathematics courses.

Problem Solved and Class Notes, $17.00 per copy ($24.95 retail)

All of the questions from the respective SNAP workbooks are presented along with the detailed solutions. Included are excerpts that focus students on the explanatory notes for each topic.

SOLARO – $25.00 for an annual student license ($200 retail)

  • 1-year access to up to 10 courses across grades 3-12 in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies, available on any desktop, laptop or mobile browser.
  • Offers more courses than are available in print, 10x the practice questions compared to print, plus tests and additional study tools

Grad Requirements

Curious about Alberta High School Diploma Requirements

Diploma Requirements:

  • 15 credits in senior English
  • 15 credits in senior Social Studies
  • 10 credits in Math (minimum Math 20-3)
  • 10 credits Science (minimum Science 24)
  • 3/5 credits in CALM 20
  • 3 credits in Physical Education
  • 10 other credits at the 30 level
  • 38 other credits
  • Minimum 100 total credits

Certificate of Achievement Requirements:

  • English 20-2 or 30-4
  • Social 20-2 or 20-4
  • Math 24 or 20-4
  • Science 24 or 20-4
  • Physical Education 10
  • Career and Life Management
  • 10 credits Work Experience or RAP or Green Certificate
  • Minimum 80 total credits

If you have any concerns regarding your graduation progress, please contact Ms. Sydor for more information.



Diploma Exam result statements are now available through myPass

Students will now need to retrieve their exam results through myPass—a self‑service website for high school students. Result statements for Diploma Exams are now be available exclusively online using myPass. Printed results statements will no longer be mailed.

How to use myPass (

In addition, the Statement of Courses and Marks has been replaced with the Detailed Academic Report (DAR), which is also available exclusively online using myPass.

myPass enables high school students to:

  • access their Results Statement;
  • view their demographic information;
  • view their DAR;
  • view their progress toward their diploma or certificate; and
  • order and pay for a transcript.

Specific information on how to sign up for myPass will be provided to all students who write diploma examinations. 

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