A student eligible to be termed "graduand" and to take part in graduation exercises must meet the following criteria:
- the student must have been in attendance and received marks from Pigeon Lake Regional School for either the first semester, second semester, or both.
- the student must be registered in and have passing marks by May 1 in the courses required to achieve an Alberta High School Diploma. Students must have all assignments submitted for marking by May 1.
- students must have completed 60% of the course by May 1
- the students shall be expected to carry a minimum course load (75%) to be eligible to graduate (some exceptions may apply after meeting with Administration and the Career Counsellor).
- the student registered in a Special Project must show the school that the project is 60% completed by May 1.
- the student registered in Work Experience must have completed 60% of the hours required by May 1.
- in order for student write ups and photo to appear in the yearbook, grade 12 students must meet the requirements above.
The valedictorian will be selected using the highest average mark based on the following courses:
- 30-1 English,
- 30-1 Social Studies,
- the highest marks in three other 30 level academic courses
- Math 31, Math 30-1, Math 30-2, and any 30 Level Sciences
Only regularly programmed courses offered and completed within the school (PLRS) are to be considered when determining valedictorian eligibility.
The aggregate marks shall be determined using the marks indicated on the last reporting period prior to the graduation ceremony, and/or the final blended marks of these same diploma courses previously completed (e.g., a students marks of 91, 86, 93 and 85 results in an overall aggregate mark of 444).
In the event of a tie, each of these students shall be offered the opportunity to deliver the valedictorian address.
Only those students registered at PLRS prior to December 1 of the graduating school year shall be considered to be eligible for the honour of valedictorian.
The Principal has the authority to withdraw the honour of the valedictorian from any student who demonstrates a less than acceptable ethical, moral or responsible character.