Graduation Information

Graduation Caps in the Air

Baccalaureate: A Moment Worth Experiencing

Baccalaureate is a tradition that stems from England in the mid-1400s, where graduates from the prestigious Oxford University gathered to reflect upon their educational journey. While it was originally a religious ceremony, in the United States it has evolved into a non-denominational service where graduates are able to reflect upon their thirteen-year journey in one of their last moments together as a class.


Graduation day itself is a very full day, full of emotions and events, and attended by thousands of family and friends. Because graduation is often a whirlwind which is over before we even realize it has begun, baccalaureate becomes a time where students can more solemnly experience what it means to be a graduate in an uplifting and personalized ceremony. It is truly a moment in their lives that cannot be recreated, and all graduates and their families are encouraged to attend. 


Please join us for Baccalaureate on Sunday, May 19th, at 1:00 pm in the GHS Auditorium.


Tickets are not required, but seating is limited. Families are encouraged to attend this meaningful event.


Graduation Rehearsal
Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 7:00 AM in Tiger Stadium.
NOTE: If you are not at rehearsal and on time, you may NOT participate in the ceremony.

Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM in Tiger StadiumGraduates will report to their assigned classrooms no later than 6:15 PM.


Appropriate Attire for Graduation

  • Gown, Stole, Cap & Tassel (Required) – All items are available for purchase through Jostens. Their phone number is 480-756-0555. You can also order online at
  • May 3rd - Jostens Senior Cap & Gown Delivery (10:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Counseling Office)
  • Caps may not be altered in any manner. Bring bobby pins for your cap if necessary.
  • Gentlemen – Shirt, slacks, socks and dress shoes required. No jeans or shorts are permitted.
  • Ladies – Dresses or blouse and slacks, and dress shoes required. No jeans or shorts are permitted.
  • Students dressed inappropriately will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.


Additional Information

  • Seniors, it is important for you to: Keep your grades up, attend classes, clear yourself through the Bookstore, Library, Athletics and Music (uniforms), complete all discipline assignments and online classes, and participate in the mandatory graduation rehearsal in the morning of May 23, 2019.


  • Professional photographs will be taken as you receive your diploma cover, courtesy of


  • Both sides of the stadium will be open for seating parents, relatives and friends. Limited handicapped seating will also be available on the track, please call Denise at 480-497-0177 ext 6515 for tickets.



  • Students with inappropriate objects (balloons, beach balls, signs, noisemakers, etc.) in their possession will have the object confiscated and/or the student will be removed from the ceremony.


  • Students seeking to disrupt the ceremony in any way will be removed by Gilbert Police and Security.


  • Students in possession, smelling of/or under the influence of alcohol, drugs, etc., may not participate in the ceremony and will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action in accordance with District policy.


Please note: The Senior Class has requested that no noisemakers be used at their graduation ceremony. Names of fellow students cannot be heard because of noisemakers.

Thank you for supporting their request.


Important Dates to Remember


April 13th - Prom (8 pm to 11 pm)  SoHo63 in Downtown Chandler
May 2nd - Honor Awards Ceremony 8 am in GHS Auditorium
May 3rd - Jostens Senior Cap & Gown Delivery (10:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Counseling Office)
May 6th - Yearbook Distribution (4th/5th hour lunches)
May 6th - 17th - AP Testing
May 17th - 21st - Senior Final Exams
May 19th - Baccalaureate in the Auditorium
May 20th - Senior Finals - A, 2nd, 4th, 6th hrs
May 21st - Senior Finals - A, 1st, 3rd, 5th hrs
May 21st - Senior Banquet (6 pm) Also, last day of school for Seniors
May 22nd - Senior Preparation Day (Pay fines/Bookstore clearance)
May 23rd - Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal (7 am at Tiger Stadium)
May 23rd - Graduation Ceremony at 7 pm (Seniors arrive @6:15 pm to assigned rooms)



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