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2017 Graduation Events

Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, June 4, 2017

The 2017 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm in the Gymnasium at St. Croix Preparatory Academy.  2017 Seniors will each receive 10 tickets for family and friends to attend the Ceremony and Reception. Please return any unneeded tickets to the Upper School Office by Friday, May 26.  Seniors are to arrive in the Orchestra Room at 1:00 pm to dress in caps and gowns.

Commencement Reception
Sunday, June 4, 2017

A Pre-Ceremony Open House Reception, hosted by the SCPA Junior families, will be held in the Performing Arts Center beginning at 1:45 pm. Seniors and family and friend ticket holders are welcome to attend.

Commencement Practice
Friday, June 2, 2017

Senior practice for the Commencement Ceremony will be held in the SCPA gymnasium on Friday, June 2, 2017, from 10:30 am. – 12:30 pm.  All Seniors must attend.

Senior Dinner
Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Senior Dinner, for Seniors and their Parents, will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2017, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Event will take place at The Grand Banquet Hall, 301 2nd Street S, Stillwater, MN 55082.  Cost is $30 per person (qualifies for educational benefits). Reservations required on FeePay by Friday, May 19, 2017. Dress attire is suggested.

Senior Party
Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Senior Graduation Party (for Seniors only) will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2017 (following the Senior Dinner) from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am.  Event will take place aboard the Jubilee II at the St. Croix Boat & Packet Co., 525 South Main Street, Stillwater, MN 55082. A late night snack of gourmet sandwiches and decadent desserts will be served. Cost is $27.50 per Senior (qualifies for educational benefits). Reservations required on FeePay by Friday, May 19, 2017. Casual attire is suggested.

Senior Gift

It has become a tradition here at St. Croix Prep for the graduating class to give a small gift back to the school as a token of appreciation and gratitude. This year’s gift will be a beautifully framed group photo of all of the graduates along with a matting featuring each of their signatures. The gift will be displayed in the Upper School hallway. Each senior is asked to donate $5.00 toward this gift. Fee is required on FeePay by May 19, 2017.

Cap, Gown, Tassel & Announcement Orders

Packet information for caps, gowns, tassels, and Graduation Announcements will be distributed to Seniors. Orders will be due in January 2017.

Graduation Credit Requirements

Students in the 2017 graduating class are required to satisfy St. Croix Preparatory Academy’s graduation requirements.  Students must also take the GRAD components of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment in writing (Grade 9), reading (Grade 10), and math (Grade 11) in accordance with the Minnesota Department of Education regulations.

Commencement Photography

A professional photographer will be taking photographs during both the Commencement day events. Photographs will be available for purchase within two days of the Commencement Ceremony.

Commencement DVDs

Each Graduate will be given a copy of the Commencement ceremony as a gift from St. Croix Prep.  Additional DVDs may be ordered for $10 each and are available on FeePay until 4:00 PM, Tuesday, June 6, 2017.  All DVDs will be sent out within two weeks of the ceremony.