• Graduation
    Dear Parents:
    It's hard to believe, but this school year is quickly coming to an end, and your student will graduate on Thursday, June 4, 2015.  Months of careful planning go into this important annual event, and the Collegiate Academy staff takes pride in providing a graduation ceremony worthy of the impressive senior class.  Please lend your support to the decorum of our graduation ceremony by leaving small children at home and maintaining a respectful silence as each student crosses the stage.  This courtesy ensures that each student’s name is heard, and he or she is afforded that special moment of recognition.
    Below is important information about Graduation.
    DATE:    Thursday, June 9, 2016
    PLACE:   Bayfront Convention Center
    TIME:    6:00 p.m. Doors to the hall will open at 5:30 p.m. Parking is limited and traffic can be congested, please plan accordingly.
    Graduation Expenses
    The cost of the cap and gown is $30.00.
    Honor stoles, if applicable, may be purchased for $15.00.
    Cash or check is due in the office by Thursday, May 14, 2015.
    Caps and gowns were ordered last fall.  Unless you notified our office last fall that you did not need to purchase these items new, payment will be expected.
    Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal
    At the beginning of graduation, we process together to our assigned seats, and at the end of the ceremony, we recess out together, so it is important to practice together!
    Thursday, June 9, 9:00–11:30 a.m., at the Bayfront Convention Center.We cannot begin until ALL STUDENTS ARRIVE! So the start and end time could change based on late arrivals!
    All students must attend rehearsal, or they will not be permitted to attend graduation.
    Professional Attire
    Gentlemen – Dark dress pants, dark dress shoes, shirt and tie
    Ladies – dresses or dress pants and shirt, dark dress shoes
    Absolutely not permitted: flip-flops, sneakers, jeans, t-shirts, or shorts.
    Caps must be worn flat on top of head, not at a slant.  Bobby pins may be needed!
    Please Note:
    • No gum, food, or drink of any kind.
    • Seniors must report by 5:15 to the Bayfront Convention Center.
    • Students may not carry bookbags, purses, or any other items into the facility.
    Up to six (6) tickets will be available per student at no cost. Please do not have other family members call for tickets.  We will distribute tickets only through student and custodial parent(s). Additional tickets cost $5 each.
    Please call us at 874-6300 to tell us the number of tickets you need as soon as possible.
    Admission is by ticket only. Please explain to your family members and friends that a graduation announcement is not a ticket for commencement.
    Areas for graduates, faculty, and honored guests will be designated. 
    There will be no additional reserved seating.
    The graduates’ processional will begin precisely at 6:00 p.m.  Latecomers will not be seated until all seniors have taken their seats.
    At graduation a professional picture will be taken of each student during the ceremony.Please do not leave your seat to take photos.The lobby is available for pictures after graduation. Use this link to Inter-State Studio to order photographs. The password is NWCA2015. A professional photographer will also videotape commencement exercises, and the DVD will be available for purchase. The cost for the video is $10.00 and must be pre-ordered and pre-paid by Tuesday, June 9.
    Senior Days
    Any senior who participates in any type of skip day, or who has an unexcused absence in the month of May, will not be eligible to participate in Senior Days.  Collegiate Academy does not sanction any type of skip day, and we ask parents for their support in this matter.