Senior Graduation Class of 2022 Details!

Dear Class of 2022,

We are very proud of each one of our Seniors! Congratulations on making it to this point and closing a major chapter in your educational experience. Please review the following with your family to familiarize yourself with graduation details and expectations.

Graduation Ceremony:

Graduation is on Saturday, June 18th, at the Rauner YMCA outdoor field. The ceremony will begin at 5:00pm. Families can begin to arrive as early as 4:00pm. We will be providing light refreshments to our guests.

Backup Date Incase of Weather:

We will be having an outdoor graduation and we are prepared to have a backup date incase of severe weather. In case of bad weather, we will reschedule the graduation date to Sunday, June 19th. 

Senior Luncheon:

All seniors MUST be dropped off at IHSCA no later than 1:30pm for a senior luncheon and awards ceremony that will be held in the IHSCA cafeteria. ATTENDING THE LUNCHEON IS MANDATORY. Seniors should arrive with their cap and gown on. Our seniors will be provided with a light lunch and refreshments. The seniors will begin to lineup at the school by 4:30pm and we will walk together from the school to the Rauner YMCA to be ready for the commencement.

Graduation Attire:

All students must wear their cap and gown with comfortable shoes. Seniors have permission to decorate their caps. Caps must not be inappropriate and abide by the Student Code of Conduct. All decorations MUST lay FLAT on the cap. Your cap cannot make noise. No 3D objects can be placed on the cap.


There is limited parking in the Rauner YMCA. Families may also park in the lot of the Arturo Velasquez Westside Technical Institute which is right next to the Rauner YMCA. Public parking is available on Western in front of the school.

Photos and Balloons Policy

Families are asked to stay seated throughout the ceremony. Families must be thoughtful of others present and should not obstruct others view of the ceremony when taking pictures. We will have a professional photographer present and will be taking pictures. These pictures will be made available for you to download for free at a later date.

Balloons must stay in the car until after the ceremony is over.

Diplomas *  CHANGES MADE

Diplomas will need to be picked up at the school the following week. Families can come into school anytime between June 20th - June 24th from 9:00am - 3:00pm. In order to receive your diploma all seniors must return their school laptops, have passed all their classes, meet all credit requirements, and must be in good standing with school fees.  If there are difficulties with school fees our school will work with our families.

Graduation Practice:

Practice is on, Friday June 17th from 12:00pm – 2:45pm. Seniors will meet in the cafeteria immediately after school. Seniors that do not attend practice will not be able to participate in the graduation.

Cap and Gown Pickup and Tickets for Guests:

On Wednesday June 15th, seniors will receive their cap and gown and guest tickets in the cafeteria after school. Each student can receive up to a maximum of 7 tickets for guests. The senior student does not need a ticket. If there are tickets left over, students can request additional tickets. Every guest attending must present their ticket at the graduation.


Dr. Alonzo