Class of 2024 - Graduation Details and Important Dates

Cap and Gown Pickup and Guest Tickets:

  • Date: Thursday, May 23rd
  • Location: Cafeteria, immediately after school
  • Each senior can receive up to 7 guest tickets; seniors do not need a ticket.
  • Additional tickets may be requested if available.
  • Every guest must present a ticket at the graduation ceremony.
Senior Awards Ceremony and Graduation Practice (ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY):
  • Date: Wednesday, June 12th, starts at 12:30pm followed by graduation practice until approximately 5:00pm.
 Graduation Ceremony:
  • Date: Saturday, June 15th
  • Location: Rauner YMCA outdoor field, ceremony starts at 5:00pm; guests can arrive from 4:00pm onwards.
  • Back-up Date: In case of inclement weather, graduation will be held on June 16th. Please save both dates
 Day of Graduation:


  • Seniors must be dropped off at IHSCA by 3:00pm, must arrive wearing their cap and gown.
  • A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Graduation Attire:


  • Wear comfortable shoes; high heels are not recommended.
  • Caps can be decorated but must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Decorations must lay flat and not make noise; no 3D objects allowed. 



  • Limited parking available at the Rauner YMCA; permission to park on Western Ave will be arranged with the Chicago Police Department. 

Photos and Balloons Policy:


  • Families are asked to remain seated during the ceremony.
  • Professional photographer will be present; photos will be available for free download later.
  • Balloons must remain in the car until after the ceremony. 



  • Pickup at IHSCA between June 24th and June 28th.
  • Ensure all fees are paid, laptops and library books are returned, and sports jerseys are turned in if student participated in a school sport. 

We look forward to celebrating this special occasion with you all.




Delta Cervantes, Principal