The countdown to Graduation is on!

This is an exciting time for our Seniors and their families, but we know that with so many events there are a lot of details to keep straight. We hope this page answers any lingering questions you may have.

Please take a few moments to review and note that some events are mandatory; if a student fails to complete a mandatory requirement, he or she will not be permitted to walk across the stage at Graduation.

Important dates

The following dates are important for Seniors and their parents/guardians. All activities that are mandatory to walk at Graduation are marked as required. Please note that Seniors only need to attend one Senior Retreat to complete the mandatory requirement.

You can download the print-friendly version of the dates below — click the button to view and download!

March 1, 2024

Senior Banner Orders Due

Required

March 5, 2024

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Required

March 6, 2024

Trip to Washington, D.C.

Required

March 22, 2024

Senior T-Shirt Day

Required

April 24, 2024

Senior T-Shirt Day

Required

April 29, 2024

April 29–May 3

Graduation Items Pick-up

Required

May 1, 2024

College T-Shirt Day

Required

Students should wear a T-shirt or sweatshirt from the college they plan to attend for the photo. Seniors are permitted to wear their college shirt with their normal uniform bottom for the entire day.

May 7, 2024

5:30–7:00 p.m.

Carroll Scholars Reception

Required

May 9, 2024

5:30–8:30 p.m.

Seniors of St. Joseph Program Dinner

Required

May 17, 2024

Last Day of Classes for Seniors

Required

May 17, 2024

Senior T-Shirt Day

Required

May 22, 2024

8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Senior Awards Ceremony & Graduation Rehearsal

Required

May 23, 2024

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Baccalaureate Mass & Senior Sunset Social

Required

May 25, 2024

10:00 a.m.

Graduation

Required

Senior Family Gift

The Senior Family Gift is a unique fundraising initiative that allows each family to make a lasting impact on our beloved school before our Seniors graduate this upcoming May. This year, the funds raised will support a physical campus project and contribute to the Fund for John Carroll, the School's annual fund. The project opportunities that have been identified by the School are small yet crucial ways our school needs refurbishment: a new water fountain in the Music Wing, a new water fountain and bottle filler on the first floor, or new tables in the Learning Commons.

Our goal is for every Senior family to make a gift of just $60. We believe that this modest contribution, when combined, will create a significant impact.

Graduation

Graduation will take place on Saturday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. in the APGFCU Arena at HCC.

Tickets will be made available in early Spring. Students will receive 10 printed tickets for their guests at End-of-Year Pick-up between April 29 and May 3. All guests must present their ticket at the entrance, and underclassmen should show their student ID for admission.

Graduation Requirements

The following reasons may result in a diploma being held. Please email the respective faculty member with concerns and questions.

In accordance with school policy, any Senior who fails a course for the year or fails to meet any other graduation requirement will not receive a diploma at Graduation. A one-semester course must also receive a passing grade. A diploma will be conferred after the failures have been made up in summer school. We do, however, encourage the student and the parents to take part in the Graduation ceremony even though the diploma will not be granted at that time. Only the student who is not receiving his/her diploma would be aware of that fact as all students receive the same diploma cover.

ISSUE
EMAIL

Academic failure

If a student fails one or two classes (year-long or semester) he/she will be permitted to participate in graduation activities (Baccalaureate, Graduation) but would not receive a diploma until completion of an approved summer school class at a community college. There are no summer school courses for Seniors at The John Carroll School.​

Failure to complete 55 service hours by March 24

Outstanding loaned class materials

Textbooks, athletic equipment and/or sports uniform

Tuition obligations

Inappropriate behavior and discipline

Failure to successfully complete Senior English Term Paper

Have more questions?

Contact the appropriate faculty member for the events below, or review the Senior Parent Information Night slideshow from the January 18 meeting.

EVENT/TOPIC
EMAIL

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Senior Trip to Washington, D.C.

Service Requirements

Senior Retreat

Baccalaureate

Senior Awards

Graduation

Scholarship resources