Who is Eligible to Participate?
Grade 12 students who are in good standing and in a position to graduate at the conclusion of the 2023-24 school year are eligible to participate in graduation-related events. Prior to participating in events, each student and a parent/guardian will be required to sign a Grad Activities Contract to acknowledge that they are aware of student expectations during the different gradation events. A standard grad fee will be assessed to all students and costs will be associated with certain events.
Each Grade 12 student will be assessed a grad fee on Student/Parent Connect. The fee includes the cost of the grad cap and gown, and other miscellaneous costs incurred through the hosting of gradation-related events. The graduation fee is typically set at approximately $45 and must be paid for in order for a student to participate in any grad-related events and receive their grad gown. The final amount of the grad fee will be set as costs are established.
Grad Boat Cruise
A Grad Boat Cruise is scheduled for Tuesday, September 26, 2023. Tickets to this semi-formal event will cost approximately $110 and will be on sale during September 12-15. The ticket cost includes bus transportation to and from the school to the cruise dock, dinner on board the ship and dancing. Students who wish to participate must submit the Grad Activities Contract and have resolved all other outstanding student fees.
The Snowball Dance is happening on Tuesday, February 6th from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Tickets include dinner, photo booth and other displays, DJ, and dance, dance, dance!
Grad photos are taken by Artona Studios. Photos will take place at North Delta Secondary school between February 8-18, 2024. A studio trailer will be set up in the back parking lot of the school and students should arrive for their scheduled appointment time. Appointments are booked online through the Artona website.
Red Carpet & Grad Banquet
The Red Carpet and Grad Banquet are scheduled for Friday, May 24, 2024. The Red Carpet event takes place at the front of the school. Family and friends are invited to watch their graduating student walk the red carpet wearing their formal wear. This is an optional event and there is no cost for students to participate in this event. Students are expected to arrange their own transportation to the school for this event.
The Grad Banquet follows the Red Carpet Event. All grads who choose to participate in this event will be transported by bus to and from the grad banquet. The Grad Banquet is an optional event and the cost to participate will be announced closer to the date. The ticket cost will include bus transportation to and from the Banquet, a grad class photo, dinner and dancing.
Grad 2024 After Party (Dry Grad)
The After Party happens after the school graduation dinner banquet, which is planned separately. The graduating classes of Burnsview, Delview, North Delta, and Sands attend the after party at the North Delta Recreation Centre from 11:30pm Friday, May 24, 2024 – 5:00am Saturday, May 25, 2024.
Grads will enjoy a night of fun, food, prizes, and entertainment in the company of their graduating friends. It allows grads to celebrate in a safe and fun environment, with the activities going until the wee hours of the morning! Please click HERE for more details.
The Valedictory Ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 7:00pm. This is a formal event where graduating students ‘cross the stage’. Graduating students will wear a cap and gown that they will receive from the school in the weeks leading up to the event. A limited number of tickets will be available to family and friends to attend this event. This is an optional event. The cost for students to participate in this event are included in their Graduation Fee that was assessed earlier in the school year on Student/Parent Connect.