Arlington Catholic High School Graduation

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To the Graduates and Parents of the AC Class of 2020,

I am so grateful that we are able to hold our commencement ceremony in St. Agnes Church and celebrate with you in person next Wednesday, July 29th. As Mr. Graceffa’s email explains, we will hold four ceremonies divided alphabetically. Attendance is restricted to the graduate and parents. The ceremony schedule will be:


Group A (Almeida-Doherty) at 9:30AM

Group B (Donahue-Keenan) at 10:30AM

Group C (Landaverde-Pisa) at 11:30AM

Group D (Poindexter-Young) at 12:30PM


Attached to this email you will find the complete group lists along with rules and guidelines that must be followed to ensure a safe, dignified, and memorable experience for all of our graduates. Please read everything carefully so that there is no confusion. Information about parking, seating, and entering/exiting the Church are included in the attached "Protocols" document.


If you do not see your graduate’s name listed in a group but plan to attend, I apologize and please let me know so that I can add him or her to the appropriate group.


Each ceremony will include a welcome and congratulatory message from the AC Administration and the conferral of diplomas to the graduates. Each graduate will have their name read, come forward to receive their diploma, and then have their picture taken. We expect this to last approximately 30 minutes per ceremony. 


Graduates are reminded to be dressed in their caps and gowns. A photographer from Geskus Photography will take a photograph of each graduate as they receive their diploma. We recommend that students be mindful of what they wear under their gowns as it may be visible in the picture (and don’t be afraid to iron that gown ahead of time!). 


Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this process. I look forward to seeing the smiling faces of the class of 2020 next week and to celebrating their commencement in person with them. I am so impressed with and proud of their resolve and commitment to this school community and to each other. 

And finally, please confirm that you have received this email, will be attending on Wednesday the 29th, and have read and understood the guidelines as they are presented by filling out this very brief Google Form. RSVP FORM  
With gratitude,
-John Balliro