Grad Information

Tentative Schedule of Events

Please note that all times listed are subject to change. We will be working within the general time frames as occurred for last year's event. As times are finalized, they will be shared with the Graduates and Families within the Grade Level Google Classroom, on this website and in the Weekly SWAG. 


Save the Date!


Grad 2023 Sunday May 28th


Grads Arrive at Edmonton Convention Center to meet in designated location and to line up

Doors open to Guests for Mass and Commencement Ceremonies Seating


Entrance of Grad Class

Mass and Commencements begin

Doors closed to event. No late entry/Early Exit

2:00pm -6:30pm Students collect any items required and leave venue for family organized activities
6:00pm Doors open to Evening Event Hall at Edmonton Convention Center
6:30pm Grads to arrive to be lined up for Grad March
7:00pm -12:00am Grad March, Evening Program and Dance to Follow

Grad Gowns and Suits!

Please note the dates and locations for Gowns4Grads. A service that provides Free Dresses and Suits for Graduates. 



What does my grad fee cover?

Grad Fee Package of $100.00 (GST of $4.76 included):

- Sitting Fee for Grad Picture $30 (The sitting fee is to be deducted from the grad's photo order from ICON)

- Purchase of Grad Gown/Stole  

- Purchase of Grad Cap/Tassel  

- Grad Mug

- Diploma Cover and Insert  

- Individual copy of Grad Composite  


This must be paid before Grad photos are taken.  It is a "package deal" as we order early in the school year.  

Student Graduation Committee

Students who are interested in being on the Graduation Planning Committee will begin meeting on Tuesday September 27th at lunch in Room 234. The Grad Committee meet every other Tuesday. 

High School Valedictorian Criteria

Grad Class of 2023

 The Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School Valedictorian shall be the student with the highest overall academic standing in his/her graduating year.


First consideration is the student must have been registered in Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School, as full-time student (as per Alberta Education) for at least 2 years,  and is in good standing as a student who is compliant with school expectations.

 Secondly, the student has achieved a minimum 85% in Religion 35.

 Thirdly, In Grade 12, the student’s overall average for the following courses will be used to calculate the highest overall average (calculated to 0.1):

  • English 30 -1 / French Language Arts 30-1
  • Social Studies 30-1 / Etudes sociales 30-1
  • Math 30-1 / Math 30-2
  • One of: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30 or Science 30

 Marks will be calculated as of May 1, 2023 and the successful candidate will be notified no later than May 8, 2023.

ABJ Grad Wear


Please pop by to the front office to pick up your order. Stay tuned for the second round of ordering!


Grads! You may now order your grad wear. Please see attached for the design and color options, sizing charts and pricing. You will order your grad wear using the form under the parent's "Grad Name Tab", in the fee portion of the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Please make sure you submit and PAY FOR YOUR ORDER otherwise, your order will not be processed. 

A second order will take place in February.


Grad Items

Sizing Charts

Order Forms

Parent Information Meeting


Thank you for the amazing turn out for our parent Grad Meeting on Tuesday October 25th.  Please ensure your child has signed up for the Grade 12 Google Classroom for more announcements. Please see the linked presentation for the information covered at the meeting. To access, simple click on the presentation graphic. 


Grad Photos

Grad Photo Bookings are now available!

These will be booked on your own time at ICON Experience Photography at 176 Kaska Road.

Instructions to book:

    • Go to:
    • Click on: Book Now
    • Select Event: ICON Studio Portraits
    • Select Service: ABJ Grad portraits (30 min)
    • Select: Date and Time


  • Please note, there is no Sitting Fee due. This cost was included in school grad fees paid
  • ICON will supply caps and gowns at the studio.
  • For information on what to wear and FAQ’s, visit:
  • Dates are available starting on November 8, 2022. 
  • ***Please have these complete by January 30, 2023***

Grad rings and other things

Don't forget to order your Grad Ring!

Stop by the office for a catalogue, or shop online at

Please see the message below from our Jostens Rep!

Hello Archbishop Jordan HS grads,

Have a listen to the video to find out information about your grad ring and apparel options.

Don't forget to follow me on Instagram to win monthly prizes @jostensabgrad

Kalay please click here to view your personalized video

Celebrate the moments that matter.


Angela Moore

Your Graduation Specialist