Grad Information

Grad Newsletter - March 2021

Here is the latest Grad 2021 news

UPDATE - Grad's of 2020

Please read this letter for more information.


Icon Studios have graciously offered their studios for grads to have their photos done there.  They are located at 176 Kaska Road, right here in Sherwood Park.  Please call them directly to schedule an appointment at 780-449-3558.

Each grad booking will receive a confirmation email after booking as well as the day before their appointment. They will also receive details on our COVID safety protocols.

Message from Icon:

**Grads please know that with COVID we are unable to safely sanitize hats so we will not be doing any portraits with grad caps unless you have your own that you can bring along.

What does my grad fee cover?

Grad Fee Package of $110.00 (GST of $5.24 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  $30

- Purchase of Grad Cap/Tassel  $10

- Grad Mug  $10

- Diploma Cover and Insert  $20

- 2 Ceremony Tickets for Mom/Dad  $10

- 1 Official Ceremony Photo  n/c

- Copy of Grad Composite  n/c

- Carnation at the Grad Mass  n/c

This must be paid before Grad photos are taken.  It is a "package deal" as we order early in the school year.  If for some reason, ABJ is unable to host the cap and gown ceremony, the only part that will be refunded is the 2 Ceremony Tickets for Mom/Dad-$10. 


Check Grade 12 Google Classroom for information regarding :

  • Voting on the 2021 Grad theme
  • Google Sheets where you can add your height and weight for Grad Gowns
  • Add your name as you would like it to appear on the grad diploma insert



High School Valedictorian Criteria

Grad Class of 2021

 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 April 21, 2021 and the successful candidate will be notified no later than May 1, 2021.