Grad Information

Grad Photos!!!!

Please use the following link to access photos taken at ABJ Graduation!


ABJ Photos 2024

Missed the Grad Live Stream?

You can access the recording of the 2024 Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School Graduation here:

Commencement Photos

The 2024 Graduation Commencement Photos will be available via digital link by Friday June 7th. Please check back here or on the Google Classroom for links!

Tickets and Grad Package Handout

***Any outstanding Grad Packages can be picked up in the front office****

Frequently Asked Questions


All Grads will be called down on the morning of Tuesday May 14th to pick up their Grad Packages (Cap, Gown, Stole and Mug) as well as their Ceremony and Dance Tickets. 


On Wednesday May 8th we will be having a Grade 12 Assembly to discuss all of the Graduation Day procedures and answer any questions the Grads may have. Please send your Grads with any outstanding questions you have. 



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 2024 Sunday May 26th

9:45 am

Optional Smudge on Outdoor Balcony

10:15 am

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

11:00 am-2:00 pm

Entrance of Grad Class

Mass and Commencements begin

Doors closed to event. No late entry/Early Exit

2:00 pm -7:00 pm Students collect any items required and leave venue for family organized activities
7:00 pm

Doors open to Evening Event Hall at Edmonton Convention Center

7:30 pm Grads to arrive to be lined up for Grad March
7:45 pm -12:00am Grad March, Evening Program and Dance to Follow

Extra Commencement Ticket Release!

May 7th

Extra Commencement Ticket Requests have now been closed. Please note you will receive an email in the coming days if you have been given access to additional tickets. Thank you for your quick response!



We are pleased to announce that Extra Ceremony Tickets will be available for purchase. The Google Form will go live for entry at 9:00 am Monday May 6th and will close on Thursday May 9th at 12:00 pm.


Filling out the Google Form DOES NOT guarantee that you will receive extra tickets. 


Available tickets will be placed on your Powerschool account and must be paid by 

Monday May 13th at 12:00 pm.


You will receive an email if you have been allocated extra tickets.


Any tickets not paid for by this time will be released to other families for purchase.

Please note that we won't be releasing any extra Dance Tickets. 

Thank you!

Google Form Link

Ticket Information

*****ALL School Fees Must be paid in FULL prior to being able to purchase Grad Tickets*****

Moving your Grad student from an "unpaid" group to a "paid" group doesn't happen automatically.  It is a manual transition.  Our Business Manager will move your student during business hours, so please be patient.  If you have any questions please email and she will be happy to assist you.  Thanks.



If you did not fill out a Google Form the day you had your grad photos taken, you need to fill it out ASAP!  The info on this form is needed so that we can order you a grad gown and a diploma with your name on it.  

If you have any questions, please see one of the grad advisors: Mrs. Tyrkalo, Mrs. Pope, Mrs. Dumont, Mrs. Hurtubise


The Link to the Google Form is located on your Grade 12 Google Classroom!

ABJ Grad Wear




Please login to your Power School Account to order. All payments MUST be entered immediately or your order will not be processed!

- Go to Forms and Fees
- Student Fees
- Select Grad's name
- Order Forms
- Check the box beside your apparel choice, then choose your size and colour
- Press the "Add to Cart" button at the very bottom of this form when complete
- Purchases will then appear on the student account
- ***Please make payment so that your order can be processed. Non-payment removes the item(s) from the student account***


This is our FINAL Order!!!!


*****Orders are due on February 22, 2024*****


Artwork and Order Forms can be found on the Grade 12 Google Classroom!

Gowns 4 Grads and Suits 4 Guys

High School Valedictorian Criteria

Grad Class of 2024

 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, 2024 and the successful candidate will be notified no later than May 6, 2024.

Need Grad Photo Retakes?

Grad Photo Retakes:

These will be taking place at the ICON Studio (176 Kaska Road) on January 29, 20, 31. To book, go to , enter the province (Alberta), and the city (Sherwood Park), select our school, enter your name, and book a time. 

For more information and FAQ, please visit

***Your grad photo must be completed within this time frame in order to be included in the yearbook and the wall composite in the school.



Grad Photos

Graduation photos information:
Here is some information from Icon on what they recommend grads to wear for their grad photos.

Please make sure to arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled session for your grad photos so that you have enough time to fill out the paperwork.

Females: Wear something with short sleeves, no collar and a low neck line (V-neck is best) that won't show underneath the gown.   Your natural look is always the best bet.  Also, don’t wear glitter on face or eyes!
Males: Wear a shirt and tie.

Icon will supply the cap and gown. 

You may not want to show up in sweats and a t-shirt because a few photos will be taken without the cap and gown.  For these photos, Icon is encouraging students to bring in a prop.  Examples could include: hockey skates, hockey stick, baseball, volleyball, a musical instrument, etc. relating to a sport you might play or an activity you may participate in.  
Please remember to show up ten minutes before your appointment!


Grad Bookings are OPEN!!!!!!

Please book your appointment as follows: 

Go to the website and enter the province : Alberta, and the city : Sherwood Park. 

Select their school and follow the steps required. 

Parent Information Meeting


Thank you for everyone who was able to attend the meeting on Wednesday October 18th. Please see the presentation linked below for the copy of the slides shared at the meeting. 


Information included in this presentation include, the structure of the day with times listed for attendance, Grad Fees, Ticketing Information including tentative pricing, Grad Photos, Grad Wear and where to locate updates throughout the year. 

Please ensure your child has signed up for the Grade 12 Google Classroom for more announcements. 


Student Graduation Committee

Students who are interested in being on the Graduation Planning Committee began meeting on Tuesday September 19th at lunch in Room 234. The Grad Committee meets every second Tuesday. Teacher Advisors are Kalay Dumont, Tracey Hurtubise, Michelle Pope, Eliza Siewert and Shelly Tyrkalo.

What does my grad fee cover?

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

- Sitting Fee for Grad Photos 

- Purchase of Grad Gown/Stole  

- Purchase of Grad Cap/Tassel  

- Grad Mug

- Diploma Cover and Insert  



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

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