Commencement Weekend

Commencement Week

May 23 - 24, 2019

Parents and Families! Plan your Commencement Week and RSVP for all events by clicking here.

Thursday, May 23rd

1:00pm - 2:00pm, Mother-Son Tea

Enjoy this special memory with your son before he graduates on the Senior Lawn under our fig tree. Tea and light refreshments will be served. *Mandatory for Senior Cadets.

2:30pm - 4:00pm, Annual Achievement Awards

This ceremony held in Davis Hall is to honor outstanding achievements in Academics, Athletics, and JROTC. Recognized students will receive certificates, medals, and scholarships. *Mandatory for all High School Cadets.


6:00pm - 9:00pm, Baccalaureate Service & Senior-Parent Banquet

Join us for a special tradition that dates back to 1911 where a farewell message is delivered to the graduating class and the Senior's gift to the school is presented. This year's Baccalaureate will take place on Camp Pendleton. *Mandatory for all Senior Cadets

After the Baccalaureate Service, stay to join your Senior and his friends for a special evening celebrating the Class of 2019.

We are pleased to sponsor each graduate and two guests. Reservations for additional family members and/or friends may be made at the cost of $45 per person.

Cadets who need a ride should arrange transportation with their Senior Advisors. Please note that all drivers entering base MUST RSVP in advance and have a valid driver's license, insurance, and registration.



Friday, May 24th

9:30am - 10:30am, Middle School Promotion & Awards - This ceremony recognizes 7th and 8th graders' achievements throughout the year and features a graduation ceremony welcoming the 8th grade Cadets into High School. Please join us in the Recreation Hall after the ceremony to celebrate our Middle School Cadets. *Mandatory for all Middle School Cadets.

12:00pm - 12:45pm, Change of Command Parade - Watch as the Class of 2020 officially takes over leadership of the Corps from the Class of 2019 during our formal military review. *Mandatory for all Cadets.


1:00pm - 3:00pm, Commencement Ceremony - The moment we've all been waiting for - witness the Class of 2019 graduate from Army and Navy Academy outside of Davis Hall. *Mandatory for all Junior and Senior Cadets.

7th - 10th Grade Cadets will be released after the Change of Command Parade.

11th and 12th Grade Cadets will be released after the Commencement Ceremony.



Suggestions for all Events: It is typically very warm (70-85 degrees). We recommend sunscreen, hats, layered apparel, flat or low heels, and refillable water bottles.

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