Graduation 2020

Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 31, 2020


The 2020 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 31 2020 at 3:00 pm in the Gymnasium at St. Croix Preparatory Academy. 2020 Seniors will each receive 10 tickets for family and friends to attend the Ceremony and Reception. Please return any unneeded tickets to the Upper School Office by Thursday, May 21. Seniors are to arrive in the Orchestra Room at 1:45 pm to dress in caps and gowns. Tickets will be collected at the door.

Commencement Reception

Sunday, May 31, 2020


A Pre-Ceremony Open House Reception, hosted by the SCPA Junior families, will be held in the Performing Arts Center beginning at 1:45 pm. Seniors and family and friend ticket holders are welcome to attend.

Commencement Practice

Friday, May 29, 2020


Senior practice for the Commencement Ceremony will be held in the SCPA gymnasium on Friday, May 29, from 1:30:-3:30 pm. All Seniors must attend.

Senior Dinner

Friday, May 29, 2020


The Senior Dinner, for Seniors and their Parents, will be held on Friday, May 29, 2020, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Event will take place at The Grand Banquet Hall, 301 2nd Street S, Stillwater, MN 55082. Cost is $30 per person (qualifies for educational benefits). Reservations required on SchoolPay by May 14, 2020. Dress attire is suggested.

Senior Party

Friday, May 29, 2020


The Senior Graduation Party (for Seniors only) will be held on Friday, May 29, 2020 (following the Senior Dinner) from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am. Event will take place aboard the Jubilee II at the St. Croix Boat & Packet Co., 525 South Main Street, Stillwater, MN 55082. A late night snack of gourmet sandwiches and decadent desserts will be served. Cost is $27.50 per Senior (qualifies for educational benefits). Reservations required on SchoolPay by May 14, 2020. Casual attire is suggested.

Senior Gift

It has become a tradition here at St. Croix Prep for the graduating class to give a small gift back to the school as a token of appreciation and gratitude. This year’s gift will be a beautifully framed group photo of all of the graduates along with a matting featuring each of their signatures. The gift will be displayed in the Upper School hallway. Each senior is asked to donate $10.00 toward this gift. Fee is required on SchoolPay by May 15, 2020.

Cap, Gown, Tassel & Announcement Orders

Packet information for caps, gowns, tassels, and Graduation Announcements will be distributed to Seniors. Orders will be due in January 2020.

Graduation Credit Requirements

Students in the 2020 graduating class are required to satisfy St. Croix Preparatory Academy’s graduation requirements. Students must also take the GRAD components of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment in writing (Grade 9), reading (Grade 10), and math (Grade 11) in accordance with the Minnesota Department of Education regulations.

Commencement Photography

A professional photographer will be taking photographs during both the Commencement day events. Photographs will be available for purchase within two days of the Commencement Ceremony.