Frequently Asked Question


Where is the Graduation ceremony being held?

How many tickets are Grads given for free for friends/family to attend?

  • 5

Do kids and grad escort need a ticket?

  • If they require a seat, yes they do

How much are extra tickets and is there a limit?

  • They are $5 each, and there is no limit

How much is the Grad fee?

  • Grad fee for the 2023-2024 year is: $140 per student and must be paid in full by May 10th, 2024 in order to participate in the graduation ceremonies.

What is the Grad fee for?

  • The Grad fee is a charge for each student who participates in grad-related activities to offset the costs. These include the arena rental, decorating, hand shake photo, grad cap and gown, sound & lighting, live streaming.

How do you know what size Grad gown I need?

  • All Grads need to go to Student Services to be measured prior to grad. We simply need their height so their gown is neither too short nor too long. 

I can't afford a gown or a suit, can you help?

  • Finishing Touch Society can assist students and families for whom cost of formal wear is restrictive. You must apply for this and the deadline for applications is MARCH 1, 2024For applications please see Blythe Mahaney in student services, or email 
  • You can also contact The Finishing Touch Grad Society through their Facebook page.

Do you have meetings for Grads?

  • Yes, please see below for all set meeting dates. These meetings are held within the school during the students lunch hour. 
    • October 10
    • November 7
    • December 5
    • January 9
    • February 6
    • March 5
    • April 2
    • May 7

Do you have parent meetings to pass information on to parents?

  • Yes, please see below for all set meeting dates. These meetings are held within the school in the Phoenix Theatre, and take place from 7pm-8pm. Please check back for upcoming meetings. 
    • October 17
    • January 30

 Where can I purchase a Grad ring?

  • You can order view items and order online at Jostens 

Where can I get Grad photos?

Pricing & Packages


Do we NEED to get a grad photo taken?

  • If you want your Grad photo in your yearbook, you must get your photo taken at Watson's however you will be charged a sitting fee for this. For pricing on the sitting fee please contact Watson's at 780.532.1779


Safe Grad and Fun Grad

Safe Grad and Fun Grad are optional activities, historically being held on the evening of grand march.  Both events are organized and controlled by parent committees.  Neither the Grande Prairie Public School District nor Grande Prairie Composite High School endorse either of these activities; they are organized and executed completely by a parent group.  There is usually a charge for attending either activity.  All safe grad and fun grad details are determined by the parent committees.

Multiple requests have been fielded regarding grad trips. GPCHS has no affiliation whatsoever with this.

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