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Senior Activities & Graduation

Graduation

Cupertino High School will celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2019 on June 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Senior Practice and Graduation Schedule Information

Grad Night

Grad Night is a Cupertino High tradition—it is an all night party exclusively for graduating seniors. It is an awesome celebration of this milestone in their lives. Grad night takes place on the Cupertino High School campus and is supervised by parents. Grad Night is a preferred choice to unsupervised parties where underage drinking may occur. Grad Night gives our grads an extraordinary alternative to these types of parties and provides a safe and very fun alternative.

Grad Night 2019 will take place on June 6, 2019 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Grad Night Forms

Frequently Asked Questions about Grad Night

What is grad night?

Grad Night is a Cupertino High tradition—it is an all night party exclusively for graduating seniors. It is an awesome celebration of this milestone in their lives. Grad night takes place on the Cupertino High School campus and is supervised by parents. Grad Night is a preferred choice to unsupervised parties where underage drinking may occur (it has been reported that parents sometimes provide alcohol – reminder, this is illegal). Grad Night gives our grads an extraordinary alternative to these types of parties and provides a safe and very fun alternative.

Who can come to Grad Night?

All CHS graduating seniors are invited to attend. No other visitors may attend from other years at Cupertino, or from other high schools.

How much does it cost to attend Grad Night?

The earlier you buy, the cheaper it is (as low as $80). A discount of $10 per ticket is offered when two or more orders are submitted together by June 3 (except on Pioneer Day). Staple or mail together.

  • $100 from Aug 25 - Mar 31 ($90 ea. with one or more friends)
  • $120 from Apr 1 - May 3 ($110 ea. with one or more friends)
  • $140 from May 3 - June 3 ($130 ea. with one or more friends)
  • $150 from June 4 - June 6 (June 6, the date of Grad Night – no discounts/can only pay at door)

All of the ticket cost goes toward the party, but if students sign up late in the year, it will be carried over to next year’s party. Signing up early means that your ticket money goes directly to this year's party so your child can enjoy more fun and variety.

What is the refund policy?

We will spend every penny to make this a great party, so we cannot offer refunds.

What is the location, date and time of Grad Night?

Cupertino High School quad, June 6 beginning at 10 p.m. to June 7 at 5 a.m. The quad and some of the indoor areas are transformed into a great party space with much to offer, including prizes, games, food and so much more.

What does the price of a ticket include?

Activities differ from year to year. Recent Grad Night activities have included: Zipline, climbing wall, Segways, miniature golf, casino (chips provided, no cash), video arcade games, carnival games, karaoke, chess challenge, foosball, giant Twister, ping pong, air hockey, bocce ball, henna tattoos, caricature artists, photo booth, many photo opportunities. There is something for everyone!

Also included in the price of the ticket are unlimited food, soft drinks, an exclusive CHS alumni T-shirt as well as the chance to win a wide assortment of great prizes! There is no need to bring any money to the party. It’s all included.

The earlier we sell tickets, the earlier we can reserve the best activities. We would love to add more fun activities but it all depends on how many tickets we sell in time to reserve these items. If we do not receive the ticket money until the day of the party, we will not be able to add additional items and the money would be rolled over to next year. If you sign up early, you will get the benefit of your ticket money.

Do students have to arrive exactly at 10 p.m.?

Students may come to Grad Night anytime between 10 and 11 p.m. We will call parents if a student has registered and has not arrived by 11:30 p.m. to be sure parents know they are safe.

Can students leave Grad Night at any time?

Cupertino has a curfew so we cannot allow students to be released without parental consent before 5AM. However, the parent who signed the registration form may come and check out their student at any time. Once the student has left the party they will not be allowed to return. There are no in and out privileges. Sorry, this holds true to those over 18 as well – this is according to our insurance policy and is non-negotiable.

If Grad Night is run by parents, does that mean I have to help for my grad to attend?

Parent participation is not required for students to attend, however, Grad Night takes a lot of people so we very much welcome help. Many parents say that their student will not want them there. Please keep in mind that there is much work to be done prior to the party and also, work shifts during the party are not for the whole night.

Parents who work at the party are stationed in one place – there is plenty of room for their student to go and not even see them. If you are interested in helping at any level, please send a message to Tinograd@gmail.com.

Grad Night Sponsors

GRAD NIGHT VOLUNTEERS

The Grad Night Committee has been working nonstop to plan a great Grad Night Party for our seniors. In order to make sure we have all areas and activities covered for the night we need help from 100+ parent volunteers throughout the night.

Please take a moment to sign up for as many slots by clicking on the link listed below. The signups are open to parents of all grades. Senior parents please sign up too!!

During the party hours (June 6 & 7 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.), if you are not able to stay for the entire slot as listed in the signup page below, please fill out this Google Form indicating the duration of time you can help. We will get in touch with you to help you sign up.

Signup to Volunteer

SUPPORT GRAD NIGHT!

When shopping on Amazon, please use the CHS Donation Link so that your purchases support CHS Grad Night.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice (choose CHS Grad Night Boosters). AmazonSmile is the same products, prices and service as Amazon.  It's an easy way to support CHS Grad Night by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.

Grad Night Activities

Activities will include Human Foosball and Hungry, Hungry Hippos. Check out these videos on Human Foosball and Hungry, Hungry Hippos and learn to play before you arrive. 

Who's Coming to Grad Night!?