Brophy College Preparatory Graduation

Congratulations Class of 2019! 🎓

You can watch the Commencement Ceremony here »



Graduation Activities


Senior Farewell Dinner – Wednesday, May 1 • 6 p.m. • Harper Great Hall 

Elite Southwest Cap and Gown Delivery – Friday, May 3 • 12:15 p.m. • Harper Great Hall Arcade

Graduation Practice (Mandatory) – Wednesday, May 15 • 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Baccalaureate Mass (Mandatory) – Friday, May 17 • 7 p.m. • St. Francis Xavier Church

Seventy-First Commencement Ceremony – Saturday, May 18 • 9 a.m. • Robson Gymnasium

Project Graduation – Saturday, May 18 • Project Graduation Website


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  • Senior Farewell Dinner Information »

    Please plan to join us Wednesday, May 1 for this final gathering of 2019 graduates, their parents/guardians, and their teachers. (Due to limited seating we cannot accommodate siblings or extended family.) Mass dress is required for seniors. Please note that tickets for graduation will be distributed to families as they check in for dinner. If you do not attend, please plan to pick up your tickets from Ms. Dennard in the Student Activities Center after May 1. Tickets cannot be replaced if lost. An invitation to this event was sent via email April 1. There is no charge to attend but an RSVP is required. 
  • La Cena de Despedida de Seniors »

    Por favor guarde la fecha miércoles, 1 de mayo para unirse con nosotros para el evento ‘la cena de los seniors y sus padres’ (Debido a la cantidad limitada de asientos, no podemos acomodar a los hermanos ni a la familia extendida). Se requiere vestimenta de misa. Tenga en cuenta que las entradas para la graduación se distribuirán a las familias cuando se registren para la cena. Si no asiste, planee recoger sus boletos de la Sra. Dennard en el Centro de Actividades Estudiantiles después del 1 de mayo. Los boletos no pueden ser reemplazados si se pierden. Busque su invitación al evento (por correo electrónico) alrededor del 1 de abril.
  • Graduation Practice (Mandatory) »

    Seniors are to report to the second floor of Brophy Hall before 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 for graduation practice. There will be signs on the doors in upper Brophy Hall designating room assignments. Attendance is mandatory and practice will not begin until everyone is present. Students should be in regular school dress and clean-shaven with haircuts conforming to dress code.
  • Baccalaureate Mass Information »

    Seating
    No tickets will be issued, but seating in St. Francis Xavier Church is limited. Families are advised to attend with just immediate family (parent/guardians and siblings). Doors open at 6:15 p.m. A reception will follow in Harper Great Hall.

    Dress Guidelines for Seniors
    Seniors must wear a white or blue dress shirt; tan, navy or black dress pants; brown or black dress shoes; brown or black dress socks; and a brown or black dress belt. The graduation gown is worn over this, and the gown should be free of wrinkles. (Take out of package and dry clean or steam in advance of the ceremony. Do not iron as this will damage the fabric.) The cap and tassel will not be worn for this ceremony. Students must be clean-shaven with a haircut that conforms to dress code.

    Seniors are to report to their assigned rooms in Brophy Hall before 6:15 p.m. Friday evening. Attendance is required in order to participate in Saturday morning's Commencement Ceremony.
  • Commencement Ceremony Information »

    Tickets, Timing and Parking
    Tickets are required for the commencement ceremony in Robson Gym. Each family will receive eight tickets for the Commencement Ceremony with the tickets to be distributed at the Senior Farewell Dinner on May 1. If you do not attend the dinner, please plan to pick up your tickets from Ms. Dennard in the Student Activities Center after May 1. Tickets cannot be replaced if lost. There will be overflow seating in the Student Activity Center and the Black Box Theatre on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that the livestream feed at these small venues will not involve a full camera crew, but will provide a basic view of the activities on the stage.

    Doors open at 8 a.m. for the 9 a.m. ceremony. (Doors open for handicapped seating at 7:45 a.m. Handicapped seating in Robson Gymnasium is on the floor, behind the graduate seating.) We strongly recommend carpooling as parking will be very tight.

    Dress Guidelines for Seniors
    All dress and grooming requirements for Baccalaureate Mass also apply for Commencement, except that students will need their caps and tassels. Caps cannot be decorated in any way.

    Students are to report to their assigned rooms before 8:15 a.m. Saturday. Small bottles of water are the only drinks allowed. Students must return to their assigned room in Brophy Hall after the ceremony to pick up their diplomas (only the jacket for the diploma is handed out at the ceremony).
  • Information for the Commencement Program »

    As college acceptances are received and attendance decisions are made, all seniors must make sure their Naviance account is updated to reflect their college acceptances, college choice, and any scholarship information. 

    Seniors must submit information for the “Beyond Brophy” section of the commencement
    program. The submission form is here. Please include civic, religious and/or service awards; merit-based scholarships granted (regardless of whether you accept the scholarship) and any other community recognition received. The deadline for submission of all information for the Beyond Brophy section of the Graduation Program will be April 15.


  • Planning Your Day »

    The Commencement Ceremony will last approximately two hours. Following the ceremony, students will go back to Brophy Hall to receive their actual diplomas. Generally, families choose to spend some time in the Mall taking photos with families and friends, with the event concluding around noon.
  • Dress Code for Graduates »

    Graduates must wear mass dress under their gowns for the Baccalaureate Mass and for the Commencement Ceremony. They will not wear their caps for Baccalaureate, only for Commencement. For more details, check the information under each ceremony.
  • Parking and Campus Entrance »

    Please consider carpooling to the graduation ceremonies if possible. Please note that for Saturday's ceremony, entrance to campus will be through the north gate only. The gates on the south side of campus will be closed. Graduates must report to Brophy Hall before the ceremony and they will be able to enter through the west doors.


A Reminder to All Seniors...

As college acceptances are received and attendance decisions are made, all seniors must make sure their Naviance account is updated to reflect their college acceptances, college choice, and any scholarship information. In mid-March, the College Counseling Department will send you a submission form in order to collect this information for the printed Commencement program.

Lifetouch Graduation Ceremony Photos

Visit the Lifetouch website here to register to receive information on ordering photos from the Commencement Ceremony.

Final Transcripts

In mid-June, final transcripts will automatically be sent to colleges and universities listed as "College Attending" in Naviance. Students do not need to make a special request. If your college plans change after the graduation program is printed, please contact the registrar, Ms. Shawna Khan, and update Naviance so that your Brophy records are accurate. If you wish for an additional transcript to be sent to a school for waitlist purposes, please email Ms. Khan with your request.


The Jesuit-Educated Grad at Grad


Inspired by St. Ignatius of Loyola, the education of every Brophy student is focused on having them graduate as young men who are open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving and committed to doing justice.

 

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  • Open to Growth »

    The Jesuit high school student at the time of graduation has matured as a person – emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially, religiously – to a level that reflects some intentional responsibility for one’s own growth. The graduate is beginning to reach out in his or her development, seeking opportunities to stretch one’s mind, imagination, feelings, and religious consciousness. Although still very much in the process of developing, the graduate already...

    1. Is beginning to take responsibility for growth as a person; desires integrity and excellence in multiple facets of his/her life
    2. Is learning how to accept self, both talents and limitations, with a sense of humility and gratitude
    3. Recognizes the need for leisure and recreation and budgets time for those activities
    4. Exercises regularly for physical fitness and health
    5. Understands principles of good nutrition and practices healthy eating habits
    6. Understands the dangers of and avoids the use of controlled substances
    7. Is more conscious of his/her feelings and is freer and more authentic in expressing them and managing his/her impulsive drives
    8. Is open to a variety of aesthetic experiences, and continues to develop a wide range of imaginative sensibilities
    9. Is becoming more flexible and open to other points of view; recognizes how much one learns from a careful listening to peers and significant others; and recognizes his/her biases, limitations, and thinking patterns
    10. Is developing a habit of reflection on experience which informs future actions
    11. Is beginning to seek new experiences, even those that involve some risk or the possibility of failure
    12. Is learning to view criticism and setbacks as interesting, challenging, and growth producing
    13. Begins to practice leadership skills, including vision, relating well and collaborating with others, and acting with integrity
    14. Sees leadership as an opportunity for service to others and the community
    15. Is developing a healthy and appropriate sense of humor
    16. Is exploring career and lifestyle choices within a framework of faith and values
    17. Is becoming more aware of choices and consequences relating to adult issues
    18. Understands the implications and hazards of technology-based activities, including issues of privacy, social isolation, access to pornography, and addictive use of technology itself
    19. Views emerging technology as potentially supportive to personal and professional growth
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  • Intellectually Competent »

    By graduation the Jesuit high school student will exhibit a mastery of those academic requirements for advanced forms of education. While these requirements are broken down into departmental subject matter areas, the student will have developed many intellectual skills and understandings that cut across and go beyond academic requirements for college entrance. The student is also developing habits of intellectual inquiry, as well as a disposition towards lifelong learning. The student is beginning to see the need for intellectual integrity in his or her personal quest for religious truth and in his or her response to issues of social justice. By graduation, the student already…

    1. Has mastered those academic skills required for college (or some form of advanced education)
    2. Is developing mastery of logic and critical thinking
    3. Is developing precision and creativity in oral and written expression within and across disciplines
    4. Is developing a curiosity to explore ideas and issues
    5. Is developing the ability to apply knowledge and skills to new situations
    6. Is developing problem-solving skills
    7. Is able to learn in a variety of settings and through a variety of pedagogical approaches
    8. Is developing the ability to learn as an active member of a team
    9. Uses technology resources to support collaborative work for learning, problem solving, and communication
    10. Uses effectively a variety of media resources to acquire, create, and process information
    11. Assesses media and content critically, attending, for example, to issues such as credibility of sources, values expressed or promoted, and civility and respect for persons
    12. Is developing an organized approach to learning tasks
    13. Can present a convincing argument in written and oral form that evidences sound analytical reasoning and convincing rhetoric
    14. Is taking pride and ownership in his/her school accomplishments and is beginning to enjoy intellectual and aesthetic pursuits
    15. Has begun to develop a knowledge of central ideas and methodologies of a variety of academic disciplines
    16. Has begun to relate current issues and perspectives to some of their historical antecedents
    17. Is growing in knowledge and understanding of his/her cultural heritage and of cultural complexities in one’s local community and in a global society
    18. Is beginning to understand the public policy implications of science and technology
    19. Is beginning to understand the interdependence of global economic policies
    20. Understands basic principles of personal finance and handles his/her own finances responsibly
    21. Is beginning to understand both rights and responsibilities as a citizen of his/her country
    22. Is beginning to understand his/her own government and other forms and practices of government around the world
    23. Understands the need for individual and community responsibility for stewardship of the earth’s resources
    24. Understands a variety of images of the human person through literature, biography, history, and the arts that lead to a greater appreciation of the variety of human experience
    25. Is beginning to develop that critical consciousness which enables one to analyze better the contemporary issues facing men and women and to seek and evaluate the various points of view on these issues from the standpoint of a man or woman for and with others
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  • Religious »

    By graduation the Jesuit high school student will have a basic knowledge of the major doctrines and practices of the Catholic Church. Having been introduced to Ignatian spirituality, the graduate will also have examined his or her own religious feelings and beliefs with a view to choosing a fundamental orientation toward God and establishing a relationship with a religious tradition and/or community. What is said here, respectful of the conscience and religious background of the individual, also applies to the students of other faiths who graduate from a Jesuit high school. The level of theological understanding of the Jesuit high school graduate will naturally be limited by the student’s level of religious and human development. By graduation the student already…

    1. Has read the Gospels and encountered the person of Jesus Christ as He is presented in the New Testament
    2. Has a basic understanding of the Church’s teaching about Jesus Christ and His redeeming mission, as well as the embodiment of that mission in and through the Church
    3. Has an understanding of the variety of the world’s religious traditions
    4. Is beginning to take more responsibility for exploring and affirming his/her own faith
    5. Is increasingly willing to let religious faith influence his/her basic values, lifestyle, and vocational interests
    6. Understands that being fully alive/human necessitates an active relationship with God
    7. Is aware/appreciates that human life is fundamentally spiritual
    8. Has experienced the presence of God (finding God in all things): in private prayer, on a retreat, in liturgical prayer, and in other moments of grace
    9. Is learning how to express self in various methods of prayer, especially those from the Spiritual Exercises
    10. Is forming a Christian conscience, evaluates moral choices, and reasons through moral issues with increasing clarity
    11. Appreciates the centrality of the Eucharist to a vibrant Christian community
    12. Is learning through his/her own sinfulness of the need for healing by and reconciliation with friends, family, Church, and the Lord
    13. Recognizes that any sin affects the entire human community
    14. Understands the relationship between faith in Jesus and being a man or woman for and with others
    15. Knows Church teachings on moral issues and social justice
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  • Loving »

    By graduation, the Jesuit high school student is continuing to form his or her own identity. He or she is moving beyond self-interest or self-centeredness in close relationships. The graduate is beginning to be able to risk some deeper levels of relationship in which one can disclose self and accept the mystery of another person and cherish that person. Nonetheless, the graduate’s attempt at loving, while clearly beyond childhood, may not yet reflect the confidence and freedom of an adult. By graduation the student already…

    1. Is learning to trust friends, family, and adults in the school and wider community
    2. Has personally experienced God’s love
    3. Is growing in self-acceptance and in recognizing that he or she is loved by God and others
    4. Assumes responsibility for maintaining good personal health
    5. Is attentive to sources of stress and applies health strategies to maintain balance in his/her life
    6. Is alert to the signs of emotional and mental distress in others and follows appropriate referral measures
    7. Has begun to identify and work against personal prejudices and stereotypes; is open to and able to communicate with others, especially persons of another race, gender, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or sexual orientation
    8. Has personally experienced support from members of the school community
    9. Has made specific contributions to build school community
    10. Is becoming increasingly comfortable and mature in relating with persons of a different gender
    11. Is beginning to integrate sexuality into his or her personality
    12. Has begun to appreciate deeper personal friendships, while also learning that not all relationships are profound and long-lasting
    13. Is beginning to appreciate the satisfaction of giving of oneself through service for and with others
    14. Is increasingly empathetic
    15. Takes into account and values the feelings of others when making decisions
    16. Is sensitive to the beauty and fragility of the created universe and exercises stewardship
    17. Cares deeply about preserving human life
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  • Committed to Doing Justice »

    The Jesuit high school student at graduation has acquired considerable knowledge of the many needs of local, national, and global communities and is preparing for the day when he or she will take a place in these communities as a competent, concerned, and responsible member. The graduate has been inspired to develop the awareness and skills necessary to live in a global society as a person for and with others. Although this commitment to doing justice will come to fruition in mature adulthood, some predispositions will have begun to manifest themselves earlier. By graduation the student already...

    1. Is growing in awareness of selfish attitudes and tendencies which lead one to treat others unjustly; consciously seeking to be more understanding, accepting, and generous with others
    2. Is beginning to see that Christian faith implies a commitment to a just society
    3. Is growing in awareness of the global nature of many social problems such as human rights, population displacement, resource distribution, war/terrorism, etc., and their impact on human communities
    4. Practices a sustainable lifestyle based on awareness of social, economic, and environmental consequences
    5. Is working to be environmentally responsible by limiting the use of non-renewable resources and maximizing sustainable resources
    6. Is beginning to engage in the public dialogue on environmental issues, practices, and solutions
    7. Is beginning to understand the structural roots of injustice in social institutions, attitudes, and customs
    8. Is gaining, through experiences of and reflection on Christian service, an understanding of and solidarity with marginalized members of society
    9. Is developing, from reflection on experiences with the marginalized, a sense of compassion and a growing understanding of those social changes which will assist all in attaining their basic human rights
    10. Is becoming aware, through study and reflection, of alternatives in public policy that regulate services provided to segments of the community
    11. Has begun to reflect on social justice implications of future careers
    12. Is beginning to understand the justice implications inherent in Christ’s commandment to love one another
    13. Is beginning to recognize the importance of public opinion and voter influence on public policy in local, regional, national, and international arenas
    14. Is beginning to recognize the complexity of many social issues and the need for critical reading of diverse sources of information about them
    15. Is beginning to confront some of the moral ambiguities embedded in values promoted by Western culture
    16. Is beginning to make decisions, based on Gospel values, which sometimes conflict with the values of a materialistic society
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