Class of 2022 Graduation

Class of 2022 Graduation

  • Baccalaureate Mass: May 19, 2022
  • Commencement Ceremony: May 22, 2022

Graduation announcements are typically sent to out-of-town relatives and friends who would not attend the Commencement ceremonies, but may like to send a congratulatory note or gift to the senior. They are optional. They are not invitations to Commencement ceremonies.

The school chooses the style of the announcements. Name cards personalized for the graduating senior can be purchased to insert inside the announcements can be purchased. The company also offers optional items such as photo albums, picture frames and thank you notes.

Look for ordering information in the fall.

Graduation Practice - TBD

Details will be posted when available.

Baccalaureate Mass - May 19, 2022

Details will be posted as they become available.

Commencement - May 22,2022

Details will be posted as they become available.

Caps and Gown Details

Bishop Chatard rents gowns especially made for BCHS. Seniors are responsible for the reasonable care and return of the gown. (Please follow the instructions for preparation of the gown when the student brings it home.) Seniors may keep their caps as a keepsake.

Graduates wear their gowns and caps with tassel to Commencement.
Graduates wear their gowns (no caps) to the Baccalaureate Mass.

Dress Code for Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement

Boys: Solid colored shirt and tie, dress pants with a belt, dark colored socks, and dress leather shoes. Boys should be groomed and clean-shaved; no facial jewelry. No shorts allowed. Masks are required. Graduates will be provided a custom mask for Baccalaureate and Graduation Ceremonies.

Girls: Dress Pants-solid colors, no denim, jeans or skinny pants; Skirts and Dresses-length must be no shorter than 2 inches above the top of the knee, must not be tight or form-fitting, no more than 3 inch slit; Shirts-no low-cut shirts, no sheer/transparent tops, no form-fitting tops; Shoes-flats or low heeled requested; no facial jewelry. Masks are required. Graduates will be provided a custom mask for Baccalaureate and Graduation Ceremonies.

Details will be posted when available.

Ownership of individual ipads will be electronically transferred after semester two finals are completed. Communication on the transfer process will be sent to students via their Bishop Chatard email account at a later date. If students experience any issues with the transfer, please encourage them to contact the Tech Counter for help.

Commencement is a unique privilege that comes only once in a student’s high school career. It is our way of honoring each student for completing all requirements for earning a high school diploma in the state of Indiana. Participation in this prestigious event is reserved for students who fulfill all academic, financial, and behavioral obligations.It is a heart-wrenching experience for a senior not to be able to participate in Commencement, but participation policies were developed in justice to those many seniors who have worked long and hard towards graduation. Bishop Chatard reserves the right to establish policies concerning a student’s participation.

Participation Policies

  1. Any student who does not pass all required courses will not be permitted to participate in Commencement ceremonies. As soon as the school receives official notification that the work has been successfully completed, the school will send a diploma.
  2. Any student who successfully completes the required courses, but has not passed the ISTEP+ exams (or qualified for a waiver) will be permitted to participate in Commencement, but will receive a certificate of completion instead of a diploma. As soon as the school receives official notification that the student has passed the ISTEP+, the school will send a diploma.
  3. If a student completes all of the necessary requirements, but is involved in any major violation of the school rules, he/she may not be permitted to participate in the Commencement ceremonies. Any such decision will be made by the administration after recommendation from the Discipline Board. The student is entitled to a diploma if he/she completed the requirement, however he/she does not have the right to participate in Commencement.
  4. Unless excused by the principal, any senior who does not attend the graduation practice may not participate in the Commencement ceremonies. He/she may attend the Baccalaureate liturgy with the approval of the administration.
  5. All tuition and fees must be paid to receive a diploma and final grades.
In order to receive a diploma from Bishop Chatard High School, students are required to:

      • complete a total of 8 semesters in high school,
      • pass the ISTEP+ Assessment in Math and English/Language Arts or qualify for a waiver, and
      • successfully complete the academic requirements, including Theology, for either a Core 40 or Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma
      • View diploma requirements here

The graduation fee of $150 will automatically be billed to you as part of the tuition and fees for senior year. The fee is used for the following:

      • Diploma covers and printing of diploma inserts;
      • Rental of caps and gowns;
      • Program printing for the Baccalaureate Mass;
      • Decorations and program printing for the Commencement ceremonies.

The graduation fee does not cover the cost of any personalized invitations or other packages offered by Herff-Jones. All of the keepsake items are optional.

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