Senior End of the Year Activities for the 2023-24 School Year

  • Fees

    All fees must be paid by graduation.

    Obligations are assessed if any money or property is owed to the school or District. All school and/or District property must be returned prior to leaving or obligations will be assigned. 

    Fee statements are emailed monthly from PushCoin. All obligations must be paid in order to receive your final transcripts. 

    Students can check obligations and pay obligations with the bookkeeper in the Dean’s Office.


    Final Transcript Request

    Students attending college, technical school, or those registered with the NCAA can order transcripts through Parchment by visiting

    Students joining the military need to complete a transcript request form, which is available in the Student Services Office.

    Transcripts will be processed after June 11, 2024.



    Prom is scheduled for April 27, at The Westin Chicago North Shore located at 601 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL 60090.

    Students arrive at JHS at 4:15 p.m.

    Buses will head to The Westin between 5:00 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.

    Prom is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Students should arrive back at JHS between 11:30 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.


    Prom Expectations

    All disciplinary consequences must be served prior to April 23, 2024.

    In order to go to Prom, all students must ride a bus to the venue.  If a student misses the bus they will not be allowed to attend prom or receive a refund.

    Any out-of-school suspensions will be reviewed by the school’s administration team; participation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

    Dress appropriate for the occasion. No jeans will be permitted. This is a formal dance and attire should reflect a formal occasion.

    All school rules apply at prom.

    No smoking is allowed at any time during prom.

    If any student is found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, appropriate actions will be taken by the administrators and law enforcement at the dance.


    Expectations for Graduation

    You must have a JHS cap and gown in order to participate.

    Inappropriate behavior at school and/or graduation can have an adverse effect on your participation in the graduation ceremony. 

    Please keep in mind that for some of our students, this will be their only graduation ceremony. When families and students choose to celebrate a specific graduate, it can frequently take away from the moment of the following graduates. Sometimes that timing is extremely disrespectful of the person who is receiving his or her diploma at that moment. 

    At the end of the ceremony, when we present the JHS Class of 2024, it is the appropriate time to celebrate every graduate. Out of respect for your classmates and peers, please encourage family and friends to hold their exuberance until the final moment.

    Students are expected to arrive an hour before the ceremony begins and stay through the entire Commencement Ceremony.


    Graduation Information

    Jacobs High School’s graduation ceremony is on Saturday, May 18th, at 10 a.m. at the NOW Arena (5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192)

    All students should plan to arrive at the NOW Arena no later than 9 a.m.

    The graduation pre-ceremony schedule includes:

    • 8:30 am - choir, orchestra, student speakers arrive for set-up

    • 9:00 am- arrival for all other graduates

    • 10:00 am - graduation ceremony starts

    There is no limit to the number of guests who can attend the graduation ceremony.


    Cap and Gown Distribution

    Cap and gowns will be distributed by Herff Jones on March 7 and 13 during lunch periods.


    Graduation Rehearsal & Senior Activity Day

    Graduation rehearsal is MANDATORY if you want to participate in the graduation ceremony.

    Graduation rehearsal is scheduled for May 17 starting at 9:00 a.m. at Jacobs High School. 

    • May 17 - Senior Activity Day 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided for all seniors.

    • May 17 - Graduation rehearsal at 9:00 a.m. in the Competition Gym




    • 6: Late Start

    • 25-29: Spring Break

    • 29: Last Day of Spring Break


    • 10: No school for seniors due to SAT/PSAT 10 testing

    • 17: Late Start

    • 26: Teacher Institute Day (No student attendance)

    • 27: Prom at The Westin Chicago, North Shore


    • 6-17: AP Testing

    • 8: Late Start

    • 10: Seniors last day

    • 14: Senior Awards Night - 7:00 p.m. 

    • 15: Graduation Walk - Seniors visit elementary schools at 8:45 a.m.

    • 17: Graduation Rehearsal - Mandatory practice at 9:00 a.m.

    • 17: Senior Picnic-Immediately following rehearsal

    • 18: Graduation Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. at the NOW Arena, Hoffman Estates