7501 East Virginia Avenue Scottsdale, AZ 85257   MAP
Phone: 480-484-6800 | Fax: 480-484-6801 | Attendance: 480-484-6807
Office Hours: 7:00am -3:30pm | School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm
Chris Gilmore, Principal
Brandon Larson, Danielle Fuchs & Paul Ferrero, Assistant Principals

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Senior Information


Click here for Graduation letter for Parents and Students

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CAPS, GOWNS, & ANNOUNCEMENTS - Graduation Items for Seniors

See Mrs. Allen asap in the Student Store if you still would like to order items.

Delivery of Pre-ordered Grad Announcements   April  7      11:50 a.m. (lunch) – Auditorium Lobby

Delivery of Cap and Gown  May 17  11:50 a.m. (lunch) – Auditorium Lobby


All seniors must complete an on-line Senior Survey regarding post-graduation plans. The survey is located in Naviance under the "About Me" tab. This link will take you to Naviancelog in using your student ID and your eight-digit birthday (mm/dd/yyyy). Look on the left hand side of the screen under “Surveys to Take”. After submitting your data, make sure to hit Update at the end of the survey. 

You will not be able to pick up your cap and gown until this survey is completed!

Panoramic Picture

Seniors! Your panoramic picture will be taken on Wednesday, April 19th during 4th period in the Main Gym. 

Parent Meeting (mandatory) and ticket distribution

A parent of each graduating student is asked to attend a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall or Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. in the Lecture Hall, to receive information about the graduation ceremony and to purchase graduation tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the parent meetings, or through the Student Store beginning May 1through May 19 for $5.00 each. If there are extra tickets they will be sold at the gate for $7.00.  Please note: Tickets must be purchased with check or cash and nothing larger than a $20 dollar bill.

The first two tickets are complimentary and additional tickets can be purchased for $5.00 each. 

Graduation Speech/Musical Performance Try Outs

Graduation Speech/Musical Performance Applications Due April 13  3:00 p.m. – Mr. Ferrero 

Musical Performance Tryouts   April 20  2:30 p.m. – Lecture Hall

Graduation Speech Tryouts  April 21  2:30 p.m. – Lecture Hall


Financial obligations must be cleared and paid to the Student Store by May 5, 2017. Per District policy, the Student Store can only accept check or cash, which includes bills no larger than $20. Debt letters will be mailed home in April, as well as hand delivered to students in mid-May. If you are unsure whether you have outstanding debts, check with Mrs. Allen in the Student Store at 480-484-6848. It is your responsibility to verify your debt status.

If debts are unresolved at the time of graduation your diploma will be withheld.This policy is strongly enforced!


It is the student’s responsibility to present official verification of courses taken at institutions outside SUSD, including correspondence, online and community college. This must be reported to Mrs. DeVito in the registrar’s office no later than May 5, 2017.Students should order their final transcripts through Parchment at www.parchment.com. The cost of each official transcript is $5.00.

Senior Award Night

If your son or daughter has received a scholarship or award from any college or organization, please make sure that Mrs. Baumann or Mrs.Tallarico have been given the information. We do not want to miss any student during our Senior Awards Night. Please phone Mrs. Baumann at 480-484-6818 or Mrs. Tallarico at 480-484-6823 with your information. We will be asking for documentation via email or letter stating the award or scholarship your student has received, including the dollar amount. Students will be expected to wear dress attire (button down shirts, ties, dresses etc.) in accordance with the Uniform Code of Conduct. Students being honored at the Senior Award Night will receive a personal invitation. Ceremony will be held May 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. If your son or daughter is being awarded you will receive an invitation via mail.

Senior Award Night Practice   May 16 10:30 a.m. – Auditorium (go to 4th hour first for attendance)


The breakfast will be held on the CHS Campus on May 25th, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  After the senior breakfast it is Mandatory that all seniors participating in the graduation ceremony attend the graduation practice.  The practice will be held on the Coronado baseball field. Students are strongly advised to bring sun screen and water to the practice.


Seniors will take final exams on May 23rd and May 24th. Please click here to download the exact schedule. 

 The Graduation Ceremony

Graduation will be held at 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Due to construction on the Coronado Campus, graduation will be held at Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E Osborn Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.

Due to the change in venue, it may be necessary to have an additional meeting regarding the graduation ceremony information.                                                                                      

Beginning on April 28th, those needing handicapped seating must inform Ms. Cindy Allen 480-484-6848 as there will be assigned handicap seating in the stadium. Please make arrangements well in advance.

Graduates must meet behind center field in the parking lot by 7:00 p.m. on the night of graduation. *Maps to be distributed later.

Students will be in full graduation dress for the commencement ceremony. Graduates will be seated in the infield dirt and will not be allowed to leave until the conclusion of the ceremonies.

Cameras, air horns, noisemakers of any kind or anything that will detract from the graduation ceremony are not permitted. Reading of the last graduate name deserves the same quiet respect as the reading of the first graduate name.

Students are expected to follow the dress code guidelines in accordance with the SUSD Student Code of Conduct. Dresses/tops must have straps. No shorts, tank tops or t-shirts.

NO SPIKE HEELS are allowed on the warning track or the baseball field. Absolutely NO guests will be allowed on the stadium field after graduation. You will meet your family in the main concourse of the stadium AFTER the ceremony.


Diplomas will be handed out at the end of graduation on the baseball field from your line leader, however it is not necessary that they be picked up the night of graduation as they will be available the following day and during summer office hours. Diplomas are legal documents and will NOT be mailed to you. Parents may not pick up diplomas for students if the student is 18 years old. If students want to pick up their diploma on the evening of graduation they must do so within 15 minutes after the ceremony; otherwise, as stated above, they may be picked up in the Registrar’s office at a later date.

** If financial obligations are not met, your diploma will be withheld. Please make sure this is resolved before graduation night! **

Please be aware that the name on your diploma will be printed just as it appears on your birth certificate.


Grad Images will be photographing graduates as they receive their diplomas on stage. These photos will be available for viewing and purchase on-line a few days following the ceremony. You can log onto www.gradimages.com and register to receive your proofs via email. Grad Images can be reached at (800) 261-2576. All seniors must fill in an off-white or gray Grad Images postcard and return it to the front office ASAP.

 Project Graduation Party

Following graduation, there will be the much-anticipated Project Graduation Night at the Eldorado Boys and Girls Club. This event is free to Coronado graduates and promises to be a safe, fun-filled party with food, music, prizes and fun. Guests are welcome to attend for an admission fee of $30. The guest rate increases to $35 the day of the event. Check-in time is 10:30-11:30 p.m. Please RSVP by May 19 by turning in a registration form to the front office. Forms will be available in the front office. 

General Expectations

Each year a number of seniors do not graduate with their class because of a failure to meet the graduation requirements. Only those seniors who meet the Scottsdale Unified School District’s graduation requirements may participate in graduation ceremonies – THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. Please motivate your senior to do their best these final few days. We will be doing the same.

Senior students have been cautioned to abide by the SUSD Uniform Code of Student Conduct during the next few weeks. Student rights and behavioral expectations apply whenever a student is on school property, including school buses, in the vicinity of the school, at school activities, at school-sponsored activities and on the way to and from school. We are looking forward to these events and trust that you will find them to be rewarding and significant.

You may contact any of the following people for further information:

Mr. Ferrero, Assistant Principal 480-484-6830        

Krista Demetrulias, Administrative Assistant 480-484-6805       

Mr. Chamberlin, Guidance Counselor 480-484-6819