Project Graduation is the exciting annual after-graduation party for the newest graduates of SMCA. This amazing night of fun, food, music and prizes takes place in a supervised, substance-free environment.

Project Graduation keeps our kids and community safe on one of the deadliest driving nights for seniors nationwide by providing a fun alternative to student-run parties.

Graduates board buses at 10 p.m. on May 26th and are transported to a secret location, where the fun begins with laser tag, a money booth, bowling, karaoke DJ, video games, a hypnotist, a game show, and more! There will be food, food, and more food! Buses return tired graduates to school at 6 a.m. on May 27th.

Last year almost every member of the class attended the festivities.

Hats off to the generous sponsors of Project Graduation:

The Pitts Family
The Sotelo Family
The Watson Family
The Woods Family
The Lasita Family
Say Cheese Photo Booths
Waste Connections
The Dolce Family
The Jake Esparza Family
The Moyes Family
The Thompson Family

  • February 6th  - 100 Days Until Graduation
  • May 1st - Decision Day / College T-Shirt Day
  • May 2nd - Senior Blessing Mass
  • May 18th - Senior Reading Day
  • May 21st - 24th - Senior Final Exams
  • May 25th - Baccalaureate Mass
  • May 26th - 11:30 am Graduation
  • May 26th - 27th - Project Graduation


Thank you to the fabulous Project Graduation Committee! You did a great job!
  • Project Graduation Chair - Linda Knebel
  • Mum and Garter Sales - Keili Smith
  • Cafe Blue - Linda Knebel
  • Prizes - Sarah Harrod
  • Prizes - Laurie Moyes
  • Games Chair - Shelly Foreman
  • Swag Bag Chair - Susan Gilchrist
  • Logistics Chairs - Amy Dolce & Mary Pitts
  • Slide Show - Nancy McLemore
  • T-Shirt - Lani Hallermann
  • Security - Raul Ortegon


The senior class helps fund Project Graduation through poinsettia sales and Homecoming mum and garter sales. However, Project Graduation also receives support from parents, local businesses, and community partners. 

Thank you to community donors, including: 
  • All Star Burger
  • Bicycle Sport Shop
  • Double Dave's Pizza
  • Finish Line Carwash
  • James Avery
  • Jersey Mike's Subs
  • Jos. A Bank
  • Juiceland
  • Oh Yeah!
  • P. Terry's
  • Palms Car Wash
  • Target
  • Thundercould Subs
  • Yeti

Cafe Blue Meal Certificates

Thank you for supporting Project Graduation with Cafe Blue certificates! The sale was a success with 66 certificates sold. Thank you Cafe Blue for supporting Saint Michael's Catholic Academy!

Orion Piotrowski won the sales contest by selling seven certificates. Way to go Orion!