The 2020 Jackson Preparatory School graduation ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Trustmark Park in Pearl.
 
Graduates need to arrive at 6:15 p.m., and gates will open at 6:45 p.m. for guest entry.
 
At this time, we are requesting that each graduate limit their guest number to 6 people.  The maximum number of guests per graduate is 8 people.  It is preferred that your group enter together.
 
All guests must present a ticket and signed waiver to enter Trustmark Park.  To access the ticket request system and the waiver, use the links emailed to the Class of 2020 parents.
 
Jackson Prep will be live streaming the ceremony on JacksonPrep.Live for family and friends who are unable to attend next week’s graduation event.
 
If we are unable to host graduation at Trustmark Park due to inclement weather or changes in state or local orders regarding COVID-19, the graduation ceremony will be moved to Fortenberry Theatre at Jackson Prep. Should this move occur, the graduates and their parents only will be in attendance for the ceremony.
 
If you have questions, please contact Crisler Boone at 601.497.9085 or at cboone@jacksonprep.net.
 


Graduation F.A.Q.'s

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  • Q. WHAT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN?

    A: We are consulting the appropriate health and safety guidelines in preparing the venue for the event. We will be restricting person-to-person contact as much as possible by creating at least 6 feet of space between seating groups. Anyone exhibiting certain signs and symptoms identified by public health authorities will not be permitted to enter the facility. We are requiring that all guests practice social distancing and wear face coverings. 
  • Q. WHAT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS SHOUD I TAKE DURING MY VISIT?

    A: Consult current guidelines prior to arrival at the event. 
    Please see the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and the MSDH website at https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,0,420.html for more information.
  • Q. DOES EVERYONE NEED A TICKET?

    A. All guests must present a ticket and signed waiver to enter Trustmark Park.  An entire group can sign a single waiver.  If a group waiver is used, the group must enter at the same time. The waiver will be collected upon entry to the stadium.  

    To access the reservation system and the waiver, use the links emailed to the Class of 2020 parents.
     
  • Q. WHAT IS THE GRADUATE ATTIRE?

    A. Graduates may wear shorts under their robe.  Closed-toe shoes are required for boys.  NO flip flops are allowed.  It will be quite warm, and we encourage you to dress as comfortably as possible.  Boys must be clean-shaven and have an appropriate haircut.  

    Special graduation masks will be provided and will be given out just prior to the ceremony.

    All graduates should wear their robe, stole, and mortarboard.  Girls, please remember to wear the white collar that accompanied your robe.
  • Q. WHAT TIME DO GRADUATES ARRIVE?

    A: Graduates should arrive at 6:15 p.m. and go immediately to their staging area.
  • Q. WHEN SHOULD GRADUATES GET THEIR ROBE?

    A. Graduation robes were distributed in May.  If a graduate has not received their robe, he/she should call Tara McDaniel in the counseling office (601.932.8106, ext. 222) to get the robe before graduation.

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  • Q. WHEN DO GATES OPEN?

    A: Gates will open at 6:45 p.m. for guest entry.
  • Q: WILL CONCESSIONS BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE?

    A: Concession stands will not be open.
  • Q: CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND DRINKS?

    A: Aside from a clear, sealed bottle of water, outside food and drinks are not permitted. 
  • Q: ARE THERE ANY PROHIBITED ITEMS OR ACTIVITIES?

    A: Yes, the following items and activities are prohibited during your Trustmark Park visit:

    • Disorderly conduct
    • Food and drinks
    • Intentional or repeated failure to adhere to social distancing guidelines
    • Littering
    • Noisemakers
    • Balloons, confetti, streamers
    • Weapons of any kind, even if properly permitted or registered
    • Any item deemed inappropriate for this event by Trustmark Park staff. Please note that failure to follow these guidelines may result in ejection from the ballpark.
  • Q: ARE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ON-SITE?

    A: Yes, photographers will be on-site and allowed on the field. Horrell Photography will be taking pictures of graduates as they receive their diplomas.  These pictures will be available for purchase after graduation. 

    Candid photos will be taken throughout the Graduation Ceremony and will be made available to the Class of 2020 parents at no charge.
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3100 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: 601-939-8611
Mail: P.O. Box 4940, Jackson, MS  39296
Email: prep@jacksonprep.org