8th Grade Promotion

Welcome to our promotion page!
Promotion is an event that celebrates the culmination of our 8th-grade students. It is our hope that the students understand how much we have cherished them as a part of our community and that they return to help us grow our next leaders. As they venture off to high school we send them off with a dance, brunch, & awesome promotion.
Arleen Lemus | Administrator of Secondary Education
Promoting Class of 2023 Dates to Remember:
Dates for the following activities are TBD:
Knotts Berry Farm 8th grade Trip
Dates for the following activities are tentative:
8th grade Dance: Friday, June 2, 2023
8th grade Brunch: Tuesday, June 6, 2023
8th grade Promotion: Monday, June 5, 2023
Citrus College: Haugh Performing Arts Center
5:00 - 7:00pm
  • Every living body will need to have a ticket to enter the Center. Each student will receive a guaranteed 8 tickets.
  • Parking cost $5

Promotion is going to be here in a flash! June 5. 2023. is going to be here sooner than we know it. The parent committee is starting to prepare for the amazing upcoming activities for your 8th grade students. Below you will find a list of activities that we are planning:

  • 8th Grade Dance
  • 8th Grade Brunch
  • 8th Grade Promotion

In hopes of providing our students with a lasting memory we are asking for donations to help cover the cost for the above activities. Our 2023 budget is approximately $7000. We have calculated that if every student donated $40 most of our costs would be covered. However, please feel free to donate whatever suits your budget! Every little bit helps, even if you can donate a little each month!

Your generous donation in the form of cash or check on behalf of the Class of ‘23 is greatly appreciated. You may turn it in to your students HB teacher or to Ms. Lemus.


Please make checks payable to SJCA PTO.

100% of your donation will be used for 8th Grade Promotion Activities & gifts for your student(s).

Promotion Details:
Dress Code | 
  • Boys must wear dress pants (khakis are fine) or black jeans and a collared shirt; jackets are optional.
  • Girls are to wear a dress or nice pant outfit. (Girls may wear summer dresses that would be appropriate for an afternoon party. Strapless or one strap dresses are inappropriate for a Junior High ceremony).
  • Dresses off-the-shoulder styles or halter-tops, should be worn with a jacket and necklines should not be low-cut (shawls are not acceptable replacements for a jacket).
  • Please, no tuxedos or semi-formal dresses.
  • Blue jeans, shorts and sweat pants are not to be worn.
  • Students are asked to wear clean, neat clothes to the Eighth Grade Promotion and Dance. Clothing is expected to conform to the SJCA Dress Code with the exception that young ladies may wear dresses with shoulder straps provided they are appropriate.
Achievement Awards | Given out at promotion *not limited to:
  • Core Subject
  • Specialist
  • Core Value
  • Student of the Year
  • Principal Honor Roll (4.0 – 8th-grade year)
  • Presidential Award (4.0 – 6th thru 8th grade)
  • Presidential Award (3.9 - 6th thru 8th grade)