MIRA COSTA G.R.A.D. Nite 2017

Frequently Asked Questions:


When is G.R.A.D. Nite?
GRAD Nite 2017 begins with check-in at Mira Costa High School Auditorium on the night of graduation, usually around 8:00 p.m. In the past, hypnotists have performed while students check in and are sorted for buses. Students will return to MCHS between 4:30 and 5:00 am the next day.

What is G.R.A.D. Nite?

It is an all-night safe and sober celebration for graduates of MCHS Class of 2017. Attendees are bused to a private venue where they may participate in games, music, dancing, and many other surprise activities. If a student becomes ineligible to walk at graduation, then he/she cannot attend GRAD Nite. No refunds will be given for any reason.

How do I buy a ticket?

Ticket Order/Consent and Release Forms are available in the school office or printable online on this website, or you may pay by check payable to “MBX Foundation” . Please send form – and check (if paying by check) – to GRAD Nite 2017, PO Box 1079, Manhattan Beach, CA 90267 or drop in the GRAD Nite box in the school office. Ticket Order and Consent forms must be completed and sent in, whether paying by check or credit card.

​​How much does a ticket cost?
There are two types of tickets: Senior Packages and tickets alone. The Senior Package is $250 and includes a donation and special edition sweatshirt. The ticket by itself is $165. There are no physical tickets issued; those who purchase Senior Packages or tickets will have their names on a list at check-in.

"What if we cannot afford the ticket?
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It is our goal to have all graduates participate in GRAD Nite 2017. Assistance is available to students who are unable to meet the ticket price. Students seeking assistance should contact their educational adviser or Vice Principal, Deborah Hofreiter for further details. Recipients will be kept confidential.

​Where is G.R.A.D. Nite 2017?
It’s a secret!!! We want all of our participants to be surprised! The location is always kept a secret to ensure the safety of the students and eliminate uninvited participants.

What should grads wear?
Casual clothes are recommended, and the MCHS dress code will be observed. Students should bring a sweatshirt or jacket and will have access to a supervised coat check for their belongings.  Shoes must be worn at all times.

What if my graduate has another party to attend the same evening?

Students will not be allowed to arrive at or leave the venue except by GRAD Nite buses. If a student is late and misses the bus, the grad will not be able to attend. No refunds will be given.

​What if my student has food allergies or special medical needs?

Students will enjoy many “favorites” including vegetarian selections. We cannot guarantee the foods are prepared in a peanut free environment and so we cannot accommodate any special food requirements or allergies. However, if special medicine or other special needs must be addressed, please so indicate on the Consent and Release Form. We want to try to accommodate these needs so that all grads can attend.

Can grads bring cameras?
Students are encouraged to bring a disposable or digital camera. Please label the camera with the student’s name. Grads will not be able to bring in any cell phones with camera features.
I have a question, who do I contact?
Please forward all questions to Grettel Fournell at gfournell@aol.com or Claire Worch at claire.worch@gmail.com