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Register for Project Grad

Register now for Project Grad!

Project Grad is on May 30th at Octane Raceway, immediately following graduation. 

Entry is $100 if registered by May 15th.  After May 15th, the entry price will increase to $150.  NO same day registrations will be accepted.

Scholarships are available.   Please contact Michelle Carr at with questions. 

Registration payment covers all activities including bus transportation to and from the event, food, drinks, Octane Raceway racing, games, and incredible raffle prizes.  Grads will not need money at the event.

Graduation Information for Seniors and their Parents

Parents of seniors, please plan to attend the graduation meeting Thursday, April 18 at 5:30pm in the Auditorium. Information about graduation and Project Grad will be discussed. CHAPTS will be selling clear bags, which are required at ASU Wells Fargo arena, for $10 in the auditorium lobby. In addition, you can purchase a legacy brick for your graduating senior. Stop by the CHAPTS table to learn more.

Have you considered volunteering for Project Grad? It’s a fun way to spend the evening with your graduate and their friends. We are in need of casino volunteers, food help during the event, tattoo volunteers, raffle volunteers and more! Check out our sign up list here and find a place to help us out. We really appreciate it and so will all the graduates!

Save the Date: Presentation on Vaping and E-Cigarettes March 6 at 1:30pm

Chaparral would like to extend an invitation to parents to join our teachers and staff for a presentation from the AZ Attorney General’s Office on the dangers associated with vaping on March 6, which is an early release day.

The AGO e-cigarette and vaping presentation is designed primarily for youth from 12-17 to provide an overview of e-cigarette products, how they have developed, where they fall in laws regarding tobacco products, and the questions that have law enforcement and public health officials concerned about their impact on teens.  We will discuss the impact of nicotine on developing brains, the uncertainty around chemicals used as flavoring, the reality of the extremely high nicotine content that state lab testing has found in e-cigarette products confiscated from youth, and the potential for devices to explode.  One of the most effective prevention education strategies for traditional tobacco is to provide youth with information about how the tobacco industry historically targeted youth in its advertising and lied to the public about the addictive and deadly nature of its products.  In this presentation we discuss e-cigarette marketing practices such as cartoon mascots, video game themed liquids, and candy flavors.  We also provide information on the signs and symptoms of nicotine poisoning and addiction and discuss the potential criminal penalties for minors who are caught using or possessing tobacco products.  

Who: Cocopah, Copper Ridge, Chaparral staff, teachers and parents

What: Vaping Presentation by Erika Mansur / Tobacco Enforcement Unit Attorney at Arizona Attorney General’s Office

When: 03/06/2019, 1:30pm

Where: Chaparral Auditorium

Project Grad Volunteers Needed

Thursday, May 30 – times and locations vary
Project Graduation is a fun, safe all night party for our graduating seniors.  This year’s Project Graduation will be held at Octane Raceway (Indian Bend Road and Loop 101).  It begins immediately after graduation at approximately 8:45pm on Thursday, May 30 and ends Friday, May 31 at 1:00 a.m. Parents are needed to help organize and volunteer to ensure a successful, fun and safe graduation party for our seniors.

We need help before the event:

  • Food Committee: Help solicit food donations before the event

We need help the day of the event May 30:

  • AM Set up – Help move items from Chaparral to Octane. Takes approximately 2 hours starting around 8:30am.
  • PM Set up at Octane – Help with the final set-up from approximately 6pm-8:30pm. Including blowing up balloons, setting up signs and general set up.
  • Student and Bus Check-in at Wells Fargo – Approximately 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Food Pickup – Picking up food and transporting it to Octane approximately 6:30pm-8:30pm.

We need help at the event: May 30, approximately 8:15pm – 1am

  • Tattoos – Work the henna tattoo area. No artistic ability is needed. We will train you and it’s very easy. (15 people)
  • Food Area – Help with serving and supervising the food area (8 people)
  • Raffle Area – Oversee raffle tables and raffle drawings (4 people)
  • Games – Assist with Left/Right/Center and Bingo (4 people)
  • Casino – Help in the casinio area with chips and dealing blackjack (20 people)

We need help with tear down May 31 –

  • Tear down and transport items back to Chaparral. Approximately 1-2:30am.

To Sign up to Volunteer go here
For more information please contact Carla Monson –

You will be amazed by this great event and the appreciative smiles of the graduates!

Thank you for your help!!

Project Grad Meetings Kick-Off January 14 at 5:30pm

Join us tomorrow, January 14, at 5:30pm in J600 for the first Project Grad meeting. We have a fun, energetic committe who is working on this amazing event for our seniors and can use your help.  Everyone is welcome (even parents of seniors).  We need all sorts of help for this event on May 30 from 9pm-1am.

Project Grad is the all night drug-free, alcohol-free, tobacco-free graduation party sponsored by CHAPTS at Octane Raceway.  There is food, over 90 raffle prizes, henna tattoos, a photo booth, bingo and other games, car racing, a virtual reality room, bowling, casino games and so much more! Our goal is 100% attendance by the graduating senior class. Everything is included in the registration fee, and scholarships are available.