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About Project Grad



Project Grad is an all-night drug- and alcohol-free graduation party hosted by POP at Dave & Buster’s Desert Ridge that is 100% free for all Seniors to attend on the night of the graduation ceremony. There are free games, free snacks and sodas, and thousands of dollars in cash and prizes given away every hour! It is truly a time-honored Pioneer Senior tradition.


POP is in the final planning stage for our Dave and Busters Project Grad Celebration on Thursday, May 23rd. This takes a huge effort on all our parts to pull this final celebration for our Seniors. We need approximately 75 volunteers that evening, and we would love to see our under classmen parents volunteer.  This is a great way for underclassman parents to pay it forward and check out what Project Grad is all about. Please check out our Volunteer Sign Up Genius and volunteer with a friend.


All volunteers There is a mandatory meeting May 20th at Dave & Busters.  We are asking that volunteers arrive at 6:00pm to walk through where you will be volunteering and get instructions from your committee lead. This meeting will help grad night run smoothly and to go over any questions.

It takes approximately $60,000 to host this event for our seniors making it a fun night for everyone with 80+ prizes given away every hour! If you can help out, we have an Amazon Wish List Link with large and small prizes that we collect and purchase to keep the students wanting to stay ALL night. Or Donate Directly On the Website to help us with more prizes.

Project Grad is an extraordinary event that keeps our seniors safe after graduation. It is an all-night, chaperoned, alcohol and drug free celebration held at Dave & Buster's following the graduation ceremony. We are proud to be the only high school in the PVUSD, and one of the only public high schools in Arizona to offer this event free of charge to our seniors.

Questions and Answers

How much does it cost for my senior? 

Can I bring a guest? 

Is it a lock-in? 

What time does it start? 

What time does it end?

What prizes are there? 

How do I win prizes? 

What is there to do at Dave & Busters? 

Will there be food? 

Low battery on phone? 

My cross bag has things I need, why do I have to check it?  

It’s free for all seniors.

Yes. Guests may attend Project Grad with your graduate. Your child will need to purchase a Guest pass for $50 in the school office. Guest Tickets will go on sale May 1st. Guest passes will also be available at the event. Guests will enjoy all the amenities that this event off­ers, but no guest will be eligible to win prizes. Please make checks payable to: Parents of Pinnacle. Guests will be required to show a driver's license prior to being admitted. Age 17-20.  Guests must follow all the rules.

No. While this is not a lock-in party, any senior must be present to win a prize. Thousands of dollars in prizes will be given away!  Once the student leaves, No re-admittance to the party is permitted. It is the sole discretion of the chaperones and Dave & Buster’s staff­ regarding behavior during the party.

Doors will open at 10pm if all the volunteers are in place.

Around 5am

Check out above for a list of prizes.

Every senior is given a ticket for the Grand prize 4am drawings. For the 12am, 1am, 2am & 3am drawings, you can play “minute to win it” for tickets to put in the drawings.

The seniors have the whole building to roam.  Upstairs: unlimited video games, Black Jack tables with teachers as the dealers, pool tables.  Downstairs: Bowling, minute to win it games, pool tables, quiet room with board games, 360 photo booth

Yes. Unlimited sodas. Unlimited candy. Finger food selection, such as mini burgers, pizza bites, chicken bites, fries, mac & cheese. Unlimited cake!

No problem, we have 3 charging stations available with android and iPhone chargers. 1 in the black jack room and 2 in the big room that you enter in.

We have a bag check area as soon as you walk in.  The bathrooms are stocked with supplies, deodorant, lotion, female products. You can get into your bag any time during the night, it must stay at the bag check area. 

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