What Is Grad Nite and Why is it Important?

Grad nite is a celebration for graduating seniors held on the weekend before their graduation.  It offers seniors a safe, sober, supervised, and fun place to celebrate with their classmates and friends.

Why is it so important?:
Statistics show that students celebrating on the evening of graduation can experience one of the most dangerous nights of their young lives.  Our goal is to provide a safe, sober and fun graduation related celebration. We want to help you make your senior’s high school graduation a memorable one - in a positive way.

            Teenagers and Alcohol Alcohol and Driving Statistics
  •  About 70% of high school students reported having at least one drink during their lives.6
  • Almost 1/5 of high school students reported riding in a car driven by someone who had been drinking.6 
  • About 8.2% of high school students reported driving after drinking alcohol one or more times.
  • 13.6% of 12th graders reported drinking and driving.6
  • In a national survey conducted in 2013, 22% of teens reported that, within the previous month, they had ridden with a driver who had been drinking alcohol. Among students who drove, 10% reported having driven after drinking alcohol within the same one-month period.1
  •  In 2012, 49% of teen deaths from motor vehicle crashes occurred between 3 p.m. and midnight and 53% occurred on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.2
  • In 2012, there were 10,322 people killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes, 31% of total traffic fatalities for the year.3
  • In 2012, there were 1,875 young drivers (15 to 20 years old) who died in motor vehicle crashes. Twenty-eight percent of them had alcohol in their system, even though they weren't of legal drinking age.4
  •  1/3 of alcohol-related traffic fatalities involving teens each year occur during the months of April, May and June (prom and graduation season).5

    Every 15 Minutes:
    Scripps Ranch High School, in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol and the Office of Traffic Safety hosted Every 15 Minutes; a program designed to educate students of the often-tragic consequences of drinking alcohol or texting while driving.