The Convocation ceremony, an IMSA tradition, marks the beginning of the school year and serves to welcome students and staff to a community of scholars. This ceremony is both an announcement and affirmation of the Academy's identity and purpose. The ceremony also provides the members of the Academy the opportunity to establish and renew relationships with one another. This tradition expresses the spirit of a dynamic, learning community by establishing a formal celebration that sets the tone for the upcoming year.
Given the formal nature of the event, all students and staff are to be dressed appropriately; dress shirt and tie with dress pants for men; daytime dress, dress pants or skirt and blouse for women.
Jeans for staff or students are not appropriate attire.