Graduation Ceremony Info

Graduation Attire

All graduating seniors must wear caps and gowns and weather-appropriate attire underneath.

With a principal’s permission, students may be able to decorate their caps. Check with your principal for individual school guidelines, as principals have the final say on this matter. If students are allowed to decorate and the decorations on the cap are considered inappropriate or cause a distraction, the student will be asked to remove and replace their cap.

Students are allowed to wear their cords, medals, or stoles depending upon their clubs/organizations/honor societies they belong to. Hawaiian leis are allowed to be worn. Native American feathers, beadings and garments are allowed.

Students are not allowed to carry objects such as, but not limited to; flowers, umbrellas, stuffed animals, air horns, balloons, inflatables, etc.

For schools with outside graduation locales, flat shoes/sandals are recommended for walking on the turf field and on the stage.

Behavior Expectations

Seniors involved in pranks may be denied participation in Graduation activities. Any senior involved in damage to property or in actions which degrade the reputation of an individual or a school will be criminally charged and will NOT be allowed to walk with their class in the Graduation ceremonies.

Any student coming to a school activity, the Prom, Senior Banquet, Graduation practice or the Graduation ceremony under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be criminally charged and subject to District discipline policy. They will also be removed from all further senior activities. Students expelled during the school year will be denied participation in the Graduation ceremonies.

Hearing Impaired & Wheelchair Access

High Schools can provide a sign language interpreters for the Senior Awards assembly and the Graduation ceremony.

If you require wheelchair access and seating, please contact the school office before the graduation ceremony to sufficient space is reserved for