Student Expectations for Graduation Ceremony
Graduation from high school is an event which comes only once in a lifetime. The graduation ceremony is to acknowledge both the efforts of the student and the community, through their support in providing thirteen years of public education. It is a time to allow family, friends, and the community to share in students achievements. Students, as well as parents, relatives and friends, deserve a graduation ceremony that is dignified and memorable. In effect, it is a rite of passage into adulthood. In order to participate, seniors must adhere to the following guidelines:
• Cap and Gown for all students
• Girls are expected to wear dresses or dress slacks and appropriate shoes or dress sandals.
• Boys are expected to wear dress trousers, dress shirts, ties, and appropriate dress shoes and socks.
• Decorations for mortar boards must be appropriate and not exceed the height of the board.
• Shorts will not be allowed.
• Athletic shoes or flip flops are prohibited.
• If you need assistance with any of these items please notify your counselor or an administrator ASAP. We will assist with any needs.
DO NOT JEOPARDIZE YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE GRADUATION CEREMONY BY FAILING TO FOLLOW THE DRESS CODE!
Any misconduct by graduates during the ceremony, in addition to embarrassing families and classmates, will result in disciplinary action. Individual diplomas will be withheld until an appropriate amount of school service has been performed over the summer. Seniors should conduct themselves in a way that will bring credit to themselves and to their classmates. This ceremony is not the place for foolishness, pranks, rude behavior, or other disruptive acts.
Failure to meet these expectations will result in disciplinary action, which may include removal from the ceremony, and/or a conference with school officials before a diploma is issued.
Seniors - here are some helpful links:
Seniors planning on attending college next year:
It is time to start the college application process. For more information, see "Applying to College" here on our site.