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Graduation 2020

Graduation Information

Senior Fees: What to pay and when to pay.

Fees cover: Cap, gown, tassel, diploma, diploma cover, program, alumni tee (if paid by December 18) and ceremony expenses.

Payment Schedule
 August 24 - September 30 $125 Cash or Check
 October 1 - December 18 $150 Cash or Check
December 19 - February 13 $175 Cash Only - No Alumni Tee 
After February 13$200 Cash Only - No Alumni Tee 

Why should I dress in formal attire?

Graduation is a celebration for the entire class, not the individual. The formal attire worn by a graduate is the most iconic graduation tradition. The robes and caps are inseparably tied to the event. The idea of graduates wearing academic robes dates back to the 12th and 13th centuries. Oxford and Cambridge were the first recorded schools to standardize the long gowns to represent unity during graduation. The square cap symbolizes the square shape of the quad on Oxford's campus.

In an effort to formalize Central High School's graduation ceremony, students and faculty are asked to unify in formal dress so the graduate, not the attire, is the focus of the event.

Formal clothing will be provided to students with limited resources. See Ms. Allen in the guidance office.

What do I need?

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Formal Girls Attire

Formal girls attire includes a black dress, at or above the knee, and black dress shoes.

Note: the higher the heel, the more difficult it will be to walk throughout the ceremony.

Wear the dress shoes you plan to wear for the ceremony, to practice the day before. If your feet are sore, or if you have difficulty walking on the various surfaces, have a back-up pair of black shoes planned.

Formal Boys Attire
Formal boys attire includes a white, long-sleeved dress shirt, black pants, black belt, black socks, and black shoes. A dark or small print neck tie or bow tie is required.
  • Graduation: Monday, May 24
  • 7:00 p.m. Roy Richards Stadium, Central High School campus
  • Graduation Practice: Thursday, May 20, 10:00 a.m., Roy Richards Stadium


Cap & Gown Delivery

  • Wednesday, April 14 ~ All lunches
  • Senior packet distribution with graduation tickets: TBA late April
  • Formal senior class photo on football field in cap and gown: TBA late April
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