2024 Graduation Information

We are currently waiting for information about when and where our graduation will be.  Below you will find information from last year that may help you in planning, but please note, at this time, we do not have any details for this year's ceremony.

Samantha Carter and Lisa Barksdale - Class Sponsors 
Colleen Adams, Jessica Burdette, and Deborah Reese - Graduation Coordinators 
Phillip Yarborough - Senior Class Asst. Principal

Graduation Ceremony

Date: Friday, May 31st
Time: 2pm
Location: UMBC - Chesapeake Insurance Events Arena, 1000 Hilltop Cir, Baltimore, MD 21250 

Important Information:

The important information we have right now is about Senior Fees - this includes order Caps and Gowns and ordering items through Jostens.

  • Senior fees include your cap and gown and other expenses related to graduation. You will be able to pay your senior fees online through Josten's website.

Calendar for Class of 2024


Event or Item and Description

Ongoing Josten's will be available to take orders for graduation announcements, class rings, and other Class of 2023 merchandise. You can also order these items by mail or online at www.jostens.com
2/13/2024 Student Speaker Meeting - All seniors interested in speaking at Graduation must attend this meeting at lunch in room 128. See Mrs. Adams with questions.
2/28/2024 Student Speaker Applications Due- All students applying to speak at graduation must complete and submit their application to Mrs. Adams
3/8/2024 Student Speaker Speeches Due - All students applying to speak at graduation must complete and submit their speech to Mrs. Adams.
3/15/2024 Last day to pay your Senior Fee through the Josten’s website Link, fees not paid will become an obligation. 
4/5/2024 SSL Meritorius Service - The deadline for the Certificate of Meritorius Service is April 5th - 240 SSL hours are required for this award. Please direct any questions about SSL hours to Ms. Miller, SSL coordinator.
4/9/2024 Senior Parent Meeting - students are welcome to attend, but are not required to attend. This will be about all things graduation. The meeting info will be posted after the meeting. 
4/19/2024 Prom - Pinstripes 11920 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852 from 8PM - 11PM
4/26/2024 Deadline for Extra Ticket requests for Graduation. To request extra tickets please complete the Google Form 
requesting extra tickets. Seniors will each receive a set number of tickets at the mandatory graduation rehearsal on June 1st, and we will distribute any remaining tickets equitably among those who request them by the deadline. We cannot guarantee that you will receive the full number of extra tickets you request, but we hope we can give one or two extra tickets to those who request them, you will be notified by Mr. Yarborough by May 5th in response to your request. 
4/26/2024 Deadline for Handicapped, Disabled, and Deaf/Hard of Hearing Seating Vouchers - If you have a guest in need of handicap accessible seating or deaf/hard of hearing special seating, the request must be made through the Google Form.  Vouchers are NOT tickets, each person who needs a voucher will ALSO need a ticket.  Vouchers will be included with tickets when they are distributed, the voucher will allow those guests entrance into the handicapped seating or deaf/hard of hearing seating with ONE person accompanying them, not the entire group.  Voucher requests will be verified via email by Mr. Yarborough by May 5th in response to your request.
4/30/2024 Last day checks will be accepted from seniors and their families. ONLY cash will be accepted after this date.
4/30/2024 SSL Hours - SSL paperwork due to Ms. Miller. Please direct any questions about SSL hours to Ms. Miller, SSL coordinator.
5/6/2023 Extra Tickets/Voucher Fulfillment - By this date  Mr. Yarborough informs parents that they will receive extra tickets and seating vouchers.
End of May Seniors will be able to pick up their caps and gowns at the end of May, place and time TBA. Seniors must have all obligations cleared, SSL Hours completed, and the senior survey completed in order to receive their cap & gown.
Week of May 20th Seniors will complete and submit Culminating Activities in ALL Class Periods 


Awards Ceremony – Honoree’s families will be invited by mail, but all families and students are welcome to attend and congratulate all our fine seniors!  The reception will begin at 6pm and the ceremony at 6:30pm.
5/24/2024 Sports Awards Night – All athletes and those Seniors receiving Awards are invited, Senior honorees and their families will be notified to attend.  All families and students are welcome to attend and congratulate our fine athletes! 
5/25/2024  Last Day for Seniors!!!  
5/30/2024 Graduation RehearsalALL GRADUATES MUST ATTEND REHEARSAL IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GRADUATION CEREMONY.  This rehearsal begins with a senior breakfast in the front of school at 7:00 am, and will last all morning.  Do not plan for any other event for this important morning.  Dismissal from rehearsal usually occurs at approximately 11:30 am or noon.  It is at this event that seniors will learn the procedures for the ceremony and other important information about the ceremony, receive their tickets for guests to attend graduation, and any final important business. Tickets will NOT be distributed before rehearsal, nor will they be distributed to students who do not attend rehearsal.
5/31/2024 Graduation at UMBC at 2:00pm – Seniors must be at UMBC to line up no later than 1:45 pm, but they are requested to be there at 1:15pm.