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High School Graduations

Congratulations class of 2019!

Superintendent Dr. Michael J. Martirano's Class of 2019 Graduation Speech

Commencement Ceremony Dates

View commencement schedule by day →


Free parking is available for all graduations at Merriweather Post Pavillion. Parking maps are available for each ceremony by selecting the box above for the appropriate school.

Color-coded areas on each map indicate where guests are directed to park. Please note the Patron Drop Off areas on Merriweather Way for where graduates may be dropped before families move to parking areas.

Viewing Graduations

Families of graduating seniors are provided ticket information by their child’s school. For all others, HCPSS will stream each graduation ceremony live online and will be available on demand within minutes of each ceremony’s end. HCPSS also will broadcast the ceremonies within 24 hours on HCPSS TV, cable channels 42 (Verizon) and 95 (Comcast).

Photography and Videography

Excited students during their graduation ceremony.

HCPSS will not offer DVD services for the 2019 commencements. Commencement ceremonies are public events and, as such, may be photographed or videotaped. HCPSS photographers and those contracted by the school system also take photos during the ceremonies. It is imperative that media and other photographers/videographers do not interfere with the official documenting of commencement events and observe the following guidelines:

  • Representatives of news outlets should wear their media ID badges in a plain sight. Upon arrival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on the day of the event, check in backstage with Ms. Anne Roy, the school system administrator who oversees commencement.
  • Follow Ms. Roy’s directions regarding where you will be permitted to stand in order to avoid interfering with the commencement activities.
  • No photos or video are to be shot from the stage unless special permission is obtained in advance through the Division of Communications (410-313-6682) and/or Ms. Roy. Special permission will not be granted on the day of the commencement.
  • Failure to follow these guidelines may result in removal from the premises.

HCPSS will take photos of groups of students prior to, and during each ceremony. Those photos will be available for viewing and/or download on the HCPSS Flickr site no later than Friday, June 7. Lifetouch will provide photographs of individual students receiving their diplomas. Photos will be available via the Lifetouch website 10 days after each ceremony. Complimentary proofs mailed to each graduate, with no obligation to purchase.

Thank you for helping us make HCPSS commencement ceremonies a positive, memorable event for our graduates and their families.