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High School Virtual Graduations

Congratulations class of 2020!

Virtual Graduation Schedule

View commencement schedule by day →

Select a school below to view scheduled graduations or archived videos.

Viewing Graduations

HCPSS will stream each graduation online. Viewers will access the online graduations at the school’s scheduled date/time by going to www.hcpss.org up to 10 minutes prior to each event. HCPSS also will broadcast the graduations on HCPSS TV cable channels 42 (Verizon) and 95 (Comcast).

Archived videos will be available soon after each graduation’s end on the HCPSS website at https://www.hcpss.org/commencements. While DVD services were discontinued last year, all virtual graduations will remain online for the foreseeable future.

Accessibility

For each high school graduation, HCPSS will feature online a video stream and a live textual transcript.

In addition, HCPSS will provide real-time virtual interpreting of each pre-recorded graduation during the scheduled time for that school's program. Interpreting will be only be available during the scheduled time and will not be recorded for future viewing. If you require access to a virtual interpreter please email the school principal as soon as possible.

Diplomas

Diploma distribution for the Class of 2020 will take place on:

  • Thursday, May 28 for Mt. Hebron, Reservoir, River Hill and Wilde Lake high schools, and
  • Monday, June 1 for Atholton (rescheduled from May 28), Centennial, Glenelg, Hammond, Howard, Long Reach, Marriotts Ridge and Oakland Mills high schools.

Students who are unable to attend diploma distribution on their assigned day should email the school principal for assistance.

Schools will distribute diplomas and any senior belongings left at school before the extended school closure. Items belonging to the school—such as textbooks, athletic equipment, and music instruments—should also be returned at this time. Each school will provide families with specific times and necessary details.

Staff will wear gloves and masks during distribution and collection, and seniors and their families are also asked to wear masks and comply with social distancing and other guidelines provided by the school.

Students who have borrowed HCPSS Chromebooks may continue to use them for any remaining school work over the summer, and will be provided with their diploma once the device has been returned.