Senior Activities and Graduation
- Senior Awards Night - May 27
- Baccalaureate - June 2
- Class of 2020 Graduation - June 4
- Graduation Information and Activities for Seniors
- Graduation Guidelines for Parents and Guests
- Graduation Lei Sales
Please note that students may wear their gowns tonight, no caps. Please begin lining up in the back of the Field House at 6:30 p.m. The ceremony will start at 7 p.m. Families are welcome to attend and celebrate with your student!
What is a Baccalaureate?
In addition to the traditional commencement ceremony with its cap and gown and congratulatory handshakes, valedictorian speech (or speeches) and recognition of outstanding achievements, most high schools, colleges, and universities also have baccalaureate ceremonies. Formally defined as a religious service to honor the graduating class, in many institutions of higher education the baccalaureate has evolved into a quieter, more reflective event that focuses on students' personal growth and achievement.
Other special events during the baccalaureate often include performances by student choirs, vocalists, and musicians, which allows for more introspection for both the graduates and the attendees.
What should I wear?
Students should dress in appropriate attire under their academic regalia. We suggest that graduating men wear a dress slacks, a button-up shirt and tie; graduating women may wear either dress slacks and a blouse or a day dress. Neither hoods nor mortarboards are worn at Baccalaureate. No flip flops.
Please review all the information from the senior meeting on April 10, including an updated Senior Countdown Calendar, Graduation Expectations and Procedures, fliers regarding Baccalaureate and the Senior All-Night Party and information on all types of senior activities.
- Gates to the stadium will open at 2 p.m.
- There is open seating with no tickets required. Seating is limited.
- Graduates are expected to report to the Quad by 2:15 p.m.
- Handicap drop off is available along the access road, however, no parking is available there.
- Those unable to walk to and from their cars can take advantage of the golf carts running between stadium and the Auto Shop parking lot.
- Designated Handicap seating is limited and is located in the front rows of both sides of bleachers.
- No artificial noise makers are permitted and will be confiscated if used during the ceremony.
- A medical tent under the supervision of the Athletic Trainer will be on site located on the track under the tent.
- Water is available for sale at the concession stand.
- No one except for graduates and participants in the ceremony are allowed on the field. This includes before, during and after the ceremony.
Congratulations on your student's upcoming graduation from Homestead High School. As you look forward to the graduation ceremony, one way you can show your pride in their hard work is to present your student with a lei to wear after the ceremony. You can order your lei through the Junior Class graduation committee and pick up your fresh lei at the HHS Stadium snack shack right after the ceremony as you walk out.
ORDERS DUE May 15 (make sure to include your mobile number so we can reach you!)