Graduation Portal

Drive Through Graduation

Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021

Time: 9am - 11am (arrive anytime in that window)

Location: Glendale Civic Center - Enter from Palmaire and 57th Ave

Submit a Shoutout or Speech: Record a short video on our dedicated Flipgrid page! Accepting submissions through June 3rd.
Password: congrats2021.

What to Wear: Graduates should come already dressed in their Cap and Gown. Check out this video on how to wear it. Grads can wear whatever they choose under their cap and gown but we recommend something comfortable and classy. Grads are welcome to decorate their cap as they wish so long as content is school appropriate.

Since you will be walking around outside, we recommend wearing flat shoes. We strongly recommend avoiding wearing heels.

Especially since the event is outdoors, masks will be optional.

Guests: The graduate should be in the front car. All guests vehicles should arrive at the same time. If you are waiting for anyone, please wait in a nearby parking lot. When you pull in, let us know how many additional cars you have.

Frequently Asked Questions

PREPARING FOR GRADUATION DAY

What are the graduation requirements?

Please speak with your academic coach or advisor about your specific school's requirements.

How do I order cap & gown?

Login to your Graduate Account for more information. Cap and Gown sizes were due March 25.

When can I pay for and pick up my cap & gown?

Reach out to your individual school (see below for contact information).

You will be able to pay in cash or check in person or you can pay with credit/debit card either over the phone or in person.

HHS: Caps and Gowns are now available! Come into the school to pay and pick up between 8am and 4pm.

HHSO: Caps and Gowns are now available! You can call us at 602-674-5555 to pay by credit card over the phone. When coming to pick up you cap and gown, please call ahead so that we have it ready for you when you arrive.

What should I wear to graduation?

Here are a few things to remember and consider:

  • Be comfortable!

  • Remember you will walk across the stage and need to wear shoes that you can easily and comfortably walk in. 

  • Consider the importance of the occasion! It is a time to celebrate your accomplishment. Dressing up on this day can make you feel distinguished and proud! Own it, you have earned it! Remember that your attire should be school appropriate and is something you could perhaps wear to a professional workplace.

  • Tassels are worn on the right side of your cap until the exciting moment that you are instructed to move it over at the end of the ceremony!

Can I decorate my cap?

Absolutely! Grads are welcome to decorate their cap as they wish so long as content is school appropriate.

GRADUATION DAY

When is Graduation?

The Drive Through Graduation ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 9 to 11am.

What will Graduation look like this year?

We'll be having a drive-through graduation at the Glendale Civic Center this year.

Graduates will be able to have any number of guest cars caravan when they walk across the outdoor stage.

Graduates should be in the lead vehicle. They will check in at the check in table, proceed through the Civic Center parking lot to a photo op, then proceed to the stage to walk across the stage, receive their diploma, and shake hands with the principal. Guest vehicles will be able to drive by and cheer for the graduate.

How many guests can I bring?

We are allowing an unlimited number of guests for graduation, however, all guests must be present before the graduate can enter the event. There is a vacant parking lot just west of the Glendale Civic Center that graduates can wait in until their guests arrive.

Are we having an in-person ceremony after all?

We looked into the possibility of holding an in-person ceremony either instead of or in addition to the drive through event but due to a number of factors it will not be possible.

We look forward to celebrating with you at our Drive Through ceremony!

Will there be speeches?

Speeches are an important part of Graduation. All graduates can upload their own short shoutout or speech through our special Flipgrid. Submissions will be accepted through June 3rd and will be shared through the graduation program and here on this site.
Password: congrats2021.

Will there be a tribute to Mr. Watson?

Mr. Watson was a valuable part of the Hope High School Online and Blueprint Education family. A student created bulletin board with memories of Mr. Watson will be displayed across from the stage at graduation. He will also be honored in the program.

Students who wish to further honor Mr. Watson are encouraged to do so through the Flipgrid.

AFTER GRADUATION DAY

When will I get my diploma?

HHS: Ms. Zoe normally has your diploma ready about a week after your official graduation date. Please call Ms. Zoe directly by calling the school at 623-772-8013 to check.

HHSO: Your academic coach normally has your diploma ready about a week after your official graduation date. Please call your coach directly by calling the school at 602-674-5555 to check.

Where can I find pictures from Graduation?

Right here on the Graduation Portal! Photos will be available about two weeks after graduation day. After August 2021, the photos may be moved under the "Previous Years" tab.