Graduation Ceremony Information
Date: Friday, June 2, 2023
Time: 9am - 12pm (arrive anytime in that window)
Location: Glendale Civic Center - 5750 W Glenn Dr, Glendale, AZ 85301
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.
Shoes: Since you will be walking around, we recommend wearing flat shoes. We strongly recommend avoiding wearing heels.
Stoles/Garlands/Flowers: Some students may wish to wear a custom stole, garland, or flowers over their gown. If anything is decorated, please just keep it school appropriate.
Guests: All guests should arrive at the same time. If you are waiting for anyone, you can wait in front of the building.
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.
All requirements must be completed by:
Friday, May 26th to be included in graduation programs and materials
Friday, May 26th to participate in the graduation ceremony
How do I order cap & gown?
Hope High School: Advisors will measure students upon graduation and cap and gown can be paid for in the school office prior to pickup.
Hope High School Online: Cap & Gown can be ordered through our school ordering portal from March 22-May 8. Link will be posted here and sent to all grads.
How much does the Cap and Gown cost?
The graduation package costs about $35+tax+shipping.
This includes the color-coordinated cap, gown, and tassel for your school AS WELL AS downloads of professional photos from graduation.
This is required to be paid prior to participation in graduation.
How can I make a payment?
Hope High School: Pay in cash or card in the school office.
Hope High School Online: Order your cap and gown directly through the ordering portal which will be available from March 22-May 8.
What should I wear to graduation?
Here are a few things to remember and consider:
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 for your big moment!
Can I decorate my cap?
Absolutely! Grads are welcome to decorate their cap as they wish so long as content is school appropriate.
When is Graduation?
The Graduation ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 2, 2023 from 9 to 12pm.
What will Graduation look like this year?
We'll be having a "walk-through" graduation at the Glendale Civic Center.
Graduates will be able to have any number of guests who will get a front row seat when they walk across the stage!
Graduates will need to wait until all guests are present before entering. They will check in at the check in table, proceed to a photo op, then proceed through the main hall to walk across the stage, receive their diploma, and shake hands with their principal. Guests will be with the graduate until just before they walk across the stage and will have "front row" visibility to take as many photos as you wish. Afterwards, guests will meet up with their graduate in the terrace garden for additional photo opportunities and visiting.
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. Graduates can wait in the parking lot or just outside the building to wait for their guests.
Is there parking available?
Yes! There is plenty of free parking available in lots and a structure nearby the Civic Center.
Can I bring balloons?
No, our venue does not allow balloons inside. Feel free to leave these in your vehicle or outside the venue.
Can I bring/use confetti poppers?
No, our venue does not allow confetti or confetti poppers inside or around the venue due to the difficult cleanup. We recommend saving these for home photo shoots and celebrations.
Can I bring snacks or drinks in while we wait?
No, the venue does not allow any outside food or drinks to be brought in. There are water fountains available in the hallways of the venue.
Feel free to leave snacks and drinks in your vehicle.
AFTER GRADUATION DAY
When will I get my diploma?
Hope High School: Mr. B normally has your diploma ready about two weeks after your official graduation date. Please call the school directly at 623-772-8013 if you have not yet received it.
Hope High School Online: Your academic coach normally has your diploma ready about two weeks 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 2023, the photos may be moved under the "Previous Years" tab.
Ms. Jessica - 602-674-5555 x4832
Ms. Arianna - 602-674-5555
Ms. Wilma - 602-674-5555
Mr. Aguilera - 623-772-8013 x4875
Mr. Junio - 623-772-8013 x2747
Mr. Portillo - 623-772-8013 x4881
Mr. Buehnerkemper - 623-772-8013 x4870