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Graduation 2024

2024 Graduation Guide

  • All products made in the USA
  • Cap and Gown fee $80 (All students must pay this through Balfour)
  • Announcements have the students name printed on the inside of the announcement along with the schools date, time, and location of graduation
  • Class rings starting at $239.95
  • Disposable ring sizers available upon request
  • Please place orders by March 1, 2024 
  • Orders can be placed at www.JDRGrad.com or by phone at 
  • 205-733-1060
  • New customer email address is jdrgradsupplies@gmail.com

Commonly Asked Questions

What cords are approved for graduates to wear during the graduation ceremony?

Ambassadors-Black bib with orange lettering

AP Capstone Certificate-Gray cord

AP Capstone Diploma-Stole

Business Academy-Medal with orange and black ribbon

Community Service for 80+documented hours - Lime green cord

Computer Science National Honor Society - Light blue and black cord

RC3 CTE Completers - pin

DECA Honors - Blue and white cord with DECA emblem

Engineering Academy-Black and orange cord

Family Consumer Science

Fine Arts Academy-Pink cord

Finley Character Award Winners-Gold medal

International Baccalaureate Courses-Medal and white tassel

International Baccalaureate Diploma-White stole and tassel

International Thespian Society-Blue and gold cord

Law Academy-Royal blue stole/orange silver cord for Mock Trial

Mu Alpha Theta-Blue and gold cords tied together

National Art Honor Society-Multi-colored cord

National Business Honor Society-Green and silver cord

National French Honor Society-Blue, white, and red cord

National Honor Society-Gold cord and tassel

National Honor Society for Dance Arts- Blue and white cord

National Latin Honor Society-Purple and gold cord

National Spanish Honor Society-Red and gold cord

National Speech and Debate-Grey and red cord

National Technical Honor Society

Peer Helping Completers - Navy and light blue cord

Senior Class Officers-Orange stole with gray lettering

STEM Honor Society and Team - Red, gold, and white cord

Student Government Association-Gray stole with orange lettering

When is Hoover High School Graduation?

HHS graduation is May 23, 2024, 6:00 PM, UAB Bartow Arena.

Do I have to attend graduation practice in order to participate in the commencement ceremony?

Yes, graduates must attend graduation practice in order to participate in the commencement ceremony. Graduates should report to the Ship at 9:15.  Practice will begin at 9:30.

What time should graduates arrive at Bartow Arena for the ceremony?

Graduates should arrive at The Ship by 5:15 PM.

Do my guests need an admission ticket?

Yes, graduates will receive 8 tickets to distribute to guests for admission to HHS graduation.  We do not have extra tickets.

When will the graduates receive the graduation tickets?

Tickets will be distributed to graduates during the mandatory graduation practice.

What time does general admission open for guests?

General Admission for guests begins at 5:30 PM.  Every guest must have a ticket in order to gain admission.  Admission for handicapped guests plus one other that have been registered through the google form begins at 5:00 PM.

How do I register a guest for handicapped parking/admission?

Complete the Handicapped Parking/Seating Reservation. Please note, this will allow the handicapped guest plus one other member of the graduation party admission beginning at 5:00.  More information will be provided to the person completing this form closer to the event.

Is there reserved seating for graduation?

For guests, seating is first come, first served.  There is no reserved seating available.

Where should guests park?

Parking is available in lots surrounding UAB Bartow arena.  There is limited handicapped parking in the lot next to the arena.

What type of gifts for graduates are prohibited?

No gifts of balloons or items that block the view of other attendees are allowed.  Noisemakers are prohibited and guests are asked to hold all applause until the last graduate’s name is called.

Will photographs be available of the graduation ceremony?

A photographer from Iron City Studios will be taking photographs of graduates as they receive their diploma.  Guests of graduates are not permitted on the arena floor.

Accommodations for Disability

Hoover High School is happy to provide assistance with handicapped seating for our wheelchair bound guests plus one other member of their family for the 2024 graduation ceremony.

To ensure early entry and seating, the guest requiring handicapped seating plus one other member of the party should arrive between 5:15 and 5:45 PM as general admission opens at 5:45 PM. All guests will require an individual ticket for entry.

To fill out a request for handicapped parking/seating, please fill out the following form.