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Graduation 2024

Cap and Gown Pickup: 

  • Graduation cap and gown pick-up will begin on May 10th at 11am in the Competition Gym for those students who are not attending Field Day. Seniors attending Field Day will be assigned a pick up time on May 10th.
  • Seniors must pay Balfour the $80 graduation fee in order to pick up their cap and gown.
  • If you owe any money to HHS bookkeeping, library, lunchroom, athletics, choir, etc., you will not be given your cap and gown until you pay your fees. 
  • Students may only wear Cords and Stoles that are approved by Hoover High School. If you have any questions please contact the Honor Society or Organization in which you are a member at Hoover High School. Approved stoles are listed here:

Graduation Practice (Thursday, May 23rd): 

  • Seniors will arrive at the multipurpose gym at Hoover High School at 8:30 am. We will load buses to travel to Bartow Arena. ROLL will be taken when you load buses! 
  • All fees must be paid and Chromebooks returned prior to Graduation practice.
  • NOTE: as a reminder to parents planning family activities for graduation day, students will be involved in this MANDATORY practice until approximately 1:00 pm. Also, plan to have family activities curtailed by 5:00 pm so that seniors can arrive back at Bartow Arena by the required time of 5:00 pm.  
  • ALL GIRLS MUST WEAR APPROPRIATE HEIGHT HEELS (No stilettos or heels taller than 3 inches; Block heels and wedges are allowed) TO PRACTICE. You will practice walking in your heels at graduation practice. Graduates should be prepared to walk up and down stairs.  Please wear shoes that are comfortable walking in and wearing for an extended amount of time.

 Graduation Tickets: 

  • Each senior will be given eight (8) tickets. Graduation tickets will be distributed alphabetically the morning of graduation during the mandatory graduation practice. 
  • There are no extra graduation tickets. Please do not call or email for extra tickets. Lost tickets cannot be replaced, so please be very careful. Tickets will be issued to students ONLY and students must present their ID card in order to obtain tickets.
  • Students who still owe fees or have not returned their Chromebook will NOT be issued graduation tickets until after practice when fees are paid and their Chromebook has been returned.

Graduation Ceremony: 

  • Graduation will be held at Bartow Arena on Thursday, May 23rd at 6:00 pm. 
  • Graduates MUST arrive at Bartow Arena by 5:00 PM. DO NOT BE LATE
  • It is suggested that young men wear dress pants, dress shirt, tie, and appropriate shoes and young ladies should wear a dress/pants and shoes of appropriate height. 
  • Students should arrive in their cap and gowns (be sure to press or steam your gown).  
  • Students are prohibited from decorating any part of their graduation attire and students may only wear cords and stoles that are approved by Hoover High School. A list of the approved cords and stoles will be provided. If you do not comply with the dress code, then you will not participate in graduation. 
  • Doors for guests will be opened at 5:00 pm. 
  • Security will not allow saving/reserving seats or strollers, balloons or other items that impact the ability to see the stage. Please ask your student where they will be sitting in the arena so you know which side of the stadium to sit on. 
  • The ceremony lasts about 90 minutes. 
  • In order to avoid confusion and congestion, parents and guests will not be allowed on the arena floor at any time. 
  • Our seniors have responsibilities before and after the ceremony. Please plan to meet graduates immediately after the ceremony in a prearranged, designated area outside of the stadium.

Handicapped Seating: 

  • Hoover High School is happy to provide assistance with handicapped seating for our wheelchair-bound guests plus one companion for the 2024 graduation ceremony.  
  • For planning purposes, please complete the request for handicapped seating, by May 17th to ensure that we will have the name of your guest requiring handicapped seating on the early admission list.  
  • We will begin admitting those guests plus one other family member at 4:30 PM. It is recommended that they arrive as close to 4:30 as possible for ease of seating. 
  • Guests requiring a wheelchair must supply their own. 
  • All guests will require an individual ticket for admission to the graduation ceremony.

 Graduation Live Stream:

  • The Graduation Ceremony will be Live Streamed on the Hoover City Schools YouTube Page. A link will be shared closer to the ceremony. 

Graduation Pictures from Iron City Studios

  • To order photos from your Graduation Ceremony just text 90738 and enter code HOOVERGRAD24
  • You can then either upload or take a photo of your Grad and hit enter. The system will then use the facial recognition software to display all photographs of your Senior.
  • Just click on the photos to view, and purchase. These photos will then be sent right to your home.  

Diploma/Immunization Record Distribution: 

  • Graduates can pick up their diploma packets from Hoover High School beginning Tuesday, May 28th, 8:30-11:30 AM, 12:30-3:00 PM. (HHS is closed on Fridays and in the summer from 11:30-12:30)