NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The coronavirus pandemic has affected students young and old. After dealing with at-home schooling for more than a month, and having no prom, seniors are now preparing for very different types of graduation ceremonies.
When it comes to commencement, the type of 2020 celebration being held depends on what school a student attends.
Here is a list of graduation plans for school districts across North Texas:
Aledo High School will host in-person graduation for the Class of 2020 on Friday, May 29 at Bearcat Stadium. The graduation will also be live-streamed.
Under the plan, individual seniors and up to five family members will take part in a graduation ceremony on a stage. Students will arrive at scheduled times and have a short video and photograph taken on the stage. They will then exit to the concourse where they will receive their official diploma.
The individual ceremonies will be held simultaneously on four stages. Video clips will be compiled into a searchable Class of 2020 graduation video and graduation portraits will be available as in previous years.
The class of 2020 graduation ceremony will be on Friday, May 22 at 8 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium. Gates will open at 7 p.m. If weather interferes the graduation will be moved to Saturday, May 23r d at 8 p.m.
The graduation ceremony will remain on May 22 and will take place in the Anna High School parking lot. Each senior will be allowed one vehicle and may fit as many people in it as legally allowed.
June 5 Lamar High School
June 6 Arlington High School
June 6 Seguin High School
June 6 Martin High School
June 7 Arlington Collegiate High School
June 7 Bowie High School
June 7 Sam Houston High School
Aubrey High School will hold its graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 20 at 8 p.m. at the Texas Motor Speedway. Information about tickets, parking, live streaming, dress code and other guidelines can be found online.
Boyd ISD Graduation for the Class of 2020 will be held in Yellowjacket Stadium on May 22, 2020 at 8:30pm.
The Burleson Independent School District will host commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2020 at Globe Life Field in Arlington on Saturday, June 6. Using the new stadium’s convertible roof, graduates and their families will experience the new ballpark before it opens.
Creekview, Newman Smith, Ranchview, Turner and Early College High School will each have an individual ceremony.
8:00 AM – Ranchview & ECHS
11:00 AM – Newman Smith
3:00 PM – Creekview
7:00 PM – Turner
Awaiting details from district
Announcing details on Friday
The graduation ceremony honoring the Cleburne High School Class of 2020 will take place Sunday, May 31 at 9:30 a.m. at Globe Life Field. Seating capacity in the ballpark will accommodate the graduates and the anticipated audience in attendance, while complying with safety and social distancing guidelines.
The Community Independent School District will hold have an in-person graduation ceremony on May 29 at Braves Field.
Coppell ISD will host virtual as well as in-person graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020. Virtual ceremonies will air during the originally scheduled dates for graduation. Two separate in-person ceremonies also will be held at Globe Life Park on May 31.
The virtual graduation for New Tech High will be on Friday May 22, and Coppell High School’s virtual ceremony will be on Thursday May 28.
Crowley ISD is partnering with Coyote Drive-In Theater in Fort Worth to host safe, in-person graduation ceremonies during the COVID-19 pandemic!
CHS: Sunday, June 14 at 9 p.m.
NCHS: Monday, June 15 at 9 p.m.
The Dallas Independent School District is holding virtual ceremonies held May 22-31. The ceremonies will run on a Dallas ISD Facebook page, and air on select Spectrum TV cable channels.
Ryan High School: Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Fred Moore High School: Friday, May 22 at 8:30 a.m.
Braswell High School: Friday, May 22 at 11 a.m.
Guyer High School: Friday, May 22 at 3 p.m.
Denton High School: Friday, May 22 at 7 p.m.
The DeSoto Independent School District will present graduation plans to the school board on May 18.
From a district spokesperson on 5/13: “We have not made a final decision on graduation just yet. I’m hoping that we’ll have an announcement this week. Our May 28 graduation has been officially postponed but we’re still working through a couple of options for a June date and location.”
All Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD high schools will graduate their Classes of 2020 on May 30 in an open-air celebration at the CTHS Stadium in Fort Worth.
Boswell High School — 8:00 am
Watson High School — 11:30 am
Chisholm Trail High School — 2:00 pm
Saginaw High School — 6:00 pm
Farmersville High School will be conducting a graduation parade on May 21 at 6 p.m. for our graduating seniors and will have a more formal graduation ceremony on July 14 at the Allen Event Center.
The Fort Worth ISD will celebrate the Class of 2020 with virtual graduations on Saturday, June 20. The following week students may also choose to participate in outdoor in-person celebrations at either Farrington Field or Clark Stadium from June 23-26.
Frisco ISD has partnered with Toyota Stadium/FC Dallas to host outdoor graduation ceremonies on May 29, May 30 and June 1, 2020.
The Garland Independent School District will host in-person and live video streamed graduation to celebrate and honor the Class of 2020. All the in-person high school ceremonies will be held at Williams Stadium.
June 7 Memorial Pathway Academy
June 8 Sachse High School
June 9 South Garland High School
June 10 Rowlett High School
June 11 Lakeview Centennial High School
June 12 Naaman Forest High School
June 13 Garland High School
June 14 North Garland High School
South Grand Prairie High School – Thursday, June 4
Dubiski Career High School – Thursday, June 4
Grand Prairie High School – Friday, June 5
Crosswinds Accelerated High School – Friday, June 5
Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy/Young Women’s Leadership Academy/Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute – Friday, June 5
The HEB ISD is partnering with Texas Motor Speedway to host in-person graduation ceremonies on the originally scheduled date of May 31, 2020.
L. D. Bell High School: Sunday, May 31 10:00 a.m.
Trinity High School: Sunday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m.
The Irving Independent School District will hold all high school graduations at Globe Life Field in Arlington.
Friday, May 29
MacArthur High School
Saturday, May 30
Irving High School
Nimitz High School
A Keene ISD spokesperson released the following statement: “We have a full person-to-person graduation scheduled for June 25th at our stadium. We will follow whatever guidelines are in place at the time. We are having a senior parade the night of the regularly scheduled graduation on May 21st at 6:00”
Globe Life Field
Seniors at Krum High School have the option of attending in-person graduation ceremonies at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The event will also be livestreamed on YouTube.
Awaiting details from district
SATURDAY, MAY 23
Hebron High School
Flower Mound High School
Marcus High School
SUNDAY, MAY 24
Lewisville High School
The Colony High School
Little Elm ISD will host graduation in-person as originally planned on May 21 at the Texas Motor Speedway. Graduates will accept their diploma in-person on “Victory Lane”.
McKinney ISD will have an in-person commencement ceremony at the McKinney ISD Stadium on May 28, 29, and 30. The plan allows each graduate and up to five family members (two vehicle limit) to take part.
North Mesquite High School
Poteet High School
Mesquite High School
West Mesquite High School
John Horn High School
Steele Accelerated High School: 8:30 a.m.
Byron Nelson High School: 11 a.m.
Eaton High School: 3 p.m.
Northwest High School: 7 p.m.
Academy High School
Friday, May 29, 2020
Plano Senior High School
Tuesday, June 2 & Wednesday, June 3
Plano West Senior High School
Thursday, June 4 & Friday, June 5
Plano East Senior High School
Tuesday, June 9 and Wednesday, June 10
The Richardson Independent School District is holding two separate graduation events in June and July. RISD IS CURRENTLY PLANNING TWO
From a district spokesperson on 5/14: “We are still ironing out the details of our graduation ceremony. I can share that we plan to hold graduation on June 22 in the late evening at our football stadium.”
Awaiting details from district