2023 Graduation Guidelines

  • Graduation Guidelines:

    May 4 -27, 2023

    Dear Graduates,

    Congratulations to all of our LCS 2023 Gradstars! We are extremely proud of your accomplishments and we know that your future is very bright. This year, we are pleased to provide our graduation ceremonies at Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. To that end, please review and acknowledge the following guidelines in order to participate in your graduation ceremony:

    • Graduates should arrive at Donald L. Tucker Civic Center at least one hour before each ceremony begins. Please allow for traffic as the ceremony will start on time.

    The parking lot will open at 5:30 p.m.

    • Please leave all personal items with family/non-graduate friends (cell phones, backpacks, bags, etc.).
    • You will not be allowed to enter the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center with any items but your cap, 2023 tassel, and gown.
    • Participating graduates will be pre-screened/vetted before entering the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.

    Each graduate MUST bring his/her cap, 2023 tassel, and gown in order to be allowed to enter the graduation line-up and ceremony.

    • In order to ensure the safety of each graduate, we are suggesting that all graduates wear flat shoes that are well-secured to the feet.
    • All LCS Student Code of Conduct expectations and policies will be strictly enforced.
    • Smoking, vaping, and alcoholic beverages will not be allowed during this LCS-sponsored event.
    • Please ensure proper nutrition, hydration, and personal care needs are addressed before attending the ceremony as no food/drink will be allowed on the arena floor.
    • Not adhering to these expectations and procedures may jeopardize the receipt of a student's high school diploma.
    • Guests of graduates can enter the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center starting one hour before each ceremony begins. Please note that Donald L. Tucker Civic Center staff members will search bags and provide a metal detector scan before entering the venue, as is done for all events.
    • For guests not able to attend the in-person ceremony: each graduation will be live-streamed on the Leon County Schools Facebook page (@LeonSchools).

    For graduates and guests before and after each ceremony: Please tune-in and call-in to the Real Talk 93.3 radio show to share and listen to congratulatory messages. 
    Graduates and guests are encouraged to share his/her graduation experience via social media AFTER the ceremony. Please use #LCSGrads2023 when tagging pictures. 

    For the most up-to-date graduation information, including these guidelines, be sure to visit https://www.leonschools.net/lcsgrads2023 .

    We are looking forward to seeing our Gradstars shine! 

    Rocky Hanna
    LCS Superintendent