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Class of 2024 Information

Class of 2024
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Important Dates

Friday, May 17 Seniors' Last Day of Regular Classes
Monday, May 20 High School Awards Ceremony
Field Day and last day complete coursework
Friday, May 24 Commencement practice
Sunday, May 26 Commencement, Hobart Arena at 2 p.m.





Event Details

Commencement Practice

All seniors that are planning on participating in the commencement ceremony must attend the entire graduation practice. Practice will start at 8:30 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. A light breakfast will be provided. At 10:30 a.m., we will board the buses to Hobart Arena. We will return to Covington High School by 12:45 p.m.


Hobart Arena will have abundant seating for us. There are no restrictions placed on the number of family and friends that can attend graduation.  Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Wheelchair seating is also available.  Doors will open to the public at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will last around one and a half hours.

Pictures may be taken after the exercises in and around the arena. Bring all your family and friends and join in the joyous celebration.

Students need to report to the designated area at Hobart at 1:15 p.m. Students will not be allowed to leave the group before graduation. We will have our own dressing rooms and restrooms. Beginning at 1:15 p.m., students will be separated from family and commencement ceremony guests until graduation is over. Graduates will line up for the processional at 1:50 p.m.

Commencement has a special meaning to all of us.  The moment of graduation marks a significant phase in the lives of both graduates and parents.  Graduation day is dignified.  It does require cooperation on the part of all of us to ensure a successful and enjoyable graduation.

In keeping with the dignity of the commencement ceremonies, the administration has the following expectations:

  • The audience and graduates shall not applaud or make noises when a graduate’s name is called.  Please be considerate of other people at the graduation ceremony. 
  • The audience shall remain in their seats during the processional and recessional. You may congratulate your son/daughter and their friends after the ceremony.
  • Cell phone use by students and/or their guests is not acceptable during the ceremony. 

Closing Information

Fees & Obligations

Seniors must have their class dues paid and are to clear their records of any fees, fines, dues, books, or supplies owed to the school by May 10. Unless this step is taken, one will not receive a diploma or transcript.

Grade Point & Rank in Class

The total eight-semester transcript, which is used following graduation, will be available the first week of June. An eighth-semester grade point average will be calculated for the final transcript.

Transcripts & College Notifications

Final transcripts and college notifications will be distributed using the information completed on the graduate's Post-Grad Form that is completed with the Guidance Office in May.

Student-School Responsibilities

All seniors are responsible for their behavior, conduct, and school property, as they normally have been for four years until the conclusion of commencement. This is important because some students feel that, when class is over on the last day, they have completed their obligation and responsibility.

Participation Expectations

Seniors eligible to graduate are expected to follow CHS rules and regulations and behave in a respectful manner. Participation in year-end graduation activities is a privilege and not a guaranteed right. Eligible students will receive a diploma; however, inappropriate behavior can result in a student being denied the privilege of participating in all year-end activities.

Any senior class member coming to commencement under the influence of alcohol or any non-prescribed drug will not be permitted to participate in the ceremonies.  Troy Police Department will be present at commencement to handle any disruptions.


Any day chosen as senior non-attendance day is unsanctioned and unexcused. The school cannot in any way be responsible for the health and safety of the senior students who choose not to attend school. Consequences for truancy will be the same as those listed in the Student Handbook.


Diplomas will be distributed at live commencement ceremonies. Please safeguard your diploma as there is no “replacement” diploma readily available.

Caps & Gowns

Seniors have had the opportunity to purchase caps, gowns, and tassels through Jostens.  Items ordered through Jostens have already been made available to seniors. Contact Jostens regarding gown size exchanges. Cap decorations are not permitted.

Do not use a hot iron on the gowns.  The material will burn very easily.  Try to steam out and/or hang on a hanger to get the wrinkles out.

Boys are to wear a shirt and tie, black pants, and dark shoes. Girls are to wear skirts, dresses or black pants.  Absolutely no jeans are to be worn under the gown. No corsages are to be worn on gowns.  Caps are to be worn level, not tilted to the side or back.  The tassel will be on the right side during the ceremony.  There is not to be anything written or marked on the top of the graduation cap. However, please DO write your name inside the cap so it can be easily claimed after the ceremony.

Seniors are not to bring valuables to the ceremony, as they will be left unattended in the back hallway during the ceremony.