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Senior & Graduation Information


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Graduation Updates

For our seniors and their families, we are getting closer to commencement on Thursday, June 3 at 9:00 a.m. at McEachern High School. We will continue to update the details for graduation on this page of the website. 

One important update is as follows: Due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cobb County School District was not able to finalize a commencement schedule prior to the printing deadline for graduation announcements for the class of 2021. Therefore, we printed the announcements without a specific date. Herff Jones has provided insert cards for graduates that would like to add the date and location of the ceremony with their graduation announcements. To request these inserts, please email Dr. Christi Osborne with your senior’s name and the number of announcements you ordered.

Graduates in the class of 2021 will each receive six guest tickets for family to attend commencement after adjustments were made to the seating configuration at Cantrell Stadium. Public health guidelines including, but not limited to, social distancing, face masks, and symptom screening will be implemented. The number of tickets is decided at the district level and not decided by the local high school. Tickets will be distributed on May 27 at Harrison High School. See distribution times in the calendar of senior events below.

Upcoming Events

  • May 17 and 18 - Senior Final Exams - Virtual
  • May 18 - Hoya Lights - Class of 2021 Family Celebration with Fireworks - 7:30–9:30 p.m. in the Stadium
  • May 27 - Pick up honor cords, graduation tickets, and stoles in the café. Please adhere to the following shift schedule to comply with social distancing.
    Senior Last Name Pick-Up Times:
    A–H - 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
    I–M - 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
    N–S - 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
    T–Z - Noon to 12:45 p.m.
  • June 3 - Graduation at McEachern High School Stadium at 9:00 a.m. (there will be no graduation practice)


The senior events listed above are funded via senior dues. Please visit the MyPaymentsPlus website to pay any outstanding senior dues.

Thank you to all who have already paid their dues. As a reminder, this is what your $75 senior fee covers: Hoya Pride t-shirt (if paid by September 4), senior spirit t-shirt (if paid by October 31), senior week activities as listed above, senior summit (may be combined with another activity), college application program fees, senior class of 2021 (all graduates listed) t-shirt (if paid by March 5), and Hoya Lights.

We are looking forward to celebrating the class of 2021, and we want to continue the process of planning events that meet health and safety guidelines. Please understand that during this time of COVID-19, schools are required to submit proposals for events to our district leaders.

Parent & Student Resources

Class of 2021 Graduation Information 

Congratulations, seniors! This past year has certainly presented challenges unlike any we have ever seen. But you made it, and we couldn't be more proud of all you've accomplished. So, without further ado, here are the long-awaited details for this year's commencement ceremony.

Graduation map

Please refer to the class of 2021 commencement information and schedule of activities packet for details regarding graduation.

  • Video coming soon!

Textbook & Laptop Return

Face-to-face seniors may return their textbooks and library books to the learning commons during the school day on Friday, May 14.

Virtual seniors may return their textbooks and library books to the learning commons on Tuesday, May 18 between noon and 2:00 p.m.

Seniors who have checked out county-issued laptops must turn them in to the learning commons on May 18 between noon and 2:00 p.m. (the same day and time when their textbooks and library books are due).