2021 WCHS Parent and Student Graduation Information

April 26, 2021

2021 WCHS Parent and Student Graduation Information

General Information

***In order to participate in the graduation ceremony:

  • You must have met all graduation requirements.
  • Must be cleared of all school related debt. Checks and debit/credit cards will not be accepted after Friday, April 30th, 2021. Only cash and money orders can be used.
  • You must attend and participate in graduation practice.
  • You must purchase and wear a 2021 WCHS cap, gown and tassel.
  • Diplomas will be available for pickup May 28, June 1, June 2 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Graduation Practice

  • May 24, 7:30 AM (Last names A-G) practice for 9:00 graduation.
  • May 25, 7:30AM (Last names H-O) practice for 11:30 graduation
  • May 25, 11:00AM (Last names P-Z) practice for 2:00 graduation.
  • Must be cleared of all school related debt to participate in graduation practice.  Only cash and money orders can be used.
  • A meal will be provided prior to graduation practice.
  • Chords will be given out at practice.
  • Students will have the opportunity to leave their signature and handprint on a ceiling tile after graduation practice.
  • Transcript requests will be available. Digital copies are free, but paper copies will be $2 each.


Wednesday, May 26th at 9:00 am, 11:30 am and 2:00 pm at the APSU Dunn Center

  • All students must arrive at the Dunn Center 1 hour prior to the start of their ceremony.
  • Students need to be appropriately dressed with their cap and gown ready or on.
  • Cap and gown may NOT be decorated.
  • No guest will be allowed on the graduation floor.
  • There will be no personal items allowed on the graduation floor prior, during or after the ceremony.
  • No air horns, cell phones, purses, silly string, noise makers, beach balls or other distracting items will be allowed on the graduation floor.
  • Students should remember the serious and formal nature of the graduation ceremony.
  • Students are to remain in their seats and file out in reverse order at the end of the ceremony.

Graduation Attire:                                                          

  • Mask                                                                              
  • Dress shoes with a back
  • Dark pants with collared dress shirt and tie
  • Dark pants with a blouse
  • Dress/top must have straps
  • Dress/skirt must be at least mid-thigh
  • No flip flops
  • No shorts

Cords and Stoles

The following have been approved for graduation:

  • Honors, Highest Honors, and CMCSS Academic Awards Recipient Cords
  • Ready Graduate Cords
  • Those earned through being a member of a nationally and CMCSS recognized academic honor society; such societies are distinguishable by having a minimum academic measure for acceptance such as a required GPA.
  • Those earned by completing a course of study as a member of one of the CMCSS High School Academies.
  • Those earned by having successfully completed JROTC for the duration of their high school career.
  • Those earned by successfully completing the Gold Standard of the CMCSS Work Ethic Distinction.
  • The following sashes or stoles may be worn:
    • Those affiliated with the enlistment of a military service branch.
    • Those earned by completing the associate degree pathway at Middle College.
  • In compliance with State Board Policy, a volunteer pin recognizing students with 10 hours of community service for each semester of high school may be worn.


**If you have an issue with the appropriate dress for graduation, please contact Ms. Schmucker ([email protected]) or an administrator.