Virtual Graduation Ceremonies Announced for Columbus City Schools


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Without in-person graduation ceremonies this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Columbus City School District has unveiled plans to hold a virtual ceremony for each of their 19 high schools for the Class of 2020.

The district will stream the ceremonies the week of June 22nd on their facebook page and Youtube channel. Each ceremony will include a commencement speaker, along with remarks from Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon, their school principal, and each school's valedictorian or selected student speaker.

For graduating seniors, they can pick up their cap and gown from their school on a staggered schedule developed by their principal. At that time, they will also be asked to return any electronic devices or equipment that belongs to the school, and to pay any outstanding fines.

Seniors are then asked to submit a photo of them wearing their cap and gown, which will be shown during the virtual commencement ceremony.

The administration is still working on a deadline to submit those photos.

A link to the full schedule of virtual graduation ceremonies is available here.