In 2020, upperclassmen had to cope with not being able to experience many of their high school and college milestones and ceremonies.
As the community continues to get vaccinated, and we now have a year's worth of COVID experience behind us, we have graduated to a better understanding of the virus and how to celebrate safely.
This year, things are looking up as local schools are more open to social gatherings and many are offering graduation ceremonies with adjustments to meet CDC guidelines.
Here's a list of graduation ceremonies by county:
Buckingham Exceptional Center
Auditorium - 3291 Buckingham Rd, Fort Myers Sunday, June 6, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.
Caloosa Sound Convention Center and Amphitheater
1375 Monroe Street Fort Myers, FL 33901
Alico Arena at FGCU
12181 FGCU Lake Pkwy E, Fort Myers, FL 33913
Suncoast Arena at FSW
13351 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33919
11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero, FL 33928
The 2021 commencement ceremonies will be held at each high school's campus.
The commencement will be on May 28th, 2021 at 9:00 am.
Each graduate will be allowed up to two guests.
Seating will be in the stands, fields, or both using pre-identified, marked seats to allow each participant's two guests to sit together, while socially distancing from others.
Graduates, guests, and participants will be required to wear a face-covering/mask.
The comments will be virtually streamed. The district will give more information on that at a later date.
Additional information will be distributed to parents and students.
Charlotte County Schools District held its in-person 2021 Graduation Ceremony on May 27th.
Clewiston High School had their graduation on May 14th. To watch the ceremony click here.
Hendry County High School graduation on May 14th.
The DeSoto County graduation was held on May 23, 2021, at 3:00 PM.
The District is excited to hold 32 in-person graduation ceremonies for the nearly 14,000 graduates of the Class of 2021.
They will take place between June 3 and June 19. Twenty-eight of those commencements will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center.
The graduation ceremonies will be broadcast live on The Education Network (TEN), Comcast channel 235, AT&T U-verse channel 99, as well as streamed live online with closed captioning.
Be proud. Despite many setbacks and challenges faced in the last year, you made it! CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2021!