2023 Summer Graduations
Congrats to the Class of 2023! Review the information below for the Class of 2023 Summer Graduation.
Students who are eligible to participate:
Successfully met all three MCAS requirements in ELA, Math, and Science with the results provided by the Massachusetts Department of Education by August 2021
Completed Summer School or Summer Credit Recovery, met all high school requirements, and have met all three MCAS requirements
Did not walk in June, who have completed their high school’s requirements and met all three MCAS
Students who are cleared to walk in the ceremony must report at least one and a half hours before the start of the ceremony.
Students must be cleared by their home high school in order to receive their high school diploma. If you have any questions about your status, email Manny Allen and include your BPS ID number in your email. She will work with your high school’s headmaster, guidance counselor, or administrator to clarify your status. You may also call or text Emmanuel at (617) 676-8207, between 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.
How do I request to participate in the August Ceremony?
If you are a possible August Graduate, please fill out this BPS Google form so that we can plan accordingly and connect with your high school to verify your status. If you have any questions about your status, email Ms. Catherine Chiu at firstname.lastname@example.org and include BPS ID number in your email. She will work with your high school's headmaster, guidance counselor or administrator to clarify your status.
What will I receive at Packet Pick-up?
The cap and gown is free for all students participating in the district-wide ceremony. The graduation packet you will receive will include the following:
Black cap and gown
Tassel with gold 2023 tear charm pendant
Royal blue stole (with the BPS logo and City of Boston emblem) to wear around the neck
Students who have been cleared to participate in the ceremony will be able to pick up their cap and gown on Monday, August 14 to Tuesday, August 22rd from 9 am to 5 pm at the Re-Engagement Center located at 55 Malcolm X BLVD Roxbury, MA 02120. (In the Madison High school Complex) We have caps and gowns in a variety of sizes and students will be expected to provide information about their height.
Caps and gowns are NOT available for pick up on the day of the ceremony.
How do I get my graduation packet?
All graduating students must complete their senior exit survey to receive their graduation packet. The survey can be accessed using this link.
How can a student be the commencement student singer or speaker?
Any student may apply to be a singer or speaker at graduation. However, you may be accepted to do only one of these two options.
Only one graduating student will be selected to sing the National Anthem.
Three - Four graduating students will be selected to present brief remarks (3 minutes in length each)
Only one student will be selected to recite the Pledge of Allegiance).
If you are interested in either of these opportunities, contact Ms. Arlene Hudson at email@example.com. Please note: A student may apply for both graduation singer and speaker, however you will only be allowed to accept one of these positions. Selected students must be willing to work closely with a BPS staff person to refine and practice their speech, which may include participating in a brief rehearsal (date and time to be determined).
You may also call or text Manny Allen at (617) 676-8207 or email him at Eallen4@bostonpublicschools.org between 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday to ask questions. Students who are cleared to walk in the ceremony must report at least one and a half hours before the start of the ceremony.