Frequently Asked Questions

When is Graduation?

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. at Huntsville High School. Graduates are expected to arrive at 3:15 p.m. Grads will pick up their gowns and be marshalled in Gym C for the processional. Graduates have been provided with three guest tickets to distribute as they see fit.

How do I know if I’m graduating or receiving an award?

Students will receive a phone call on Wednesday, June 28th.

What are the minimum requirements for Honour Roll?

80% average on at least 6 courses taken during the most recent school year.     Students need a minimum of 5 courses at the senior level.

How do I become an Ontario Scholar?

80% average on the best 6 grade 12 courses, which may be taken over more than one year. 

What Scholarships and Bursaries are available to graduates?

Check with Student Services and the Grad Classroom for Scholarship information. Remember that not all awards are based on academics.

Who is eligible for awards?

Most, but not all awards, are given to graduating students.  This means that even if you plan on returning to high school, you are eligible at the time of your  graduation, but not in your subsequent year.

What should I wear to graduation?

All students must wear a graduation gown over their clothes.  Footwear must be worn to cross the stage. No flip-flops.  *Note there will not be a secure location for personal belongings (hats, cell phones, purses etc.) —travel light!

How do I get a graduation gown?

Grad gowns will be provided on the day of graduation, which includes a souvenir cap and tassel. All students MUST wear a gown to take part in the graduation ceremony.

What happens during the processional and recessional?

Students will be marshalled alphabetically in Gym C and will proceed, in pairs, to their seats in Gym A/B. To receive their diplomas, students will walk across the stage, shake hands with dignitaries, and then return to their seats.  During the recessional, students will leave the arena in pairs, down the centre aisle, to the Summit Centre lobby. Gowns must be returned to the HHS cafeteria.

When do I get my diploma, awards, and report card?

Students will receive a temporary diploma while on stage.  This paper must be handed in, with grad gowns, back in Gym C before students receive their actual diploma. Diplomas will not be available until the conclusion of the ceremony.

Award recipients must complete the thank you card provided in their graduation package and hand it in to the office at HHS after July 4th, before receiving their award. Report cards will be available in the main office in early July.

Who is invited to graduation?

Graduates may invite up to three family members and friends to graduation. All guests must present a ticket at the door.

General Expectations

  • Sobriety
  • Electronic devices turned off
  • Remain in your seats until the end of the ceremony
  • Participate as respectful audience members

Library Materials

All textbooks, library books, chromebooks, and chromebook chargers must be return to the library prior to graduation. You must also pay all outstanding fees. This must occur for you to receive your official diploma.