Senior Information

PAHS Class of 2023 Graduation Information



• Date: Friday, June 9, 2023
• Time: 6:00 pm
• Location: Washington Field
• Students are to report to the high school auditorium at 4:45 pm dressed in caps/gowns and 
have your tassel, class of 2023 stole and honor cords (if applicable)… DO NOT BE LATE!!
• Approved Cords: only the cords we distribute are permitted: 
o honor cords 
o JROTC cords
o World Language Honor Society cords
• Approved Stoles: Class of 2023 stoles and NHS stoles
• Cap/Gown distribution is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6, 2023.

Graduating with Honors/Honor Cords

• Upon completion of high school, a student may graduate with honors.
o Distinguished honors: minimum 4.0 final GPA (gold cords)
o Honors: 3.75-3.99 final GPA (purple and white cords)
o Students will receive honor cords with their cap/gown package on 6/6/23
o GPAs are not rounded.


• Obligations are due by 9:00 am on 6/5/23. If obligations are not satisfied, students will 
not receive their cap/gown and they will lose their privilege to participate in graduation.

Seating and Tickets

• Graduation is outdoors on Washington Field, which means it is open seating and tickets are 
not issued (and not required) since it is outside. 
o Parents/guardians/family members may sit on either the home side or the visitor side of the stadium.
o ADA accessible seating: If any of your guests need accommodation seating, there will be ADA accessible seating available along the home bleachers on the track. The ADA accessible seating is also open seating, but this area is reserved specifically for those in need. This section is limited to the person needing ADA seating and one (1) companion person.

• In case of inclement weather, the graduation ceremony will take place in PAMS gymnasium. 
o There will be a limit on the number of guest tickets if the ceremony is indoors. The number of tickets is based on the number of graduates participating and the gymnasium seating capacity. 
o For the class of 2023, four (4) guest tickets would be issued for seating in the gymnasium. Tickets would be issued to the students at graduation practice on 6/8 if needed.
o Additional seating would be available in PAMS auditorium or PAHS auditorium and guests would view the ceremony via live stream. Tickets will not be issued for either auditorium locations.

Attire For Graduation:

Graduation is a formal event. Please no jeans, no shorts, no sneakers, no slippers, no spike/stiletto heels.

Graduation Practices: June 6th-June 9th (Mandatory Days)

• All students participating in graduation are required to attend ALL practices/events 
scheduled for graduation week.
o Please arrange your personal/work schedules around the times listed below.
o Any student who misses practice will lose their privilege to participate in commencement.
• DO NOT BE LATE for practices.
o Students are to report to the auditorium by 7:55 am.
o Students who arrive late will be required to stay 10 minutes after practice for every 1 minute late.
o Please take into consideration parking and traffic to ensure that you arrive on time.

Practice Schedule: these dates/times/events are required:
• Tues. June 6, 2023: 8 am until 12:30 pm
o cap/gown distribution
o senior salute
o graduation week kick off event followed by lunch and ice cream
• Wed. June 7, 2023: 8 am until 11 am
o Graduation practice
• Thurs. June 8, 2023: 8 am until 11 am
o Graduation practice
• Fri. June 9, 2023: 8 am until 11 am (may finish earlier)
o Graduation Practice

Questions? Please direct any questions regarding graduation to Mrs. Bhalla.
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