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Watch High School Graduations

  • Each graduation ceremony will be professionally produced and streamed live on this pageon the Rock Hill Schools Facebook page, on the Rock Hill Schools YouTube channel (online, mobile, and TV app), and on Roku TV (search for Boxcast app and then choose Rock Hill Schools).

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    Northwestern High School – Thursday, June 24 at 10 a.m. 

    South Pointe High School – Thursday, June 24 at 2 p.m. 

    Rock Hill High School – Thursday, June 24 at 6 p.m. 


  • NOTE: the video player below will update at the start of each ceremony to broadcast the scheduled event. 


Ceremony Details and Guidance

  • Rock Hill Schools will host in-person open-air graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021 at the Rock Hill Indoor Sports and Event Center on Thursday, June 24. In order to protect the health and safety of all attendees and observe guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the South Carolina Department of Education, all graduates will be allowed a maximum of two guests.

    Recognizing graduates’ desire to have friends and additional family celebrate this milestone, each ceremony will be streamed live and available on-demand on multiple outlets, including district and school websites and the Rock Hill Schools Facebook page. Following the ceremonies, each graduation will be rebroadcast on the Comporium Channel 114 as well as CN2 beginning in July.

    Consistent with district safety protocols for large-scale events, all guests entering the Rock Hill Indoor Sports and Event Center for graduation ceremonies will be required to adhere to the following guidelines and expectations:

    • Each graduate will receive two (2) tickets to limit the number of audience members. 
    • Ushers will direct and assist in seating guests to ensure social distancing guidelines are practiced. Family members are to be seated together unless otherwise requested.
    • All participants and guests must enter through designated entrances.
    • All participants and guests are subject to metal detector screening and bag checks. To expedite entry into stadiums, participants and guests must adhere to the district’s clear bag policy.
    • All participants and guests must remain in assigned seats unless using the restroom facilities.
    • Guests are not permitted to bring noisemakers or signs into the venue.
    • Graduates and families will not be allowed to congregate within the Rock Hill Indoor Sports and Event Center or on the property outside before, during, or after the graduation ceremony. Individuals without tickets will not be allowed to enter the event venue.

    Additional health and safety considerations for each ceremony are:

    • All participants, including graduates, administrators, guests, or family members, who may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, such as a temperature at or above 100.4, must not enter the attend the ceremony.
    • Any participants – including administrators, guests, or family members – who are in high-risk categories or who are sick should not enter the venue.
    • Any graduate who may be concerned about participating in the ceremony should contact the school to make alternate plans to receive his or her diploma.
    • All participants – including graduates, administrators, and guests – to the extent possible should practice social distancing and remain at least six (6) feet apart.
    • Graduates will be presented diplomas by staff wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.
    • All participants – including graduates, administrators, guests, or family members – must adhere to signage and other markings throughout the venue and seating areas.
    • To comply with the social distancing recommendation, handshaking and hugs should not occur.
    • Hand sanitizer or handwashing stations will be available at all entrances and restrooms.

    The cooperation of all participants – including graduates, administrators, guests, and family members – in following the prescribed guidelines and expectations will help to minimize opportunities for potential exposure to COVID-19 and allow everyone to have a memorable experience.


Celebrations Around Town

  • This year is one that will be remembered for many years, and district officials are actively working to celebrate and recognize the Class of 2020 with a variety ways. Below are some of the ways you will see or hear the district recognize this special graduating class.

    1. Two Billboards on I-77. Billboards are located on the northbound side at mile marker 76 and near Exit 77 (Highway 21 / Anderson Road)

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    2. High School Student Body President’s Radio Advertisements

    3. High School Class of 2020 Radio Show - Saturday, June 13

    4. Graduate Banners Around City of Rock Hill

    5. Fountain Park Light Show – All lights at Fountain Park will be illuminated in each school colors for one day each.

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    6. City of Rock Hill Knowledge Park Water Tower - will be illuminated in each school colors for one day each.

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    7. Blow car horns, or for those at home, bang pots and pans together or simply clap on the front porch, following each ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2020.

      Friday, June 5, 11 a.m. - South Pointe High School
      Saturday, June 6, 11:30 a.m. - Rock Hill High School
      Saturday, June 6, 7:30 p.m. - Northwestern High School

    8. Each school's graduation ceremony will be rebroadcast on CN2 beginning the week of June 8.
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