Class of 2020 Graduation

Graduation Ceremony

TBD - please see the Senior

Class 2020 drop down link - 5

line items below where this

one is located - for important

dates and changes to this

year's ceremony.


Graduation Dress/Attire/Behavior

Young women should wear dresses or dress slacks with black dress shoes with black gowns, and light color dresses, without patterns, with white dress shoes for Honor Society. Dresses should not be longer than the gown.

Young men should wear dark dress pants, black dress shoes with dark socks, and a traditional tie. Ties are mandatory! Tennis shoes, sandals, flip flops, shorts, and jeans are considered inappropriate attire and are not allowed.

Walking at graduation is a privilege and this privilege can be lost for failure to follow the OCPS Code of Student Conduct.

Tickets, Guest Arrival, and Attendance

Graduates will be receiving TBA tickets for family members to attend the graduation ceremony. Tickets will be given out at graduation rehearsal. The policy of the graduation venue is that every person, including children sitting on laps, must have a ticket. Graduates must arrive at 6:00 pm. Guest doors will open at 6:30 pm.

Venue Address/Parking information:
     Addition Financial Arena at UCF
    12777 Gemini Boulevard
    Orlando, FL 32816

Click here to see a parking map for the arena.

Directions for Graduates:

 Take McCulloch from Alafaya or North Tanner Rd.

  • Turn onto North Orion
  • Turn right onto West Plaza
  • Park in Lot F - same as rehearsal
  • Graduates will need to show graduation gown to park in the lot.  


There will be security at the venue entrances. To maintain the dignity of this formal occasion, the following items are NOT permitted inside the venue: bottles, cans, containers, alcoholic beverages, noisemakers, air horns, flags, laser pens, silly string, confetti, banners, signs, posters or balloons.

Guests will be asked to return these items to their cars or leave them at their own risk. Neither Ocoee High School nor the venue will be responsible for confiscated items.

Guests with Disabilities

Please let Mrs. Cartwright know if you have a guest with a hearing impairment who will need accommodations. Seating for guests with disabilities is provided on a first come, first served basis. American with Disabilities Act (ADA), seating is located throughout Addition Arena on both levels. Addition Arena policies state that guests requiring an ADA spot may bring one additional guest to sit with them and no special tickets are required to use these seats. 

Photos, Videos, Live Stream of Ceremony

A professional photographer will take pictures of graduates receiving diplomas. You will receive proofs by e-mail and may wish to make a purchase at that time.  Please refer to the following website:

While cameras and video recording equipment are permitted, guests are required to photograph or videotape from their seats only and must not obstruct the view of others.
Under no circumstances will anyone be permitted on the graduation floor or against the barricades. 

Live Stream Link
Here is the link to share to view the live stream of your graduation ceremony:

Coming in May...

Again, we ask that you remain seated throughout the ceremony and not disturb those around you or the formality of the occasion.


Students will be given a diploma cover on stage. The actual diploma will be distributed immediately following the graduation ceremony. Please make arrangements to meet your graduate/parent outside the arena. 

The graduation ceremony is an important event for the family and friends of graduates. We appreciate your cooperation in allowing each senior’s name to be heard as it is announced during the ceremony. As with any other formal function, moving about excessively, talking or cheering loudly, or creating distractions are inappropriate. We want to ensure that graduates are honored in the manner their achievement deserves. Every senior is important at Ocoee High School, and all graduates deserve our attention as each makes that long-awaited walk across the stage.

We look forward, with you, to these memorable events and wish all of you a safe and enjoyable graduation experience.

Rehearsal and Graduation  TBD


Graduation Requirements

Click this graduation requirements page and then select the appropriate document to see your specific requirements.


Students MUST pay all outstanding obligations before a cap and gown or graduation tickets are issued.

Cap & Gowns

Caps and Gowns MUST be ordered through Ocoee High School with the company Jostens.  Those planning to use a sibling’s gown must show it to Mrs. Cartwright for approval and still pay the fees associated with graduation. For more information see Ms. Cartwright in room 509 or email [email protected].  

Pre-purchased cap and gown will be distributed on TBD Those students still needing to purchase cap and gown can do so on TBD . The cost is $60 cash or money order made out to Jostens. Activity/honors cords can be purchased for $8 each.  

Graduation Rehearsal - TBD

Graduation Rehearsal is TBD - same location as graduation.  It is MANDATORY that students attend graduation rehearsal. Rehearsal is NOT during school hours, so all students will need to provide their own transportation to and from rehearsal.  Students are responsible for being in place and on time for rehearsal. 

Students will receive graduation tickets at rehearsal.