Due to the pandemic, we will not be allowed to hold our graduation ceremonies at ASU Desert Financial Arena as originally planned. We are currently planning an in-person graduation at Higley High School on the football field to honor our graduates and safely celebrate the graduating class of 2021. The date of graduation will remain May 27th. However, due to the temperatures outside during that time of the year our ceremony will begin at 7:30 pm. Attendance numbers will be limited for the event, at this time each graduate will be allowed two tickets (no exceptions) for guests to attend the ceremony in person. We realize the limitation of two tickets may be extremely disappointing to many of you, however this is the only way for us to hold an in-person graduation. We have decided to live stream the ceremony as well as post the recording online for those that cannot attend in-person. We hope that you will create fun opportunities and beautiful memories in the midst of less than ideal circumstances. We are incredibly excited to celebrate the Class of 2021 and all of their accomplishments. Further details will be communicated to you as the date comes closer. We are hoping as graduation approaches COVID guidelines will allow for additional guests. Please watch for updates in the HHS Newsletter distributed via email every Friday at 3:30. Thank you for being such an important part of Higley High School, we look forward to celebrating with you soon!
Alan Fields, Higley High School Principal
Please go to the link below to place your order for cap/gown/announcements.
Go to www.jostens.com
Jostens will be on campus on April 8th, 2021 for cap and gown delivery during all three lunch periods.
Senior Awards Ceremony
Senior Awards Ceremony is May 17th, 2021 in the Higley Center for Performing Arts at 6:00 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. If you choose not to participate in the awards ceremony or if there is a change in your award, please contact Jackie Novak (480.279.7333) in the College and Career Center.
Please check your synergy account using parentVUE or studentVUE as soon as possible for errors regarding your name. How your name appears in synergy is how it will appear on your diploma. If it is incorrect, please contact Mrs. Scott (480.279.7312) in the front office prior to April 1st.
Honor cords will be handed out at graduation practice. You must be present to pick them up. Only approved Honor Cords will be allowed.
NHS and Student Council Stoles
Stoles will be taken care of by the advisor. Please check with Mrs. Rima, Mrs. Lewandowski or Mr. Decoste. Please see the advisor for all information.
Final Exam Schedule
If you are planning on attending a four year University, Community College or vocational training program and the school requires final transcripts, you will use Parchment.com for your requests.
Senior Check Out
Seniors will receive check out forms in their English classes in May. Any outstanding debts (including book, athletic, class fees, uniforms, lost books, etc.) must be paid in full in order to participate in the graduation ceremony. Check with the bookstore now to see if you have any outstanding debts! Completed/signed forms with any receipts attached need to be turned into the bookstore no later than May 17th.
Graduation practice will be held on the Higley High School Stadium Field. Practice is mandatory. If you are not at graduation practice, you may not participate in the ceremony. Do not bring your cap and gown to practice. Graduates with names that have difficult pronunciation, please see the name readers after practice.
The graduation ceremony will be Thursday, May 27th. Students not present at call time will not be able to participate. Parents, guardians and guest are not permitted on the turf. If you are unable to attend graduation on the 27th please make arrangements to pick up your diploma after May 27th at the front desk during school office hours.
Appropriate Dress for Class of 2021 at Graduation Ceremonies
Students will NOT be allowed to carry any items with them (including food, drink, clothes hangers or flowers) onto the graduation floor.
NO electronic devices will be allowed with graduates at graduation. This includes cell phones, I-pods, cameras, etc.
Please leave all items with a family member before entering the building. Staff members will be taking unauthorized items. Confiscated items will be available at HHS front desk in the administration building the following day during office hours.
No tennis shoes, flip flops or shorts will be allowed. No sharp heels will be allowed on the turf.
Mortarboards (Caps) should not be altered in any way nor should anything (other than the appropriate tassel) be attached to or written on it. Only HHS-provided graduation apparel may be worn; no pins, flowers etc. allowed.
Any student who appears to be under the influence of a controlled substance will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony and fall under the jurisdiction of local police.
Since parents may not enter the arena floor, a professional photographer from Lou Coopey will be at the graduation ceremony to take a candid photograph of each graduate at the time the diploma is presented. You may place orders and obtain answers to questions at Lou Coopey Photography office. Since professional photographers will be available, arena staff members ensure that family and guests can remain in their seats relaxed to enjoy the ceremony