2020 Graduation Procedures

Polk County Public Schools’ 2020 graduations will come with several changes for graduates and their families. To assist students and parents in planning for the graduation season, the school district is announcing the following changes for ceremonies that will take place at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland:

  • Each graduate will receive tickets to their graduation ceremony through their school. The number of tickets each graduate will receive will depend on the total number of graduates. The RP Funding Center’s Jenkins Arena seats approximately 4,000, including general seating and seating for the handicapped. The number of available seats will be divided by the number of graduates to determine how many tickets each graduate will receive.
  • Tickets are free and will have a list of security procedures on the back.
  • Attendees must present their tickets to be admitted to their graduate’s ceremony. Lost tickets will not be replaced.
  • Graduations occurring at the RP Funding Center will be live-streamed on YouTube, allowing those unable to attend the ceremony to witness their graduate’s milestone. Live-streams can be accessed below.
  • Attendees should plan on arriving two hours prior to their graduate’s ceremony to ensure they have enough time to get through security.

Schools having graduations at 2 p.m. will be released at 12 p.m. on the day of their ceremony. The last day of school for seniors is May 14, 2020.

For additional information about specific ceremonies, parents should contact their child’s school.

2020 Graduation Schedule

School: Date: Time: Location: Live Stream:
Auburndale Senior High 5/19/2020 7:00 PM Bruce Canova Stadium, Auburndale Not Available
Bartow/IB/Summerlin 5/22/2020 7:30 PM RP Funding Center To Be Announced
Doris Sanders, Jean O’Dell, Karen Siegel 5/07/2020 7:00 PM Lake Region High Not Available
East Area Adult,West Area Adult,GED Program 5/20/2020 6:00 PM Branscomb Auditorium, Florida Southern College Not Available
Fort Meade Middle-Senior 5/20/2020 6:00 PM Fort Meade Middle-Senior Gymnasium Not Available
Fresh Start – Lakeland 5/18/2020 7:00 PM Branscomb Auditorium, Florida Southern College Not Available
Fresh Start – Ridge 5/19/2020 6:30 PM Branscomb Auditorium, Florida Southern College Not Available
Frostproof Middle-Senior 5/19/2020 6:00 PM Faris Brannen Stadium, Frostproof Not Available
Gause Academy of Leadership 5/21/2020 6:00 PM Bartow Civic Center Not Available
George W. Jenkins Senior High 5/27/2020 7:30 PM RP Funding Center To Be Announced
Haines City Senior High/IB 5/20/2020 7:30 PM RP Funding Center To Be Announced
Harrison School for the Arts 5/21/2020 4:00 PM Youkey Theatre, RP Funding Center To Be Announced
Kathleen Senior High 5/20/2020 2:00 PM RP Funding Center To Be Announced
Lake Gibson Senior High 5/27/2020 2:00 PM RP Funding Center To Be Announced
Lake Region High 5/22/2020 2:00 PM RP Funding Center To Be Announced
Lakeland Senior High 5/21/2020 7:30 PM RP Funding Center To Be Announced
Mulberry Senior High 5/26/2020 2:00 PM RP Funding Center To Be Announced
Polk Virtual & Polk Acceleration 5/18/2020 2:00 PM Branscomb Auditorium, Florida Southern College Not Available
Ridge Community High 5/28/2020 6:00 PM RP Funding Center To Be Announced
Ridge Technical College 5/20/2020 6:00 PM Lake Eva Center Not Available
Roosevelt Academy 5/19/2020 7:00 PM Roosevelt Auditorium Not Available
Tenoroc High 5/21/2020 2:00 PM RP Funding Center To Be Announced
Traviss Technical College 5/14/2020 6:00 PM Branscomb Auditorium, Florida Southern College Not Available
Winter Haven Senior 5/26/2020 7:30 PM RP Funding Center To Be Announced

2019 Graduation Ceremonies

Click the playlist icon in the top right corner of the video player to select a school.

Previous graduation ceremonies are also available on the Polk County Public Schools Youtube Channel.

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