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
|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||Lake Region High||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.