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Celebrating the Class of 2020 - Graduation Dates
Posted 6/2/20

The School District of Escambia County, Florida, has announced plans for 2020 high school graduation ceremonies. After consultation with local and state officials, dates for graduation ceremonies have been scheduled and will be held as follows:

Date/Time Location
Monday, June 22, 2020
9:30 a.m. Escambia Virtual School and George Stone at Pensacola High School
4:00 p.m. Escambia High School at Pensacola Bay Center

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
9:00 a.m. West Florida High School at Pensacola Bay Center
2:00 p.m. Pine Forest High School  at Pensacola Bay Center
7:00 p.m. Tate High School at Pensacola Bay Center
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
9:00 a.m. Pensacola High School at Pensacola Bay Center
2:00 p.m. Northview High School at Pensacola Bay Center
7:00 p.m. Booker T. Washington High School  at Pensacola Bay Center

Live Stream Information

Important safety measures will be added to these graduation ceremonies from those held in the
past. In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, the following information is provided:

  • Ceremonies will be live streamed. Remote viewing is encouraged.
  •  Participation in graduation ceremonies is voluntary
  •  Face masks are encouraged
  • Bags of any kind (tote bags, backpacks, etc.) are discouraged
  • Seating is general admission, with six (6) tickets provided to each graduating student and distributed by their school
  •  Absolutely no replacement of lost tickets
  •  Graduation times have been scheduled to allow the Pensacola Bay Center to be sanitized after each ceremony
  •  No congregating after graduation ceremonies; graduates and families should go directly to their vehicles and exit the property promptly
  •  Graduates will be allowed to keep their cap and gown, and return these items to schools at a later date. This allows families to celebrate and take pictures with their graduates
  •  Graduates and guests will maintain social distancing while in the Pensacola Bay Center
  •  Anyone who has recently traveled outside of the country, had a fever within the last 14 days, or in contact with someone who was COVID-19 positive will be asked not to attend.

All graduations will be live streamed for the general public for family members and friends who cannot attend, or to watch at a later time.

“The Escambia County School District is committed to recognizing and celebrating the educational successes of the Senior Class of 2020! Your hard work and persistence during these turbulent last few months has been admirable. We are eager and excited about coming

together to celebrate the success of your high school career. We are finally going to make it happen and look forward to seeing you on June 22, 23 rd and June 24 th,” states Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas, “Congratulations to the Class of 2020 graduates. Best wishes in your future endeavors.”