Graduation Ceremonies
Hampton Coliseum

Saturday, June 13
1:30 pm

Thursday, June 11
7:00 pm

Friday, June 12
7:00 pm

Saturday, June 13
9:00 am

Promotion & Retention Policy for Secondary Students


2014-2015 Graduation Requirements and Information

On-Time Graduation The Hampton school division has refocused its efforts, resulting in a paradigm shift in policies and procedures as they relate to On-Time Graduation. Two Graduation Specialists drive the process among the four high schools. The OGR Model is comprised of three main components: Relationships, Team Approach, and Data and Technology. These components incorporate a system that is essential to accomplishing the work.

Relationships are the driving force to the overall success of OGR. Relationships are established through family engagement, faculty and staff involvement, and community stakeholders. In relation to the team approach, the establishment of the OGR Team and support from the Central office are essential. Data tools that have proven effective include Datacation and the Student Information System. The result is a consistent monitoring system to track students toward graduation. The OGR Model is a layered approach that encompasses many components.

In an effort to ensure that everyone experiences an enjoyable graduation ceremony,
we ask guests to follow the following guidelines and procedures:

• Please adhere to dress code printed on reverse side of graduation ticket.
• Entrance doors will be closed once graduates are called to receive diplomas.
• No “saving seats”...seats will be on a First-Come, First-Serve basis.
• Limit celebration to polite and brief applause.
• Aisles must remain clear; those video recording should remain in their seats.
• Items not permitted include: Strollers, Flowers, Gifts, Gift Bags, Balloons, Banners, Signs, Laser Lights and Air Horns.

Where are HCS graduates attending college?...

To order a graduation dvd:

Mail a check, (payable to Hampton City Schools) to:
TV Services
1819 Nickerson Blvd.
Hampton, VA  23663

DVDs are $20 each.  Include a note with your check indicating how many dvds and which school.  Write the name, address and phone number where you would like the dvd mailed.

Virginia Department of Education Website - Graduation Requirements