Graduation Guide

Graduation Guide
Posted on 05/20/2024
This is the image for the news article titled Graduation GuideThe graduation ceremony for the 290 members of the Heritage High School Class of 2024 will be held on Thursday, May 23rd at 7:30 pm on Jeff Sims Field at Heritage Stadium.  Click here for the program.

Seniors need to arrive no later than 6:30 pm and report to the theater.  
  • Seniors need to wear their cap and gown with all school issued regalia.  Only school issued regalia should be worn.  Students may not decorate their cap or gown.
  • There will be a life stream of the ceremony on the 5 Star News YouTube channel.


  • The stadium will be closed until 5:00 pm.  We will clear the stadium before opening the gates.
  • Handicap parking will be available in the parking lot beside the tennis courts.  
  • Please remind elderly or guests in poor health to consider the heat and crowd before they decide to attend.  
  • Guests and students should come well hydrated! 
  • Overflow parking is available at the middle school.
  • Guests may be dropped off at the ticket booth entrance to the stadium.
  • Please leave the area at the top of the bleachers and bottom of the bleachers clear for guests in wheelchairs.
  • HHS staff members will be available to assist in the stadium.  They will be wearing navy polo shirts and khaki shorts.
  • The Catoosa County Sheriff's Department and EMS will be on campus for emergencies.
  • Spectators are not allowed on on the field during the ceremony, but are welcome to join graduates on the field after the ceremony.
  • Guests are welcome to bring chairs and sit in the grassy areas or on the hill.
  • Parents may come onto the track to photograph their student on stage.  Please do not remain on the track after you take your photograph.  Lifetouch will also photograph the ceremony.  Text 355649GY24 to 90738 to view commencement photos.
  • Flicko's will offer a Class Night DVD and a Graduation DVD.  Purchase at booths during events or store front behind Zaxby's in Fort Oglethorpe.


In the case of rain or inclement weather, the graduation ceremony would be delayed:

-Friday, May 24th at 7:30 pm
-Saturday, May 25th at 9:00 am
-Saturday, May 25th at 7:30 pm
-If weather requires, the ceremony would be moved to the gym and tickets would be required for admission due to limited seating.
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