Graduation 2022

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  • The countdown is underway –and there are a few things students and their families need to know to make their graduation celebration memorable and stress-free!

    All Fort Worth ISD commencement ceremonies are live and in person this year. After two years of safety measures necessitated by COVID, we are returning to a participatory with all of the “Pomp and Circumstance” we can muster!

    A generous donation by the Rainwater Charitable Foundation will cover the cost of parking for families attending all Fort Worth ISD graduation ceremonies scheduled at Dickie’s Arena this year. 

    “We are incredibly grateful to the Rainwater Foundation and its President Jeremy Smithfor this support and their continued commitment to our students,” Superintendent Kent P. Scribner said.  “This will allow our families to celebrate with no worries about the extra expense of parking.”

    “Hopefully this grant helps remove a financial barrier that some members of our community might have faced in celebrating the perseverance and achievements of our graduating seniors.Congratulations to the Class of 2022!” said Rainwater Foundation President Jeremy Smith. “And thanks to the families, educators and mentors that helped them along the way.”

    Fourteen FWISD commencement ceremonies are scheduled at Dickie’s Arena between Tuesday, May 31 and Saturday, June 4.

    There are guidelines below as to what can be brought into the graduation arena. 

Graduation Day Checklist

  • The Fort Worth Independent School District has announced the commencement dates, times, and locations for spring 2022.

    Graduation Schedule

    Students make sure you have met with your counselor prior to graduation to ensure you meet all requirements.

    • On the day of graduation, don’t forget your:
      • Tassel
      • Honor Cords – if issued Stoles
      • To dress in appropriate attire (if you have questions, ask your campus counselor)
      • White collars – as needed
      • Extra hair pins or safety pins for securing caps and collars
      • Do not bring personal bags or purses

    • Cap and Gown Order – Please access the link below to order graduation regalia:
      • Graduation Gear
        • You may also go to your school’s website to access the link to order your graduation regalia.

    • Guidelines for Mortar Board Decorations/Stoles
      • The following is not allowed for mortar boards: hanging objects from hat, extension above the hat more than ¼ inch, profanity or inappropriate content, decoration on the underside of mortar board, lights, or confetti.
      • Students may have a heritage flag or personalized stole as long as the traditional stole remains visible over the heritage or personalized stole.

    • Visitors at the Graduation
      • Arrival – Families should arrive approximately one hour before graduation. Security procedures should be included in your arrival times as all persons entering the venue will go through metal detectors. Graduates will arrive at the time designated by the campus. 
      • Departure – Families should expect to be directed to depart immediately after graduation. Graduations are scheduled back to back and Dickies Arena will need time to clean and set up between each event.
      • Parking – A generous donation by the Rainwater Charitable Foundation will cover the cost of parking for families attending all Fort Worth ISD graduation ceremonies scheduled at Dickie’s Arena this year.
    • Non-permitted by Dickies Arena:
      • Air horns, cowbells or any items that make loud noises will not be permitted

    • Flowers and balloons:
      • There will be vendors at Graduation selling these items
      • Visitors are welcome to bring posters and flowers that are purchased at the Graduation location or other vendors
      • Helium balloons are NOT allowed inside


  • Early College High Schools

    TUESDAY, May 31, 2022 

    • TCC South Collegiate High School: Wilkerson-Greines, Noon
    • Marine Creek Collegiate High School: Wilkerson-Greines, 4 p.m.
    • Texas Academy Biomedical Sciences: Wilkerson-Greines, 8 p.m.

    Schools of Choice

    WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2022

    • Young Women’s Leadership Academy: Wilkerson-Greines, Noon
    • I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA: Wilkerson-Greines, 4 p.m.
    • World Languages Institute: Wilkerson-Greines, 8:00 p.m.

    THURSDAY, June 2, 2022

    • Success High School: Wilkerson-Greines, 3:00 p.m.
    • Young Men’s Leadership Academy: Wilkerson-Greines, 7 p.m.

    Traditional High School Schools

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2022

    • Boulevard Heights: BHS Gym, 1 p.m.

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022

    • Transition Center: AHHS Auditorium, 7 p.m. 

    TUESDAY, May 31, 2022

    • Dunbar High School: Dickies Arena, Noon
    • Trimble Tech High School: Dickies Arena, 4 p.m.
    • North Side High School: Dickies Arena, 8 p.m.

    WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2022

    • Southwest High School: Dickies Arena, Noon
    • O.D. Wyatt High School: Dickies Arena, 4 p.m.
    • Paschal High School: Dickies Arena, 8 p.m.

    FRIDAY, June 3, 2022

    • Carter-Riverside High School: Dickies Arena, 8 a.m.
    • Polytechnic High School: Dickies Arena, Noon
    • Benbrook Middle High School: Dickies Arena, 4 p.m.
    • Arlington Heights High School: Dickies Arena, 8 p.m.
    • Jo Kelly School: Jo Kelly Gym, 1 P.M. 

    SATURDAY, June 4, 2022

    • Western Hills High School: Dickies Arena, 8 a.m.
    • South Hills High School: Dickies Arena, Noon
    • Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School: Dickies Arena, 4 p.m.
    • Eastern Hills High School: Dickies Arena, 8 p.m.