2023 Graduation Season

Once again this year, we are planning to host most graduation ceremonies at Mount St. Mary's University's Knott Arena in Emmitsburg. Also returning: Virtual learning days for high schools on days when they are holding commencement ceremonies.

Graduation Day Schedule: Virtual Learning Day

All high schools will operate on a virtual learning day schedule. Assignments will be posted in Schoology and online synchronous support opportunities will be provided during the school day.

Students in the Academy for Fine Arts and NJROTC will attend virtually on Monday, May 22 (Gov. Thomas Johnson High graduation) but will not attend on the day of their home school's graduation commencement ceremony. Students would not attend the FCPS Career & Technology Center on the day of their home school's graduation.

In order to conduct a virtual learning day, schools will provide some online support opportunities during the school day. Teachers may work from home on these virtual learning days.

Week of May 22-26, 2023

Schools with a 9:30 a.m. graduation
Schools: Frederick HS, Brunswick HS, Catoctin HS, Tuscarora HS, Oakdale HS
Schedule: Modified day from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Staff supporting graduation ceremonies report to Mount St. Mary's at 8 a.m. to supervise graduates and prepare for the ceremony.
Details: Teachers will communicate asynchronous assignments via Schoology. Teachers will also provide online support for students from 1-2:45 p.m. Students will participate in a virtual learning day by completing asynchronous assignments. 

Schools with a 2 p.m. graduation
Schools: Gov. Thomas Johnson HS, Middletown HS, Walkersville HS, Urbana HS
Schedule: Modified day from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Staff supporting graduation ceremonies will report to Mount St. Mary's at noon to supervise graduates and prepare for the ceremony.
Details: Teachers will communicate asynchronous assignments via Schoology. Teachers will provide online support for students from 8:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Students will log on between 8:30-10:15 a.m. to seek teacher support. Students will participate in a virtual learning day by completing asynchronous assignments.

Linganore High graduation
Schedule: Modified day from 1:30-9 p.m. Staff supporting graduation ceremonies will report to Mount St. Mary's at 5 p.m. to supervise graduates and prepare for the ceremony. 
Details: Teachers will communicate asynchronous assignments via Schoology. Teachers will provide online support for students between 1:30-3:15 p.m. Students will log on between 1:30-3:15 p.m. to seek teacher support. Students will participate in a virtual learning day by completing asynchronous assignments.

School  Last day of instruction for seniors Graduation Date Ceremony time 
SUCCESS Program Not Applicable Tuesday, May 16
Rain date: May 17
10 a.m.
Rock Creek Not Applicable Thursday, May 18 1 p.m.
Frederick High Monday, May 15 Monday, May 22 9:30 a.m.
Gov. Thomas Johnson High Monday, May 15 Monday, May 22 2 p.m.
Linganore High Monday, May 15 Monday, May 22 7 p.m.
Brunswick High Tuesday, May 16 Tuesday, May 23 9:30 a.m.
Middletown High Tuesday, May 16 Tuesday, May 23 2 p.m.
Heather Ridge Tuesday, May 16 Tuesday, May 23 6 p.m.
Catoctin High Wednesday, May 17 Wednesday, May 24 9:30 a.m.
Walkersville High Wednesday, May 17 Wednesday, May 24 2 p.m.
Tuscarora High Thursday, May 18 Thursday, May 25 9:30 a.m. 
Urbana High Thursday, May 18 Thursday, May 25 2 p.m.
Oakdale High Friday, May 19 Friday, May 26 9:30 a.m.
FCVS and Summer Session Not applicable Thursday, July 20 10 a.m.