2022 Graduation Season

High school graduations and virtual days

This month, Frederick County Public Schools will celebrate the Class of 2022 with in-person graduation ceremonies. 

Earlier this spring, we shared that high school graduations will return to the Knott Arena on campus at Mount St. Mary’s University May 23-27. Knott Arena has long been our traditional location for high school graduation ceremonies. 

This year, for the first time, FCPS will hold asynchronous virtual days of instruction on days that high schools hold graduation ceremonies. This will allow teachers to support and participate in them. It will also allow students taking part in the ceremony to participate as well.

Please note the following schedule for asynchronous virtual days:

Asynchronous virtual days

Monday, May 23: Frederick High and Gov. Thomas Johnson High
Tuesday, May 24: Brunswick High, Middletown High, Linganore High
Wednesday, May 25: Catoctin High, Walkersville High
Thursday, May 26: Tuscarora High, Urbana High
Friday, May 27: Oakdale High

Before virtual days, teachers will communicate asynchronous assignments to students. On virtual days, students will complete those assignments and will have the opportunity to seek teacher support.

For schools with 10 a.m. graduation ceremonies (Frederick, Brunswick, Catoctin, Tuscarora and Oakdale High), students will be able to log in to Schoology between 1-2:45 p.m. to seek teacher support.

For schools that are graduating at 2 p.m. (Gov. Thomas Johnson High, Middletown High, Walkersville High, and Urbana High), students will be able to log in to Schoology between 8:30-10:15 a.m. to seek teacher support.

For Linganore High, which is graduating at 7 p.m., students can log in to Schoology between 1:30-3:15 p.m. to seek teacher support.

Virtual days of instruction will not be held on days that SUCCESS, Rock Creek and Heather Ridge hold their graduation ceremonies. Students will attend in person at those programs and schools.

Class of 2022 End-Of-Year Schedule

School Last Day of Instruction*
and Final Exams
Final Examinations*
SUCCESS N/A N/A Tuesday, May 17 (10:30 AM)

Rock Creek****

N/A N/A Thursday, May 19 (1 PM)
Heather Ridge N/A N/A Monday, May 23 (6 PM)

Frederick High**
Governor Thomas Johnson High***

May 16

May 17

Monday, May 23
Brunswick High**
Middletown High***
Linganore High****
May 17 May 18 Tuesday, May 24
Catoctin High**
Walkersville High***
May 18 May 19 Wednesday, May 25

Tuscarora High**
Urbana High***

May 19 May 20 Thursday, May 26
Oakdale High** May 20 May 21 Friday, May 27

Flexible Evening High
and Summer Session**

N/A N/A Thursday, July 21
*Dates are subject to change in the event of emergency school closings.

** 10 AM graduation
*** 2 PM graduation
**** 7 PM graduation