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Senior Class 2024

VOL GRADUATION INFORMATION 2024   Livestream LinkGraduation Program Graduation Practice – Mandatory
It is important to understand that students must participate in the practice session to be able to take part in graduation.  Graduation Rehearsal will be held on May 22, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center.  Seniors should arrive by 9:30 a.m.  Seniors should come dressed for rehearsal as they would for a regular school day.  Students must provide their own transportation.
Graduation Commencement Ceremony
The Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2024 will take place on May 23, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center.  Seniors should report to their designated area at the Ocean Center by 3:00 p.m.  Tickets will go on sale April 15, 2024 and cost $3.00 per person.  
Graduation Attire for Graduates
ALL GRADUATES should remember that hair styles are to be kept simple so that graduation caps will fit on the head properly.  Caps are worn level on the head, not at an angle. Tassel should be worn on right side before graduation, left side when indicated during the ceremony. ONLY CORDS, PINS AND MEDALLIONS DISTIBUTED BY VOLUSIA ONLINE LEARNING MAY BE WORN WITH GOWNS. YOU MAY NOT DECORATE YOUR CAP. 

Option 1: Wear a cool, comfortable dress under the gown; choose a style with a simple neckline which will not interfere with the neckline of the graduation gown.  Dresses should not hang below the graduation gown. Black shoes only, preferably with medium height heels for your safety in getting on and off the stage. Heels and wedges must be black. No dangling earrings.

Option 2: Wear black color dress pants and black dress shoes and socks. NO jeans, sneakers, deck shoes or flip flops permitted. Wear a dress shirt with a collar and a necktie.

Graduates who do not follow dress code may not be allowed to walk at graduation.
Graduation Expectations
Disrespectful or disruptive behavior that interferes with or detracts from the dignity of the occasion, including but not limited to, the use of noisemakers, air horns and other disruptive devices or behaviors, shall be grounds for removal. 
- No gum chewing. 
- Graduates will exit through the front entrance of the Ocean Center.  This is off A1A, across from the Hilton Hotel. 
- Families and guests must meet the graduates outside the front of the Ocean Center.  Make a designated meeting area before graduation begins. 
- You cannot leave anything in the large hall during graduation.  This includes keys, purses, cameras, phones, etc. 
- You cannot carry anything, except your name card, while walking into the main hall.  Cell phones must be secured on your person.  They are not to be carried in your hand into the graduation ceremony. 
- If you have a cell phone on your person, do not take it out during the ceremony. 
- Seats cannot be saved for family members.  Seating location is on a first come first serve basis. 
- No air horns, balloons, banners, or large signs will be permitted in the Ocean Center. 

Important Information for Friends and Family Attending Graduation 
Each ticket holder, including children, may carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse: 
- One clear bag no larger than 12”x 6”x 12” or a one-gallon clear Ziploc, or similar bag. 
- One small clutch bag or purse no larger than 6.5”x 6.5”, with or without a strap. 
- Diapers and wipes may be carried in a clear bag; however, diaper bags are not permitted. 
- Additional clothing, blankets, etc. are permitted if carried loosely (preferably over the shoulder to be screened more quickly) or in an approved clear bag. 
- Small cameras, binoculars and cell phones may be carried loosely or in an approved clear bag.    
- Parents and guests may enter the Ocean Center at one hour before graduation start time.  All guests are asked to plan accordingly so that you arrive on time for Graduation. Once the graduation processional begins, guests will not be admitted until after all graduates have entered the Ocean Center and the ceremony has begun.

Graduation Ticket Information  
Graduates have free admittance. 
- Each person that wishes to attend graduation must purchase an admission ticket for the Class of 2024 Graduation. 
Only babies and small children that can sit on a lap are exempt from needing a ticket. 
- All outstanding obligations must be paid in full before a graduate can purchase their graduation tickets. 
Graduation tickets cost $3.00 each and can be purchased one hour prior to Graduation at the Ocean Center.  Cash only.
- On the day of graduation, each car needs to have a parking pass to park in any of the parking lots or parking garage.  
Parking passes are good for any lot that the police are directing you to.  If you park in an area not covered by the Daytona Beach Police Department, you must pay.  For example, if you choose to park next to a parking meter or other paid lot, you will pay their rate.  
- Parking can be purchased on site at Graduation.  Cash only.

Questions About Graduation
If you have any questions about graduation, please direct them to our senior counselor:
Ms. Vicki Hamlin,

Graduation Photos
Dean Stewart Photography is the official photographer for the class of 2024 graduation. Photos will be posted on their website to view and purchase shortly after the event. If you have any questions, please call their customer service at   321-952-9876 

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