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  • Peoria Centennial Graduation 2022

    Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony
    Thursday, May 19th, 2022
    11:30am (Graduates Report by 10:30am)
    State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ


    Centennial is excited to celebrate the Class of 2022 in its annual commencement ceremony, at State Farm Stadium on Thursday, May 19th, 2022 at 11:30 am. Graduates must report no later than 10:30am. Friends and family may attend free-of-charge, and there are currently no tickets required and no COVID-related restrictions. CeHS will livestream the ceremony on Centennial PSBN so that family members and friends can view our ceremony from afar.

Important Dates

  • Download the Full List of Events

  • April 8th: Senior Debt Letters Emailed to Parents

  • April 15th: Deadline to Report All Academic & Athletic Scholarships & Awards

  • April 19th: Mandatory Senior Class Meetings in Cafeteria

  • April 22nd: No School (April PUSD Break)

  • April 29th: Completed Community Service Packets Due to Guidance

  • April 30th: Prom at The Wigwam Resort (7pm-10pm)

  • May 6th: Deadline to Complete Online Senior Survey & Senior Checkout Forms

  • May 6th: Senior Sunset in the Stadium 6:30pm

  • May 9th: Senior Debts Due & Laptop Return

  • May 10th: Senior Honors & Awards Ceremony

  • May 12th: Senior Final Exams (3rd, 4th & 5th Periods)

  • May 13th: Senior Final Exams (1st & 2nd Periods)

  • May 13th: Mandatory Senior Checkout in the Library

  • May 19th: Graduation at Cardinals State Farm Stadium

Free Yard Sign: Thanks National Honor Society!

  • Friday, May 6th During the Senior Sunset
    Friday, May 13th During Senior Checkout

    Yard Sign

    In a show of love and support for our seniors, National Honor Society purchased a yard sign to celebrate each graduate! The signs will be printed with students' names on the front. Seniors are able to pick these up during the May 6th senior sunset. Any remaining signs will be available for pickup during the Friday, May 13th checkout in the Library.

May 19th Guidelines for Graduates

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    Dress Appropriately
    Males should wear dress slacks and dress shoes, as well as a collared dress shirt, preferably with a tie. Females should wear dresses, skirts or dress slacks with a dress shirt or blouse. Floor length dresses are discouraged. Please avoid heels and be cautious in your choice of shoes as you will be climbing and descending stairs. Graduates may only wear medals, stoles, and cords awarded by Centennial High School. Centennial distributes regalia in the form of

    • Cords for students graduating in the top 1%, 5%, and 10% of the graduating class.
    • Stoles for the senior officers of the Student Government, designating their position or office.
    • Awards from Centennial organizations associated with a national honor society, which require specific grade point averages or other academic measures.
    • CTE medallions recognizing students who have successfully complete a full sequence in a career and technical education track and earned the required exam scores associated with the track.
    • Art Seal medallions recognizing students who have successfully completed a four-class sequence, 65 hours of community service, and a capstone project.

    No other regalia may be worn over graduation gowns.

    Do Not Decorate Your Cap and Gown
    Graduates must wear the school-approved cap, tassel, medallion and gown without alterations or additional decoration. Tassels should be worn on the right side of the cap.

    Do Not Bring Phones or Any Personal Items
    Graduates may not carry a phone, a purse, or any other personal items into the Stadium. They may carry only their car keys. Security will screen students as they enter.

    Carry Your Cap and Gown into the Stadium
    After screening, graduates will put their caps and gowns on over their dress clothes.

    Enter Near Gate 1, in the Media Entrance
    Click here for a parking map, and plan to park in the West lot. Graduates will walk just south of Gate 1, through the Media Entrance, proceed to the right toward Stairwell 10, and walk down many stairs to the stadium floor. Avoid heels and other shoes unsuitable for climbing stairs. Graduates will also exit via Stairwell 10, upon the ceremony’s conclusion.

    Find Your Assigned Seat
    Graduates will be assigned seats.


Guidelines for Parents and Guests

  • Review the List of Prohibited Items
    State Farm Stadium maintains a list of prohibited items on its State Farm Stadium website. The stadium will strictly enforce checking for these prohibited items.

    Park in the West Lot
    Click here for a parking map with directions for both general and handicapped parking will be posted on our website.

    There Are No Tickets and No Assigned Seats
    State Farm Stadium provides an open seating model and will assist with ADA seating requests.

    Photography and Video
    An official photographer will take pictures of all graduates receiving their diplomas. Handheld video cameras are permitted, but the stadium does not allow video camera stands. As a courtesy to other spectators, please do not leave your seat to take pictures.

    Exit Via Gate 1
    Upon the ceremony’s conclusion, guests will exit via Gate 1. State Farm Stadium asks graduates and guests to refrain from congregating outside of the stadium.

Caps, Gowns and Yearbooks On Sale in the Bookstore

  • CapJostens delivered cap and gown orders to Centennial seniors during lunches on March 31, 2022. Our Bookstore has a limited number for sale. Seniors can purchase a cap ($10), gown ($30), and tassel ($10) while supplies last. These late purchases can be made in the Bookstore with cash only. Families may also contact Jostens directly at 602-765-7227 or visit their store to purchase items, at 14827 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032.


    YBThere is still time to buy a yearbook! A limited number are on sale in the Bookstore, for $75 each. You can reach the Centennial Bookstore at 623-412-4417.

Senior Checkout

  • Friday, May 13th in the Library
    Last Names A-L: 10:30am-12:00pm
    Last Names M-Z: 12:30pm-3:00pm

    In order to receive a diploma and participate in commencement on May 19th, every senior must complete the below tasks to “check out” on May 13th:

      Task 1

      Task 2

      Task 3

      • Return All School Property

         Laptops and Charging Cords, Textbooks, Uniforms, Library Books, Calculators, Etc.

      Task 4

      Task 5

      • Friday, May 13th Checkout

        Meet Your Counselor in the Library

        Click Here for the 2022 Checkout Sheet
        Last Names A-L: 10:30am-12:00pm
        Last Names M-Z: 12:30pm-3:00pm
        If there is a conflict with the above-scheduled times,
        students may attend a different session than the one linked to their last name.