Countdown to Graduation!

  • Class of 2024 Centennial Coyotes

    Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony
    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024 at 11:30am
    (Graduates Must Report to the Stadium by 10:30am)  
    State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ

    Click here to view the Commencement Ceremony live stream.

    Centennial is excited to celebrate the Class of 2024 in its annual commencement ceremony, at State Farm Stadium on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024. Friends and family may attend free-of-charge. CeHS will livestream the ceremony on Centennial PSBN so that family members and friends can view our ceremony from afar. Students DO NOT receive their diplomas in alphabetical order, so be sure to listen carefully as graduates begin to cross the stage to receive their diplomas.

Remaining Important Dates

  • Download the Full List of Events

  • April 16: Mandatory Senior Class Meetings in Cafeteria

  • April 19: Deadline to Report All Academic & Athletic Scholarships & Awards

  • April 19: No School (April PUSD Break)

  • May 3: Completed Community Service Packets Due to Guidance

  • May 13: Senior Debts Due & PUSD Laptop Returns Begin

  • May 15: Senior Honors & Awards Ceremony (6pm)

  • May 16: Senior Final Exams (3rd, 4th & 5th Periods)

  • May 16: Senior Sunset in the Stadium 6:30pm

  • May 17: Senior Final Exams (1st & 2nd Periods)

  • May 17: Mandatory Senior Checkout in the Library

  • May 22: Graduation at Cardinals State Farm Stadium (11:30am)

May 22nd Guidelines for Graduates

  • 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% (gold), 5% (red), and 10% (white) 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 completed a full sequence in a career and technical education track, earned the required exam scores associated with the track, and participated for one full year in a CTSO. Please click here for the full requirements.
    • Art Seal medallions recognizing students who have successfully completed a four-class sequence, 65 hours of community service, and a capstone project.
    • Stoles for senior graduates enlisted in the United States Military who have earned the required ASVAB score associated with their chosen branch and successfully completed the battery of tests associated with their position.

    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
    Plan to park in the West Preferred lot. Graduates will walk into Gate 1 and walk down many stairs to the stadium floor. Avoid heels and other shoes unsuitable for climbing stairs. Graduates will also exit via Gate 1, 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. Scroll to the "Prohibited Items" pulldown menu. The stadium will strictly enforce checking for these prohibited items.

    Park in the West Preferred or West Parking Lot and Enter through Gate 1
    A parking map will be available as we get closer to the graduation date.

    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.

    Enter and Exit Via Gate 1
    Upon the ceremony’s conclusion, guests will exit via Gate 1.

May 17th, 2024 Senior Checkout

  • Friday, May 17th, 2024
    Last Names A - L 10:30am to 12:00pm
    Last Names M - Z 12:20pm - 3:00pm

    In order to receive a diploma and participate in commencement on May 22nd, every senior must complete the below tasks to check out:

      Task 1

      • Complete the 5 To Do's in SchooLinks

        Students Required to Log In

      Task 2

      • Return All School Property

         Laptops and Charging Cords, Textbooks, Uniforms, Library Books, Calculators, Etc.
        Please Ensure your Laptop is Fully Charged. It Must Be Turned on and in Working Mode Upon Return.

      Task 3

      Task 4

      • Mandatory May 17th, 2024 Checkout

        Full School Day

        You will return your laptop, charging cord, hotspot and any other technology. Your counselor will verify your debts are paid, your technology is returned, and your surveys are complete.

        Last Names A – L (10:30am – 12:00pm)

        Last Names M – Z (12:30pm – 3:00pm)