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2017 Graduation Ceremonies
at the Hampton Coliseum
Bethel
Thursday, June 15 
7:00 pm
Hampton
Friday, June 16 
7:00 pm
Phoebus
Saturday, June 17
9:00 am
Kecoughtan
Saturday, June 17
1:30 pm

photo of a graduate walking the stageGRADUATION CEREMONY INFORMATION
In an effort to ensure that everyone experiences an enjoyable graduation ceremony, we ask guests to follow the following guidelines and procedures:

  • Please adhere to dress code printed on reverse side of graduation ticket.
  • Entrance doors will be closed once graduates are called to receive diplomas.
  • No “saving seats”...seats will be on a First-Come, First-Serve basis.
  • Limit celebration to polite and brief applause.
  • Aisles must remain clear; those video recording should remain in their seats.
  • Items not permitted include: Strollers, Flowers, Gifts, Gift Bags, Balloons, Banners, Signs, Laser Lights and Air Horns.

graphic of someone holding a diplomaTo order a graduation dvd:

Mail a check, (payable to Hampton City Schools) to:
TV Services - 1819 Nickerson Blvd., Hampton, VA  23663
DVDs are $20 each.  Include a note with your check indicating how many dvds and which school.  Write the name, address and phone number where you would like the dvd mailed.
photo of graduates on a hill with sunset

Notice of Graduation Requirements and Promotion (PDF)


graphic of Project Graduation

On-Time Graduation The Hampton school division has refocused its efforts, resulting in a paradigm shift in policies and procedures as they relate to On-Time Graduation. Two Graduation Specialists drive the process among the four high schools. The OGR Model is comprised of three main components: Relationships, Team Approach, and Data and Technology. These components incorporate a system that is essential to accomplishing the work.

Relationships are the driving force to the overall success of OGR. Relationships are established through family engagement, faculty and staff involvement, and community stakeholders. In relation to the team approach, the establishment of the OGR Team and support from the Central office are essential. Data tools that have proven effective include Datacation and the Student Information System. The result is a consistent monitoring system to track students toward graduation. The OGR Model is a layered approach that encompasses many components.

Virginia Department of Education Website - Graduation Requirements
Promotion & Retention Policy for Secondary Students


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HCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or other protected classes in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Robbin G. Ruth, Executive Director, Human Resources, One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669 757-727-2000. 

1.     PURPOSE

Hampton City Schools (HCS) is committed to making its website accessible for all, including individuals with disabilities, and strives to ensure accessibility currently and as new technologies emerge.  The division welcomes questions and feedback on the site’s accessibility at each development phase.  By clicking on “Contact” at the upper right of the main webpage, all users are able to “Help Resolve a Concern,” “Share a Story,” “Provide Feedback,” and “Ask a Question.”  Additionally, the Contact Us page provides direct email access to HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, vcarper@hampton.k12.va.us

2.      DEFINITION

HCS’s computer systems and networks include all of the computer hardware, operating system software, application software, stored text, data files, electronic mail (email), local databases, externally accessed databases, CD-ROM, optical media, clip art, digital images, digitized information, communications technologies, and new available technologies. 

3.      HCS WEBMASTER AND ACCESSIBILITY

The HCS website is designed and monitored by HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, who serves as the gatekeeper for website content and accessibility.   The Webmaster is under the direction of the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, supervised by the Director of Graphics.

Web visitors using assistive technology who may have trouble accessing information on the website may contact the HCS Webmaster, vcarper@hampton.k12.va.us., the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, dgulotta@hampton.k12.va.us, and/or the Director of Graphics, mhouser@hampton.k12.va.us.

When submitting a question or concern via email, “accessibility” should be included in the subject line.  Every reasonable attempt will be made to address the user’s concern within twenty-four hours.  To assist HCS in responding appropriately, all inquiries should include the following information:

·      A description of the accessibility concern or question;

·      The webpage address of the requested material;

·      The format in which the user prefers to receive the material;

·      The user’s contact information, including preferred method of contact.

Some documents on the website are in a portable document format (PDF).  The Adobe website provides a free service to convert Acrobat PDF files to other formats, including text and HTML.  Adobe’s web-based tool will quickly change an Acrobat file into an HTML file or textile.  The online PDF conversion form is available on the online conversion tool for using Adobe Acrobat.  With this tool, users can read PDF files with a screen reader.  Adobe and the Trace Research Center also offer a free Acrobat conversion service that converts PDF files to text or HTML format by sending a user’s request via email.  All individuals with internet service can access the online conversion tool for using Adobe Acrobat PDF website.

4.      SELF-MONITORING

HCS monitors all technology resource activity and requires all employees, students and individuals with access to HCS computer systems and networks to annually read and sign an Acceptable Use Policy.  See School Board Policy IIBEA for Students; School Board Policy GBBB for Employees.

Prior to posting new website content, the HCS Webmaster determines if the proposed content meets the criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  Periodically the HCS Webmaster checks the website with a recognized website checker such as 508 Checker and WAVE.  If the audit identifies issues of concern or content errors that impede accessibility to any user, the concerns/errors are evaluated and remedied within a six-week period.

5.       DISCLAIMER

HCS’s website and computer systems and networks are provided on an “as, as available” basis.  HCS makes no warranties, expressed or implied, without limitation, regarding the fitness for a particular purpose regarding any service provided by the system and any information contained or software used therein.  The division uses hardware and software provided by third-party technology vendors.  Therefore, the division does not warrant that the functions or services performed by, or that the information or software on the system, will meet the user’s requirements.