ISWA's 2020 Commencement


The Live Graduation has been canceled, see below:

Due to COVID-19 we must have a Virtual Graduation, all information is here:

In Your Grad Guide...

About Graduation- Date, time, and location of ISWA's Graduation

Before Graduation- Steps to be completed before June 20th

  • Cap and Gown Ordering
  • Graduation Requirements

Day of Graduation- Timeline of the day, Policies

After graduation- Diploma and transcript information

Not Attending?- You'll still get your diploma, find out how!

About Graduation

Saturday June 20th at 1:00 PM

Greater Tacoma Convention Center 1500 Commerce Street Tacoma, WA 98402

All Seniors graduating during the 2019/2020 school year (including Graduation Alliance) are invited to attend and be a part of our graduation event. The entire student body, along with faculty, friends and family are invited to join us. There is no fee to attend and graduates are not required to attend.

Please let us know if you will be attending Graduation in person by clicking below to RSVP:

Before Graduation

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Graduation Attire

Graduates are encouraged to wear the official cap and gown for the 2020 Commencement Ceremony. All graduates, regardless of whether they are wearing Insight School of Washington caps and gowns, are expected to dress appropriately for the event. Our colors are royal blue and white. Gowns are blue, tassels are blue and white.

Cap and Gown Order Information

Click the link below to be directed to Jostens for information

  • Jostens has package options available as well as individual items
  • Please email with any questions.
  • Jostens will ship your order directly to the address you provide, not to the school
  • Orders will begin to ship as soon as possible

Borrowing a Cap and Gown

If you need financial assistance to get a cap and gown, you can request to borrow one here:

Day of Graduation

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In consideration to our hosts and fellow guests...

The Greater Tacoma Convention Center does not allow balloons of any sort in their facility. Please consider flowers if you want to bring your graduate something to recognize their great accomplishments.

Please no air horns. Individuals using air horns will be asked to leave the Commencement Ceremony.

Timeline for June 20, 2020

10:00 am – 10:45am

Check in for graduates only. Only graduates will be allowed inside the facility. If you need to accompany your student for any reason, please email Colby Hepner ( prior to graduation for a pass)

Check in and receive Commencement Envelope – lines according to last name. All graduates planning to walk must arrive no later than 10:00 am.
Individual Professional Senior Portraits by Olympic Photo Group (optional)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Commencement Ceremony Rehearsal
Graduates gather in the gym for professional group photo

11:45 am ADA seating

12:00 noon
General Seating
Doors open to all guests

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Graduates line up

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Commencement Ceremony

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Individual Professional Senior Portraits by Olympic Photo Group (optional)

Code of Conduct
Appropriate behavior is expected before, during, and after the 2020 Commencement Ceremony. Those who do not adhere to our code of conduct will be asked to leave the event. No air horns, noise making machines or balloons are permitted.

Address Cards
Students will be asked to fill out an address card which will be provided at check-in, inside the Commencement Envelope. In order to ensure proper delivery of diplomas, graduates are responsible for neatly printing their name and full address on the address cards. Your address card will be in your Grad Envelope, which you will pick up when you arrive on June 20th.

Seating at the Commencement Ceremony is on a first come, first serve basis. ADA accessible seating is available. General seating begins at noon.

We do not offer reserved general seating for guests attending the Commencement Ceremony. The RSVP link is to provide us a general number of expected guests, and to allow us to offer adequate ADA seating.

Am I Graduating?

Refer to your High School and Beyond Plan and contact your Academic Counselor if you are wondering if you graduate this year. You can reach your counselor by email or by phone at 425-533-2700 followed by their extension.

After Graduation


Diplomas will be mailed to all 2020 graduates in August 2020.

Report Cards

Final Report Cards will be mailed to students at the address we have on file. Please update your address immediately if you have moved! To update your address, please email our Registrar at


Transcripts are not automatically sent. To request a transcript, please email with the subject line “Transcript Request”. Include the first and last name of the student, date of birth, and specific information detailing how (fax, email, or mail) and where (address, email, or fax number) you would like the transcript sent.

Not Attending?

Whether or not you attend the 2020 Commencement Ceremony, your diploma will be mailed to the current home address on file in August 2020. To update your address, please email, including your name, birth date, and updated information.