Class of 2023
Commencement- June 13, 2023
Dear Christiana Vikings Class of 2023,
Are you ready?
- Christiana High School Commencement
- Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 7:00 P.M.
- Location: Bob Carpenter Center | 631 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19716
Ceremony begins at 7:00 P.M., Graduates arrive at 6:00 P.M., Doors open 6:15 P.M.
We are very proud of you and all you have accomplished-- KEEP GOING! YOU GOT THIS!
WILL YOU BE JOINING US AT THE BOB?
WILL YOU HAVE ALL YOUR REQUIRED CREDITS?
REPORT CARDS/ TRANSCRIPTS POST SOON!!!!! CHECK. YOUR. GRADES.
The Christina School District requires 26 credits for graduation.
- English: 4 credits
- Mathematics: 4 credits*
- Science: 3 credits
- Social Studies: 3 credits
- Additional Science or Social Studies (choice): 1 credit
- Physical Education: 1 credit
- Health: 0.5 credits
- World Language: 2 credits
- Career Pathway: 3 credits
- Electives: 4.5 credits
- Senior Project and Xello
Total Credits Required: 26 credits
SENIOR PROJECT/ XELLO
Specifics coming. DUE: April 21, 2023
PROM- May 25, 2023
(effective March 1, 2023 through 7:00PM on May 25)
Circumstances that will void a ticket, include, but are not limited to:
Disciplinary actions that lead to suspension
Removal from class/ Time-out Room (3 times in one day, OR five times in one week)
Failure to complete Xello AND Senior Project
NOTE: If a student does NOT meet the criteria for participation in the Prom, PLEASE BE AWARE that refunds will NOT be given.
PROM- Who is coming to prom?
ALL attendees must complete online form (LINK COMING SOON)
Guests permitted (grade 9 through age 20-- NO ONE in middle school, or age 21 or older)
Everyone shows ID at door
We need assistance with our theme: "(TBA)." This a night dedicated to the super-stars of 2023, and we will need HELP! ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME!
Prom Prep Days –
- DETAILS FORTHCOMING.
SENIOR FINAL EXAMS
Ten (10) tickets per graduate will be provided on June 12, after graduation rehearsal. All graduates are expected to attend rehearsals on June 9 and June 12. Rehearsals are at Christiana High School.
- Tickets will NOT be distributed if you have an "unmet obligation."
MANDATORY GRADUATION REHEARSALS
- Friday, June 9 at 7:30AM (G Gym)
- Monday, June 12 at 7:30AM (G Gym)
MANDATORY GRADUATION ACTIVITIES- Senior Picnic
- Friday, June (after rehearsal)
- Senior Fun Day
- Vikings Stadium
SENIOR YARD/ WINDOW SIGNS
Don't forget to pick-up Christiana Vikings Class of 2023 Senior yard (or window) sign from the Main Office. Available: April 17 (Monday after spring break)
GRADUATION SPECIAL NEEDS
If a member your family requires wheelchair/ special access into the Bob Carpenter Center, please email: Janelle.Davis@christina.k12.de.us
Students requiring special access/ accommodations, please contact your School Guidance Counselor.
GRADUATION DRESS CODE
There is a dress code for this ceremony. Business Attire* is the expectation for graduates. All Students: Must wear Cap & Gown. Caps cannot be decorated.
*Examples of Business Attire are dress slacks/ skirt, dress shirt, tie, dark color pants, appropriate dress ("interview clothes")
- Large-heeled or dangerous shoes and flip flops will are not permitted, as they present a potential hazard
- DO NOT wear extremely high heels. You will have to walk up and down platform riser stairs.
- Remember, you must be able to walk down the steep steps in the seating area at "the Bob"
- ABSOLUTELY NO FLIP FLOPS OR BACKLESS SHOES, OR "SLIDES"
- NO JEANS! NO SNEAKERS!
As parking will be limited, we encourage families to drive only one car to the University of Delaware. If every Senior drives a separate car, we will have 200+ additional cars in the parking lot. Please, please plan accordingly, and consolidate/ carpool.
GRADUATION- IT'S A CEREMONY, NOT A PARTY
We want graduation to be a dignified and formal occasion for Senior and their families. Please treat this ceremony with dignity and respect. Loud yelling and other demonstrations are not appropriate, especially while we are recording the ceremony. All Seniors should be afforded the honor and prestige that receiving a diploma deserves. Names will be called in a steady cadence, and we would like all Viking families to hear their graduates' name.
Graduation is a time for reflection and praise for the successful completion of this important phase of life.
Remember: The commencement exercise is the ceremony, not the celebration.
GRADUATION LIVE STREAM (LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, AND SHARE WITH FRIENDS)
LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, AND SHARE! Please generously our Christiana Vikings Campus YouTube Channel (link below). We will be streaming live from the Bob Carpenter Center, and encourage the Class of 2022 to share with extended friends and family.