Alternate graduation ceremonies for Alpharetta, Cambridge, Milton high schools to be held in late May

Alternate graduation ceremonies were announced for all Fulton County Schools high schools during the May 5 FCS Board of Education work session. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Alternate graduation ceremonies were announced for all Fulton County Schools high schools during the May 5 FCS Board of Education work session. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Alternate graduation ceremonies were announced for all Fulton County Schools high schools during the May 5 FCS Board of Education work session. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Alternative graduation ceremonies for all Fulton County Schools high school campuses were announced May 5 during the FCS Board of Education work session. Milton High School will host its alternative graduation ceremony May 21, while Alpharetta and Cambridge high schools will host their ceremonies May 23.

AHS officials are in the final planning stages of approval from the class of 2020 for a drive-in celebration using a combination of live speeches on stage—with social distancing and group gathering restrictions—and a slideshow of each senior at an off-site location near North Point Mall, FCS Area Superintendent Tim Corrigan said during the work session.


Cambridge and Milton high schools are planning to use a drive-thru celebration, which will give seniors an opportunity to go on campus one last time, Corrigan said. For example, in Cambridge, students will be invited to drive through a decorated route around the campus that celebrates the class of 2020. Graduates and their families are encouraged to decorate cars, dress in graduation attire and drive through the campus at predetermined and prescribed time slots, at the end of which seniors will receive their diploma covers, he said.

"I want to acknowledge that much has been done; we have more planning to do. Be assured, our leaders are listening, adapting and supporting our parents and communities, working side by side with them for possible summer celebrations," Corrigan said.
By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.