Graduation

GRADUATION 2023


Welcome to our Graduation Information Page.  Graduation will be held on Friday, June 2nd, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. on Leary Field.  We look forward to a wonderful event and sending forth for the Class of 2023!  

Rehearsals are Mandatory

All graduation rehearsals are MANDATORY.  Students will not be allowed to participate in graduation if they do not attend rehearsals.  The dates and times for rehearsals are as follows:


In case of inclement weather conditions, graduation rehearsal will be held in the Regan (upper) Gym.  Notification of this change will be made by 8:00 am on rehearsal days via CONNECT ED CALL, email and updated on this Graduation Information Page.

                                                

On Graduation Day, seniors should report to the tent on Leary Field at 4:30 p.m. Length of the graduation ceremony is approximately 90 minutes.

Tickets

A graduation packet that includes two “VIP” field seating tickets will be handed out to seniors when they pick up their cap and gown on May 31st.  If your senior has not shared this information with you prior to graduation, please be sure to follow up with him/her.


Only ticketed guests will be able to enter the field area.  However,  there is ample seating for additional guests in the bleachers or on the hill at Leary Field.   We have many staff, students, and parents that volunteer their time to help us with graduation, we ask that you follow their direction regarding field seating.  

Seating

Click on the link below to view the seating diagram for this year’s graduation.  After the first day of graduation rehearsal, your senior should be able to tell you exactly where they will be seated, allowing you to pick the best seats to view your student.  If you have a guest with handicapped disabilities, contact  Amy Molchan at  978-264-4700, ext. 3403 or amolchan@abschools.org. anytime after May 1st.


2023 Leary Field Seating Layout

Parking

All high school parking lots are available for parking but fill very quickly.  Please allow yourself ample time to find parking.  For safety, please follow all designated parking signs on campus and local roads.

Handicapped drop off is available at the main entrance of Leary Field.

What if it Rains?

In the case of extremely poor weather conditions, we will be moving the graduation ceremony inside.  By 11am on the date of graduation, notification of the rain venue will be made via Connect-Ed Call, Email, and the information will be posted on the district and high school websites. Once a decision to move inside has been made, the change will be final.

Please click on the link below for a detailed FAQ on our “Indoor Graduation Ceremony”


Graduation Rain FAQ document

Photography

A photographer from the school’s studio, Mark Lawrence Photographers, will be taking photos from the stage of each graduate as they receive their diploma.  There is no obligation to purchase this picture; however, if you wish to take advantage of the photo offer from the photographer, you can access the ordering information here. If you intend to take your own photographs, please be aware that standing up in the seating area may block the view of other guests. Designated photo areas on the field are available. 


Pop-Up Flower Stand

New this year, we will have a Pop-Up Flower Stand for guests to purchase flowers or stuffed animals for their favorite graduates.  This is a fundraiser for the Junior Class who will receive 15% on all sales. Click HERE for more information or to pre-order.


Project Graduation: Class of 2023 Grad Night

Class of 2023 Grad Night  is an all-night substance-free party for the graduates and is sponsored by the Project Graduation. It starts at 9:30 p.m and runs until 5:00 a.m., at the high school. Tickets can be purchased online on the Project Graduation Website and at the door on the night of the event; tickets cost $20.00 until May 26th and $25.00 after.

Television Broadcast

The AB Graduation Exercises will be broadcast live for residents of Acton on Acton TV. 

Comcast channel 9

Verizon channel 40

For those who are not in Acton, you may also access a live stream from a web browser anywhere in the world. Simply visit: www.ActonTV.org and select the “Education Channel Live Stream.”

The ceremony will also be re-broadcast in the weeks following graduation.  Check the schedule for dates and times.


Graduation Announcement

For your convenience, we have made a sheet of graduation announcements that you can print/copy to distribute to family and friends.  


If you have any additional graduation questions that have not been addressed in this document, please contact Lynn Hurley lhurley@abschools.org or Genevieve Hammond ghammond@abschools.org