Appleton City Baccalaureate Information

The Appleton City High School baccalaureate will be held Sunday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church of Appleton City.  Each graduate will be allowed to bring 4 guests with them to this ceremony due to facility size and CDC guidelines regarding social distancing.  The Appleton City High School graduation will be held June 21 at 7:00 p.m. on the high school football field. Each graduate will be given 10 tickets for their guests to present upon entrance to the ceremony.

The graduates will be seated in the bleachers on the track in front of the press box. Spectators will need to bring their own chairs and spread out on the football field. All spectators are asked to follow CDC guidelines regarding social distancing at all times while on school property. Parking will be available behind the school (high school, middle school, and elementary lots) and the gravel lot on the west end of the high school. 

Guests will enter the football field from the high school parking lot and follow the path marked in RED.  Handicap parking will be marked in the high school parking lot on the west side of the fence and the south side of the high school building. ALL vehicles, ATV/UTV’s, and golf carts are prohibited from entering the track/field area. If the field is too wet for spectators, or if there is a high chance of rain during the ceremony, the decision to move to the alternative indoor plan will be made Saturday, June 20 by noon.  The alternate plan is as follows: Beginning at 7:00 p.m., graduates will enter the gym through the south gym doors, in alphabetical order, in approximately 5-7 minute increments. Each graduate will be allowed to bring a maximum of 10 guests in with them.

During that time, the graduate will walk onto the stage and receive their diploma. Family members will be able to take photographs at that time as well. Again they ask that families adhere to social distancing guidelines. Following the presentation of the diploma and pictures, the graduate and their family will immediately exit the gym through the east doors and exit the building through the south high school entrance. Any graduate that would like to watch their classmates receive their diplomas are welcome to, but MUST be seated in the gym NO LATER than 6:50 p.m. 

There will be no readmission of graduate once you leave the gym.  Guests should not attend any of these events if they are ill.  Please remember to follow CDC guidelines regarding social distancing while attending these events.  They understand this may not be a traditional ceremony, but they do want to celebrate our graduates.  The graduation will be streamed LIVE on the school’s Facebook page the evening of graduation for those unable to attend and following the ceremony, there will be a parade processional through downtown. Graduates will be allowed to ride with their families, one per vehicle, unless the graduates are siblings. This will allow spectators to spread out along the parade route and honor our graduates. They are proud of our seniors and want them to have their special moments, but above all, the health and safety of our students and community is our number one priority.  Graduation practice will be Friday June 19 at 10:00 a.m. Graduates need to report to the football field area. Please remember to socially distance!

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