Class of 2021 Chesapeake Public Schools Graduations and Celebrations

At the heart of the Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) mission is our commitment to preparing students to successfully fulfill their life’s purpose.

Time to Celebrate:

Plan to join family and friends to celebrate the Class of 2021 in a traditional graduation ceremony scheduled at S.B. Ballard Stadium on the Old Dominion University Campus. Due to limited seating, all graduation ceremonies will live-streamed.

Tickets: (updated, 4/27/2021)

Each graduate will receive six (6) guest tickets for the ceremony. To comply with Governor Northam’s Plan for Safe In-Person Graduations and Commencements, there will be six feet of physical distancing between each guest group for mitigation purposes.


The dates and times proposed for each celebration are listed below. These events are scheduled to occur RAIN OR SHINE. In the event of severe weather, ceremonies may be rescheduled for 1:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 2021.

Western Branch High School
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.

Grassfield High School
Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 1:30 p.m.

Deep Creek High School
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 1:30 p.m.

Indian River High School
Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

Oscar Smith High School
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.


Great Bridge High School
Friday, June 18, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.

Hickory High School
Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.

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