Rowan-Salisbury’s high schools will host in-person graduation ceremonies this year.
"Graduation is a rite of passage for our seniors. As COVID cases have declined in our community, we believe that we can create a safe environment to celebrate the academic accomplishments of our senior scholars,” said Superintendent Dr. Tony Watlington. “We are delighted that we will be able to honor this tradition this spring."
The district’s six traditional high schools – North Rowan High School, South Rowan High School, East Rowan High School, West Rowan High School, Carson High School and Salisbury High School – will host their ceremonies in their football stadiums on Saturday, May 29, at 8 a.m. Rowan County Early College and Henderson Independent High School will hold their ceremonies at alternate locations on alternate dates. Each school will share school-specific details in the coming weeks.
In order to ensure a healthy environment to celebrate our students, we will enforce safety protocols at these events. Each graduation will be a ticketed event to enforce capacity limits, and all participants and attendees will be required to wear masks. The ceremony format and capacity are subject to the executive order in place on the day of the event. This may cause changes if safety guidelines require adjustments to be made.