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Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Ceremony

                    Friday, June 7, 2025       6:00pm

                                                     LAHS Football Field
The commencement ceremony will begin promptly at 6pm and last approximately 90 minutes.
Everyone is welcome. No tickets are required to enter.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The gates open at 5pm. Entrance to the field will be through the parking lot.


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End of Year Activities & Info

Class of 2024
End of Year Activities & Info

There are numerous end-of-year activities and deadlines we want seniors to be mindful of and plan ahead for. Students should carefully review this document and contact if they have any questions or concerns.



Senior Panorama Photo

ACT Period

Photographers will be on campus to take the senior panorama photo. Students should report to the football field no later than 10:10 am (start of ACT). They should come dressed in their regular attire and not bring props of any kind. The photoshoot will take up the entire ACT period. A link to purchase the photo will be shared at a later date.
Location: LAHS Football Field
Financial Aid Application
Each senior must complete one of these three forms: FAFSA, CADAA, or an MVLA Opt-Out. The priority deadline for CA public colleges/universities is April 2nd. 
See Ms. Duran in the College & Career Center if you need help filling out the online forms.

Links   FAFSA


Graduation Speaker Application Deadline 

End of Day

Every year seniors are invited to audition for several different roles in the commencement ceremony. Those are as follows: 
  • Master of Ceremonies (2x)
  • Pledge of Allegiance Reader
  • Commencement Speeches (2x)

Students interested in being commencement speakers should plan to provide a draft of their 2- to 3-minute-long speech. It should touch on their experience at Los Altos High School, what they and their classmates have accomplished, and the future. They should also consider sharing personal anecdotes that resonate with universal themes and offer insights that inspire and connect with the diverse experiences of the graduating class. 

The MC positions will be selected from the students who apply to be commencement speakers.

The application to try out to be a speaker at graduation will be available on March 29th and is due Friday, April 19th.



Graduation Speaker Tryouts

ACT Period 
   (if necessary)

Tryouts for the graduation speaker roles will take place during ACT on May 3rd. Additional appointments will be offered after school that same day if necessary. We will notify students of their appointment time slot by April 25th. Only those students who apply will be allowed to audition.

Location: Student Services Building, 2nd Floor, Conference Room 2A
Saturday 5/18
7 → 11 PM
Prom will be held on Saturday, May 18th. Tickets are available for sale in person at the finance office and online. Students requiring financial assistance should contact Mr. Betancur before purchasing a ticket.

Please note the following:

-Tickets will not be sold after Wednesday, May 15th.

-Students must arrange their own transportation to and from the event.

-Students will not be allowed to enter after 8PM. They may however leave at any time. We recommend that families be aware of how their student will get to and from the event and what their plans are that evening. If students leave early, they will be unsupervised. 

-Seniors may bring guests to the prom.  Guest ticket sales will begin on April 22nd. Availability may be limited, so tickets first come first serve. The guest ticket application can be found here. Hard copies are available for pick up at the finance office. The application must be filled out and turned in at the time that the guest ticket is purchased.    

Location: Corinthian Grand Ballroom, Downtown San Jose
Links   Webstore               
            Prom Guest Application
Senior Awards Ceremony
7 → 9:00 PM
The Senior Awards Ceremony is our opportunity to recognize seniors for their outstanding achievements and contributions. Students who will be recognized at the ceremony will be notified to attend.
Location: Eagle Theater
Grad Gown 
3:30 →  4:30
You will pick up your cap and gown after school on Thursday, May 30th. Please take care of it as the school won’t have spare gowns available to offer as replacements. 
Location: Large Gym 
Tues- Friday
5/28 - 5/31
Final Assessments
All Day
End-of-year assessments will be held during regular block periods from May 28th to May 31st

Senior Checkout

Seniors must complete the senior checkout process by 4:00 PM on June 3rd in order to attend the mandatory graduation rehearsal on the morning of June 4th.

Checking out involves getting signatures from several departments and offices to prove that all school materials (library books, textbooks, technology) have been returned and outstanding bills paid. Additionally, students need to complete the tasks below: 

  • Financial Aid Application
Per a new Calfornia State law, all seniors must complete a financial aid application (FAFSA or CADAA)  -or-  theMVLA Opt-Out form (en Español). 
  • Naviance Graduation Survey
All seniors must complete certain essential tasks in Naviance before being cleared for graduation: 
  • In Naviance, click on "About Me" in the upper right corner, then find "My Surveys," then complete (i) LAHS Senior Survey 2024 and (ii) Graduation Survey.
  • Go to “Colleges” to:
  • confirm your college application list is accurate (email Ms. Duran to remove schools).
  •  Update results for all schools you applied to (using the pencil "edit" icon).
  • select the school you will be attending.
  • Request a final transcript/school report for the school you will attend.
Graduation Practice #1
  8:15→11 AM
This is the first of two mandatory practices. Seniors should arrive no later than 8:15. The rehearsal begins once all seniors have arrived. Assuming everyone arrives on time, it should be finished by 11 AM. Seniors must stay the entire time. 

Location: Large Gym
Senior Picnic
8:45 →4:30 
The senior picnic is the last school-sponsored opportunity for the graduating class to spend time together. The event is held at an undisclosed location off-campus. We recommend students bring a swimsuit, towel, and sweatshirt/jacket.
Tickets are available for sale in person at the finance office as well as online.  Students requiring financial assistance should contact Mr. Betancur before purchasing a ticket.
-All students must have a valid parent permission slip on file. This can be completed online here. A paper version is available for pick up at the finance office.
-Lunch will be provided.
-Students will be transported to and from the event. They may not drive themselves to the event. 
-Seniors not attending the picnic are expected to attend classes as usual.
Location: Surprise Location 
Links   Webstore       
            Picnic Permission
Practice #2 
8:15→ 11:45
Students need to report to the Large Gym no later than 8:15am. We will begin the graduation review once all seniors have checked in. Remember that checkout sheets are due by 4:00pm, Monday, June 3. The rehearsal will last until approximately 11:45am. Everyone is expected to stay for the entire graduation review. Students who have conflicts due to a sibling graduating from one of our partner middle schools should notify
Location: Large Gym

Seniors must report to the gymnasium with their cap and gown no later than 5pm. We recommend not bringing anything you don’t mind losing as you won’t have the opportunity to retrieve the items after the ceremony. 

Location: Large Gym
Graduation Ceremony
6:00 →7:30
The commencement ceremony will begin promptly at 6pm and last 90 minutes. Everyone is welcome; there are no tickets required to enter the ceremony. Seating is on a first come first serve basis. Families requiring handicap accommodations are encouraged to reach out to Jeanine Seagraves at

To prevent damage to the athletic field, we ask that students and spectators not wear pointed high heels. We also ask that the following items not be brought to the ceremony: confetti, food, gum, air horns, balloons, or large signs that might block the view of others.

Location: Football Field
Graduation Reception


Diploma Pick-Up
    7:30→ 8:00
Graduates and their families are invited to a reception in the quad immediately following the graduation ceremony. This event is organized by the parents of the junior class.

During this time students will also (a) return their gowns and (b) pick up their diplomas. 

Location: Main Quad
Grad Night
8:00→ 2AM
Grad Night is organized by the PTSA in order to give the graduates one final opportunity to safely spend time together. The event will be held at a secret location that offers a variety of activities. Students will be transported to and from the venue. Students may not drive themselves. Light refreshments will be provided.

Tickets cost $195. The price goes up to $225 on March 4 and to $250 on May 15.  Any students requiring financial assistance should contact Mr. Betancur before purchasing a ticket.

Tickets can be purchased online here. Tickets can also be purchased with cash or check at the finance office. A completed permission slip must be turned in at the time of purchase. Checks should be made out to LAHS PTSA.  Students requiring financial assistance in order to attend should contact Mr. Betancur.

Questions about grad night, including whether or not you already purchased a ticket, should be directed to Tracey Leong (

Location: Surprise Location

Link     Purchase Ticket/Sign Permission Slip
100% Class Participation at all Events

100% Class Participation at all Events

The school and PTSA’s goal is for 100% of the senior class to attend all the senior events.
Financial support is also available for prom and picnic. Students should contact Mr. Betancur. Financial aid for grad night can be requested in the online sign up link.
Prom and picnic tickets can be paid in installments at the finance office throughout the year.
Questions about Graduation or Senior Year Activities

Questions about Graduation or Senior Year Activities

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