Graduation is Here for District 211’s Class of 2013


GraduationAs the school year is coming to an end, there is one thing on every senior’s mind – graduation. For many senior students in District 211, this time of year is a busy, yet bittersweet reminder that high school is coming to an end.

Students from Palatine, Fremd, Hoffman Estates, Conant, and Schaumburg High Schools, as well as students in District 211’s Alternative High School programs, are finishing their final coursework and preparing for high school graduation.

“We know our students received an outstanding high school education that has prepared them for college and their careers, and District 211 is very proud of all our graduating seniors,” said Nancy Robb, superintendent of schools.

Out of District 211’s seven schools, roughly 3,087 students will graduate. Although the exact number of students cannot be determined until final grades are posted at the end of the year, the projected number of students to graduate from each school are as follows: Palatine High School, 650 students; Fremd High School, 671 students; Conant High School, 608 students; Schaumburg High School, 635 students; Hoffman Estates High School, 475 students; and 48 students from the Alternative High School programs.

Hoffman Estates High School will host its graduation ceremony on May 30 at the Willow Creek Auditorium in South Barrington, 67 E Algonquin Rd., beginning at 6 p.m. District 211’s Alternative High School program also will host its ceremonies on May 30 at 7 p.m. at Hoffman Estates High School.

Palatine High School’s graduation will take place on June 2, beginning at 2 p.m. at the school.  Graduation ceremonies for Conant, Fremd, and Schaumburg High Schools will be at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, 5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy., on June 2. Fremd High School’s ceremony will begin at 11 a.m., Schaumburg High School at 2:30 p.m., and Conant High School at 6 p.m.

Although high school graduation means many students will go away to college or start careers in different states, District 211 encourages alumni to keep in touch with the District and inform their alma mater about successes they have in their future endeavors.

“High school graduation is a significant milestone in a student’s life and one that celebrates their accomplishments,” Robb said. “We look forward to hearing from the members of the Class of 2013 and learning about their future successes.”

The complete graduation ceremony schedule can be found on the District 211 website.