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2021 HS Graduation Schedule Announced
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 2921 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

CLASS OF 2021 GRADUATION CELEBRATIONS SCHEDULED FOR HAWAII’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS

News Release from DoE, May 3, 2021

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Education today announced the dates, times and formats for public high school graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021. Alternative ceremony formats will continue for a second year and limit guest access to comply with COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

“We are so proud of our Class of 2021 graduates for their scholarship, student leadership and resilience during this very difficult COVID-19 period,” Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto said. “Our high schools across the islands have been working with graduates, parents and families to plan the best possible celebrations while adhering to social distancing requirements and other health and safety guidelines. We thank our school communities and partners who have been working to make these events truly special.”

Schools are sharing logistics and safety details with parents and guardians. An overview of statewide commencement celebrations is below (as of today’s date). This list will continue to be updated on the Department’s website as more details become available. For more information, families are encouraged to contact their child’s school directly.

KAIMUKI-MCKINLEY-ROOSEVELT COMPLEX AREA

School Date Location Details
Kaimuki High 22-May School auditorium In-person, single graduate at a time
Principal: Jamie Dela Cruz
 
Participating Seniors: 140
McKinley High 23-May School campus Drive-through diploma pickup
Principal: Ron Okamura
 
Participating Seniors: 300
Roosevelt High 21-May School campus Drive-through diploma pickup
Principal: Sean Wong
 
Participating Seniors: 280
Ke Kula Kaiapuni ʻo Ānuenue School 22-May School campus Drive-in
Principal: Christopher Yim
 
Participating Seniors: 23

 

FARRINGTON-KAISER-KALANI COMPLEX AREA

School Date Location Details
Farrington High  17-May Aloha Stadium In-person with graduates and essential staff only inside stadium; limited guests and vehicles outside.
Principal: Alfredo Carganilla
 
Participating Seniors: 525
Kaiser High 22-May Aloha Stadium In-person with graduates and essential staff only inside stadium; limited guests and vehicles outside.
Principal: Justin Mew
 
Participating Seniors: 300
Kalani High 25-May Hawaii Convention Center In-person; graduates and essential staff only inside Convention Center
Principal: Mitchell Otani
 
Participating Seniors: 300
Hawaii School for the Deaf & Blind 20-May School campus In-person with limited guests and vehicles
Principal: Kinau Gardner
 
Participating Seniors: 8
 

LEILEHUA-MILILANI-WAIALUA COMPLEX AREA

School Date Location Details
Leilehua High 21-May School stadium field In-person with limited guests
Principal: Jason Nakamoto
 
Participating Seniors: 375
Mililani High 16-May Aloha Stadium In-person with limited guests and vehicles
Principal: Frederick Murphy
 
Participating Seniors: 600
Waialua High & Inter. 22-May School football field In-person with limited guests
Principal: Christine Alexander
 
Participating Seniors: 100
 

AIEA-MOANALUA-RADFORD COMPLEX AREA

School Date Location Details
Aiea High 19-May Aloha Stadium In-person with graduates and essential staff only inside stadium; limited guests and vehicles outside.
Principal: David Tanuvasa
 
Participating Seniors: 220
Moanalua High 21-May Aloha Stadium In-person with graduates and essential staff only inside stadium; limited guests and vehicles outside.
Principal: Robin Martin
 
Participating Seniors: 430
Radford High 21-May School gymnasium In-person with limited guests on staggered schedule
Principal: James Sunday
 
Participating Seniors: 260
 

PEARL CITY-WAIPAHU COMPLEX AREA

School Date Location Details
Pearl City High 15-May Aloha Stadium In-person with graduates and essential staff only inside stadium; limited guests and vehicles outside.
Principal: Joseph Halfmann
 
Participating Seniors: 380
Waipahu High 20-May Aloha Stadium In-person with graduates and essential staff only inside stadium; limited guests and vehicles outside.
Principal: Keith Hayashi
 
Participating Seniors: 640
 

NĀNĀKULI-WAIʻANAE COMPLEX AREA

School Date Location Details
Nānākuli High & Inter. 29-May School campus Drive-through diploma pickup
Principal: Darin Pilialoha
 
Participating Seniors: 155
Waiʻanae High 21-May School campus In-person, student-only, with drive-through diploma pick-up the following day
Principal: Disa Hauge
 
Participating Seniors: 370

CAMPBELL-KAPOLEI COMPLEX AREA

School Date Location Details
Campbell High 22-May School campus Drive-through diploma pickup
Principal: Jon Henry Lee
 
Participating Seniors: 650
Kapolei High 21-May School stadium In-person, limited guests
Principal: Wesley Shinkawa
 
Participating Seniors: 480 
 

CASTLE-KAHUKU COMPLEX AREA

School Date Location Details
Castle High 22-May School campus (two ceremonies) In-person, limited guests, live-streaming
Principal: Bernadette Tyrell
 
Participating Seniors: 408
Kahuku High & Inter. 20-May School campus Drive-through diploma pickup with live stream, one vehicle per graduate
Principal: Donna Lindsey
 
Participating Seniors: 203
 

KAILUA-KALAHEO COMPLEX AREA

School Date Location Details
Kailua High 22-May School campus Drive-through diploma pickup with virtual ceremony
Principal: Stacey Oshio
 
Participating Seniors: 200
Kalāheo High 28-May School campus In-person on staggered schedule
Principal: James Rippard 
 
Participating Seniors: 200
Olomana School 21-May School field In-person with limited guests
Principal: John Secreto 
 
Participating Seniors: 10
 

KAʻŪ-KEAʻAU-PAHOA COMPLEX AREA

School Date Location Details
Kaʻū High & Pahala Elementary 21-May School field In-person with limited guests and vehicles
Principal: Sharon Beck
 
Participating Seniors: 48
Keaʻau High 21-May School stadium In-person with limited guests and vehicles
Principal: Dean Cevallos
 
Participating Seniors: 269
Pahoa High & Inter. 23-May School campus Drive-through diploma pickup
Principal: Darlene Bee
 
Participating Seniors: 100

 

Hilo-Waiākea Complex Area

School Date Location Details
Hilo High 21-May School campus Drive-through diploma pickup with virtual ceremony to follow, one vehicle per graduate
Principal: Jasmine Urasaki 
 
Participating Seniors: 265
Waiākea High  22-May School stadium (two ceremonies) In-person with limited guests and vehicles
Principal: Kelcy Koga
 
Participating Seniors: 276
 

HONOKAʻA-KEALAKEHE-KOHALA-KONAWAENA COMPLEX AREA

School Date Location Details
Honokaʻa High & Inter. 22-May School campus Drive-through diploma pickup with virtual ceremony
Principal: Rachelle Matsumura
 
Participating Seniors: 130
Ke Kula ʻO ʻEhunuikaimalino 21-May Konawaena High baseball field In-person with limited guests, virtual ceremony
Principal: Keli‘ikanoe Mahi
 
Participating Seniors: 9
Kealakehe High 28-May School football field In-person with limited guests with vehicles
Principal: Glenn Gray
 
Participating Seniors: 300
 

BALDWIN-KEKAULIKE-MAUI COMPLEX AREA

School Date Location Details
Baldwin High 21-May War Memorial Stadium In-person with virtual ceremony
Principal: Keoni Wilhelm
 
Participating Seniors: 290
Kekaulike High  20-May School stadium In-person with limited guests and vehicles
Principal: Amy Strand 
 
Participating Seniors: 220
Maui High  22-May War Memorial Stadium In-person with graduates and essential staff only inside stadium; limited guests and vehicles outside.
Principal: Jamie Yap
 
Participating Seniors: 430
 

HANA-LAHAINALUNA-LANAI-MOLOKAI COMPLEX AREA

School Date Location Details
Kapaʻa High 21-May School campus Drive-in
Principal: Thomas "Tommy" John Cox
 
Participating Seniors: 240
Kauai High 21-May Vidinha Stadium In-person with live stream
Principal: Marlene Leary
 
Participating Seniors: 290
Waimea High 21-May School campus In-person with limited guests and vehicles
Principal: Mahina Anguay
 
Participating Seniors: 135
 

KAPAʻA-KAUAI-WAIMEA COMPLEX AREA

School Date Location Details
Kapaʻa High 21-May School campus Drive-in
Principal: Thomas "Tommy" John Cox
 
Participating Seniors: 240
Kauai High 21-May Vidinha Stadium In-person with live stream
Principal: Marlene Leary
 
Participating Seniors: 290
Waimea High 21-May School campus In-person with limited guests and vehicles
Principal: Mahina Anguay
 
Participating Seniors: 135

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