Shen High School

Graduation Information

2024 Graduation

Shenendehowa Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26 at 1:30 PM at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The experience at SPAC is always an impressive one for our seniors, and we are happy to be able to return this year. We will use the same company as the previous years to live-stream the event on the Shenendehowa YouTube Channel or directly on SPAC’s website. A few key points to share: 

  • There is no limit on guests attending 
  • Tickets are not required. Seating is open except for the following sections 1-3, 4 and 5 – see map.
  • Students should arrive by 12:30pm to begin lining up for a 1:10pm processional
    • The administrative team will meet students at the pavilion area directly behind the amphitheater lawn 
  • Students will receive an information packet with instructions for arrival and line up with their caps and gowns. Caps and gown distribution will begin Mid-May. 
  • Administrators will be going into classes at the end of May/Early June to review information with seniors.

Key Dates:

  • June 18, 20, & 21: Graduate Elementary School Walkthrough – exact dates and locations can be found on the District calendar.

    Graduation photos

    Photographers from Lauren Studios take pictures of the graduates at different stages in the ceremony. For specific questions concerning graduation pictures, contact Lauren Studios at 336-6130.

    Graduation Cords/Medals

    • All graduates – green and white cap tassel
    • Graduates with a GPA of 85% and above – gold cap tassel
    • Graduates with a GPA of 95% and above – medal
    • National Honor Society – gold cord
    • Math Honor Society – light blue and gold cord
    • Science National Honor Society – Green, purple, and gold
    • Rho Kappa (Social Studies Honor Society) cords – blue and white
    • World Language Honor Society – four different cords, each one corresponds to the flag colors of French (red, white, blue), German or  Spanish. Latin is purple and gold. Chinese is not a cord option because students need to take three years of a language to be eligible for WLHS and the district only offers two years of Chinese.
    • Tri-M Honor Society – Pink cord
    • National Art Honor Society – Single strand, Rainbow Cord
    • National Technical Honor Society – Purple and Silver cord.
    • New York State Seal of Biliteracy
    • New York State Seal of Civic Readiness