DeKalb County schools have scheduled graduation ceremonies May 21-28 at two tentative locations: Margaret Harris Comprehensive School and James R. Hallford Stadium. They will be broadcast live on the district’s YouTube channel, Facebook page and DeKalb Schools TV.
Henry County schools plan to host its ceremonies May 19-28 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton. The school system previously said it chose the popular race track, part of the NASCAR circuit, because it offers the space necessary to allow graduates to invite family while also social distancing.
The pandemic forced districts to delay or host virtual ceremonies for the class of 2020, which saw its final year of high school turned upside down by COVID-19. Gwinnett County and Atlanta public schools have not released graduation ceremony details.
Note: DeKalb’s spokeswoman said Thursday that the ceremonies are not virtual, as the district’s website had previously said. This story has been updated.