Class of 2024

Thu, 10/19/2023 - 2:00pm

2024 Graduation News for Seniors & Families

We know there is a lot of excitement that comes with the end of high school and we hope the information below helps you in your planning.  Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Carr @  with any questions. 

Completion of all final exams and full attendance at school from May 15, 2024, to May 22, 2024, is MANDATORY.  Seniors must attend both graduation practices and events  May 20-22nd, 2024. Any issues/concerns with attending the graduation practices- please contact Mrs. Carr. 

Events for Seniors:

Wednesday, May 15        All classes will meet.  Exam in Periods 4B, 5, and 6

Thursday, May 16           All classes will meet. Exams in Periods 1, 2

                                         Rehearsal #1, Auditorium, Periods 5-6, Caps & Gowns Distributed

Friday, May 17                All classes will meet.  3 hour early dismissal.

Monday, May 20             Exams in Periods 3, 4A

                                        Senior Breakfast

                                       Senior Class Photo

                                       Rehearsal #2, Auditorium, Tickets Distributed

Tuesday, May 21          Senior Farewell Assembly, Lineup starts at 8:00

                                      Cap and Gown Required

                                      Senior Picnic, after assembly in CHS Stadium

Wednesday, May 22     Make up exams – schedule on your own with teachers.

Wednesday, May 29      3:00 pm  Graduation Ceremony at Merriweather Post Pavilion 

                                        Cap & Gown Required

                                        Seniors line-up for Graduation – One Half Hour Early (2:30 pm

If a student experiences an emergency illness on the day of a scheduled graduation practice or required senior activity, the student should email Mrs. Carr at

Any senior who wishes to come in late or leave early, must turn in a signed note to 

We are providing you with a schedule of mandatory practices, exams, and activities in advance so that your student can prearrange work schedules and avoid potential conflicts. 

Graduation Information

  • All seniors are provided ten (10) tickets to the graduation ceremony. 

            Up to 5 additional tickets can be requested using the form:

           Students should complete this form, not parents, as HCPSS emails are required.

           These requests will be honored on a first come, first served basis.

           If more are needed, seniors should ask peers for any tickets they do not need.

  • Tickets are distributed at the second graduation rehearsal. 
  • Tickets will not be distributed to students with outstanding obligations.


  • Participation in the graduation ceremony is not mandatory.  Seniors not intending to participate in the graduation ceremony must have a parent/guardian submit written notification to Dr. Miller and Mrs. Carr.
  • Attendance at school is mandatory through May 22, 2024. If you plan to leave early or come late any day, you must have a note from parent/guardian submitted to
  • Graduation deserves the highest priority. All graduation rehearsals are mandatory.

Graduation Attire

  • Caps and Gowns are required for the commencement ceremony.
  • Students may only wear graduation stoles or cords that are distributed through an HCPSS or Centennial high school club or organization.
  • Seniors are asked not to wear sneakers, tennis shoes, flip-flops, boat shoes, or other similar types of casual footwear. Students will want to consider low-heeled shoes due to the distance they process and the step stairs they navigate.

Video and Photographs

  • Commencement ceremonies are public events and may be photographed or videotaped. Lifetouch is the official event photographer.
  • 2024 ceremonies will be livestreamed online and archived on the HCPSS channel.

Other Information

  • Physical diplomas are not awarded on stage.
  • Diplomas/certificates and final report cards will be distributed immediately following the ceremony.
  • Students who do not pick up these items will have the opportunity to collect them from school during normal school hours.
  • Preferred name at graduation. The name attached to you on Synergy will be read at graduation. Should you wish to have an alternate name (nicknames, for example), a parent/guardian should email Mrs. Carr, with the request by May 10th. A confirmation will be sent within 24 hours.
  • Parking will be managed by Merriweather Post Pavilion. Parking information will be posted on the HCPSS website closer to the date of the event. If transporting disabled guest, please arrive early to ensure they are seated prior to the ceremony.

Click here to see this information in calendar format


Class of 2024 Graduation: May 29, 2024 at 3 PM

The Howard County Public School System Class of 2024 graduation ceremony schedule is now available! 

Graduation for Centennial High School is on Wednesday, May 29, at 3 PM at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The last day of school for Seniors is Wednesday, May 22. 



Attentention Juniors and Seniors! Prom 2024 is on Saturday, April 27, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Hippodrome in Baltimore.

Tickets are $80.00 and are on sale online only through HCPSS Online School Payments from March 8, to April 5.

Please click here for all the important details!



Forms are availabe in the front office or online. All forms are due to the front office by Friday, April 5, at 2:10 PM.



The fabulous PTA-sponsored CHS Late Night After Prom Party will once again be held immediately after PROM on Saturday, April 27!!

WHEN: Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 P.M. to Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 A.M.

WHO: Open to ALL CHS juniors and seniors, even if they do not attend the Prom. CHS sophomores and freshmen, as well as dates who are NOT CHS students, may attend CHS Late Night ONLY IF they attend the CHS PROM.

WHAT: A fun filled After Prom Party with unrivaled entertainment, trending music, delicious food & beverages, top-notch games, and spectacular prizes to raffle! We also have bus transportation taking students from the PROM site to After Prom!

​WHERE: Main Event at The Columbia Mall.

Check here for more information. See what you can do to help make this an amazing event for our students!




Centennial Boosters is proud to offer four (4) graduating seniors our Annual  Scholarships of $500 each.

Scholarship Details and Criteria

Four (4) scholarships in the amount of $500 each will be awarded to four graduating seniors
Applicant must show degree of participation in Centennial-sponsored, extra-curricular activities at Centennial High School
Applicant will be evaluated on the basis of Applicant's participation, successes, dedication, leadership and achievement within his/her sport or club/organization
Financial needs are NOT a consideration


Applicant must be a graduating senior who has participated in a minimum of 2 years of sports/clubs/organizations (does not need to be the same sport/activity for both years)
Applicant must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5

Submission Guidelines

Application MUST be filled out completely
Application packet must contain the following:

  • Centennial Booster Club Scholarship Application
  • Professional resume including education, work experience, and extracurricular involvement
  • One page personal statement in response to the following:

                  How has your involvement with Centennial High School extracurricular activities impacted you your family, Centennial, or the greater community?

Application packet must be sent via email to 
Application WILL NOT be accepted after the due date of Friday, April 19,2024
Prior to receiving the award, a letter of acceptance to a college, university or trade school must be submitted with verification of deposit

Due Date - Friday, April 19, 2024

Questions should be directed to 
Application and accompanying documents MUST be received on or before due date to qualify for consideration 

Submission Committee Guidelines

  • Selection committee will be made up of parent/teacher members of the Centennial High School Boosters Board
  • Selection committee will review each applicant’s application without access to applicant’s name
  • Selection committee reserves the right to verify all school-related information
  • Any Booster Board Member who has a child applying for a scholarship WILL NOT participate with the selection committee
  • Download application HERE
  • Download more information HERE

For more information and to submit application contact


Emily Scott Memorial Scholarship: Application Deadline April 12

The Emily Scott Memorial Scholarship honors the life and legacy of 2018 Centennial High School graduate, EmilyScott. Two students will be awarded scholarships of $2,500.

CHS seniors in good academic standing and willing to share how they have demonstrated kindness and acceptance of others are invited to apply.

Application instructions are available at:


Cap & Gown Orders

It's time to order your cap and gown graduation package!

See the flier for more details and order information.

Graduation Window: May 20-31, 2024

Howard County Public School System has confirmed the window for the 2024 high school graduations as Monday, May 20-Friday, May 31, 2024. No graduations will be scheduled for weekend dates or on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Ceremonies will be held in person at Merriweather Post Pavilion, with the exception of Cedar Lane School, which will hold its graduation ceremony at the school.

Kente Stole for Graduation
Kente stoles for graduation sales will go live on December 1st. Kente is a traditional African textile that was first woven by the Ashanti people of Ghana and West Africa. Today, it is worn to pay homage to African ancestors and to show pride in the heritages of the Diaspora during ceremonial occasions. The cost of the stole is $21.00. Click here for order information.

Sarapes for Hispanic and Latino Graduating Seniors/ Ventas de Sarapes (estolas) a los Estudiantes Hispanos que se gradúan del último año

The HCPSS Hispanic Achievement Program is currently selling sarapes (stoles) to Hispanic graduating Seniors. For our Hispanic students, wearing the sarape represents their accomplishments and celebration with their family and connection with their roots and the Hispanic community in general.

Sarapes are optional. This sarape is the only one approved by Howard County Public Schools to use during graduation. Sales are open now and go through April 26.   If you are interested in purchasing a sarape, the cost is $22.25, and you will be able to place your order by visiting, then press the tab “Hispanic Achievement” to initiate the order.  (The link works better when students do it from their Chromebook or phone).   

If you have any questions, please contact Lynn DeVore at 401-313-2857 or

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El Programa de Logros Hispanos de HCPSS supervisará las ventas de sarapes (estolas) a los estudiantes hispanos que se gradúan del último año. Para los estudiantes hispanos, usar el sarape encima de su toga (vestido de graduación) representa sus logros, la celebración con su familia, la conexión con sus raíces culturales y la comunidad hispana en general. 

Los sarapes son opcionales.  Este sarape es el único aprobado por las escuelas del Condado de Howard para usarse durante la ceremonia de graduación.  Yo seré el punto de contacto para los estudiantes y las familias con respecto a la venta de los sarapes en Centennial High School. 

Ya está abierta la venta de los sarapes y se extenderán hasta el 26 de abril.  Si desea ordenar, cada estola o sarape tiene un costo de $22.25, para ordenar el suyo visite, luego presione la pestaña “Hispanic Achievement” para iniciar su pedido.  (Este enlace trabaja mejor si lo hace desde la computadora o el celular de su estudiante).

Para obtener más información, comuníquese al Lynn DeVore, 410-313-2857,

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