Seniors & Graduation

Valencia High School

Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony

May 26, 2023


Senior Baby Photos, ASAP. If you are interested in having your baby photo in the yearbook, please send them to [email protected] with the name of the student.

Senior Portraits, November 5th is the last day to book an appointment for senior portraits. Call O'Connor Photography at (661) 257-3838 or visit

Cap & Gown Orders, December 10, 2022 is the Group Order Deadline to order your Cap & Gown, announcements, class ring, and other 2023 memorabilia. Orders can be placed on the Jostens website.

Senior Recognition Yearbook Ads, November 18th

Senior Meetings

1st Graduation Meeting, March 8, 2023 The first meeting for the Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony will be held during your Government/Economics class. We will be sharing information about cap & gown distribution, graduation auditions, and senior events. If you do not have a Govt/Econ class, please attend one of the meetings during your open period.

Final Graduation Meeting, May 17, 2023 The final Class of 2023 graduation meeting will be held during your Government/Economics class. Graduation ceremony requirements and expectations will be reviewed. If you do not have a Govt/Econ class, please attend one of the meetings during your open period.

Senior Activities

Senior Sunrise, August 8th @6 am Watch the sunset on the football field with your classmates. We recommend that students bring chairs, blankets, etc.

Senior Movie Night, 11/30/22 ASB will host a senior movie night in the Quad.

Valencia High School Prom, 4/15/23 - Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Tickets will be available for purchase in the ASB Office on TBD. More information will be available at as the date approaches.

Senior Sunset & Yearbooks, May 24th @ 7pm in the stadium Sign yearbooks and reminisce with your classmates. Yearbooks will be distributed in the MPR and activities will take place in the stadium.

Valencia High School Grad Night, 5/12/23 at Universal Studios. To purchase tickets, go to our ASB online store

Graduation Yard Signs TBD.  Pre-order coming soon

Senior Shirts at Brunch, 5/22 thru 5/24 - Quad


Cap & Gown & Graduation Medal Distribution, and Senior Panoramic Picture, 5/22/23 - VHS Stadium


Senior Recess, 5/25/23, 12:30-3pm, VHS Stadium: Kona Ice, Hot Dogs, games and Legacy locks.


Senior Breakfast and Graduation Rehearsal, 5/26/23 @7AM, COC Stadium 

Student Performances

Graduation Singer/Musician Tryouts, April 11 in Room 526 Seniors will have an opportunity to compete to perform as a singer/musician at the graduation ceremony.

Graduation Speaker Tryouts, April 13 in Room 203 Seniors will have an opportunity to compete to represent the senior class as the graduation speaker at the ceremony.

Graduation Program Cover Design Due, April 15 to Ms. Mercer (AP Office) Seniors will have an opportunity to submit a design for the cover for this year's Graduation Program.

Ceremony Preparation

Honors Gold Robe The Honors Gold Robe list is made up of students who have achieved a cumulative 4.0 weighted GPA as of their 7th semester of high school, which ends December 15, 2022 for the Class of 2023. These students will wear a gold cap & gown for commencement ceremonies (students with a 3.99 or lower GPA wear a purple cap & gown). You do not need to make a special order for a gold cap & gown. VHS will notify Jostens who should receive gold and who should receive purple.

Graduation Announcement Distribution, Winter 2023

Senior Awards Night, 5/16/23 - Gym Seniors are recognized for academic excellence, college scholarships, and various other achievements. Seniors receiving recognition will receive an invitation. All seniors are encouraged to attend and support your fellow classmates.

Cap & Gown Issuance, May 22nd @ Noon in Football Stadium

Graduation Recordings, May 8-17  Record a special message to your family and friends that will be played prior to the start of the graduation ceremony. Messages can be recorded on your device and emailed to our ASB director at [email protected]  Don't miss out!

Graduation Practice, 5/26/23 @ 7:00am - COC Stadium This mandatory practice will prepare you for the ceremony. You will be expected to know your assigned seat number when you arrive. Seat numbers will be posted outside the Assistant Principal's office the week of graduation. Graduation tickets will be distributed at the end of this rehearsal.

Diploma & Transcripts

Transcripts for Gold Robe Only classes completed on or before December 16, 2022 are considered toward Gold Robe status for the Class of 2023. If you took a class outside of VHS, and you would like it reflected on your VHS transcript, your official transcript must be turned in to the Registrar's Office no later than Tuesday, February 1st, 2023. Please allow 7-10 days for processing. Either digital or mailed transcripts are accepted.

If you took classes at College of the Canyons, transcripts can be requested via the following link: COC Transcript Request. When sending digital transcripts, please have them sent to Amber Medina, Registrar at [email protected]. Please review this flyer provided by COC with instructions on how to request transcripts: How to Order Official Transcripts

Send Your Transcripts to Colleges Please watch this video for instructions on how to send your transcripts to colleges: Sending Transcripts Through Xello

Diploma Name Spelling Please take a moment to check the spelling of your name in Infinite Campus. The name that will appear on your diploma is exported directly from Infinite Campus. If your name is spelled incorrectly or you have had a legal name change, please contact the Registrar's Office at (661) 294-1188 ext. 414 or 415.

Diploma distribution will take place on June 1, 2023 at VHS from 9am to 11am in the gym. Diplomas will be available for pick up in the Administration Office if not picked up on 6/1/23.  

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