We received word today from Governor Cooper that the stay-at-home order for North Carolina has been extended to May 8, 2020. Additionally, public schools in North Carolina will finish the school year with remote learning.
2020 has been a year that we will never forget! In a student’s life, Senior year is so important and is filled with memories and traditions. This last month has been difficult as many cherished events have been cancelled or delayed. One thing that has not changed at all is our devotion to our Class of 2020 and our desire to honor these milestones and traditions.
One of these cherished memories is graduation. The graduation ceremony is important. Hearing your name called out and accepting your diploma as you walk across the stage is something that students look forward to for years.
Iredell-Statesville Schools Graduation ceremonies have been moved to Saturday August 1, 2020 for six high schools in Iredell-Statesville High Schools:
● Lake Norman High School
● North Iredell High School
● Pressly School
● Statesville High School
● South Iredell High School
● West Iredell High School
The following three Early Colleges are waiting to hear from Mitchell Community College (MCC) regarding a graduation ceremony date:
● Agriculture and Science Early College (ASEC)
● Collaborative College for Technology and Leadership (CCTL)
● Crossroads Early College
As soon as we receive information from MCC, we will communicate the graduation ceremony date to early college students.
Students who are graduating from the Career Academy and Technical School (iAcademy) will hold a modified graduation ceremony. They will do so with added social distancing in place. The number of students graduating from the iAcademy is small enough that Principal Rogers feels he can plan the graduation appropriately with proper social distancing in place.
VIRTUAL VIDEO TRIBUTE
All Iredell-Statesville School high schools will hold a virtual video tribute for 2020 graduates on the originally scheduled graduation date. Students will receive specifics from their principal for the virtual video tribute.