Class of 2021 Graduation Information
As the COVID-19 pandemic has altered graduation ceremony plans, Atlantic Technical College and Broward County Public Schools is happy to offer a modified in-person graduation ceremony this year. We truly hope you will join us in celebrating your hard work, dedication and achievements. Your in-person ceremony will take place on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., located at Dillard High School- Herman Pittman Gymnasium. We look forward to providing a ceremony that will be safe and memorable for all.
Please check this site periodically for updates; all things related to the ceremony will be released here. We look forward to celebrating this special day with you and we could not be prouder to call you an Atlantic Technical College graduate. #ATCGrads2021 #BCPS2021Grads
Please join ATC in celebrating our graduates on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Everyone’s safety is our priority. Due to social distancing protocols, space is limited to 290 graduates and their 2 guests only, please purchase your cap and gown starting, May 5 to ensure your spot.
Dillard High School
Herman Pittman Gymnasium
2501 NW 11th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is my cap and gown and where can I purchase it?
In order to participate you must purchase a cap and gown from the ATC bookstore, starting May 5. The current hours of operation for the ATC bookstore is Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. for lunch). The price for the cap and gown, which includes the tassel, is $35.00 (tax included). The last day to purchase is Thursday, May 27.
What is the graduate dress code for the ceremony?
– Suggested attire for men: dress shirt, slacks, tie, and dark shoes and dark color socks.
– Suggested attire for women: dress or dress slacks and shoes that are safe for stairs.
– No jeans or sneakers please.
What time should graduates arrive, where do I enter the Dillard High School Gymnasium?
Graduates should be at the gymnasium no later than 6:00 p.m. Once you arrive to the gymnasium look for an ATC employee (identified by graduation badge) and ask for your assigned seat on the floor. On your seat you will find your RSVP card which you will hand to the announcer as you walk across the stage.
What should graduates bring to the ceremony?
Please have your gown and cap on when you arrive. Do not forget your ATC medallion and honor cord if applicable. Do not bring personal belongings to the ceremony. There will be no place to leave your items when you walk across the stage and the venue is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Where do my guest and I park when attending the ceremony at Dillard High School- Herman Pittman Gymnasium?
There will be signage directing you to the designated parking areas. We are happy to share that parking is FREE for all.
Can I purchase a 2021 keepsake Tassel?
Yes. You can purchase a tassel by going to the BCPS ATC e-store at: https://osp.osmsinc.com/BrowardFL/BVModules/CategoryTemplates/Detailed%20List%20with%20Properties/Category.aspx?categoryid=B2221. The price is $6.50 and includes sales tax and shipping. Are you having problems making your estore purchase? Follow these directions here. Contact Tara Kinlaw for assistance at: [email protected].
Can I get additional guest tickets for the ceremony?
Due to social distancing protocols, each graduate will receive two (2) tickets only. All tickets have a barcode and will be scanned at the entry door. We apologize, but we cannot offer additional tickets for the ceremony for ANY reason. EVERYONE (including infants and children) will require a ticket to enter. Guest tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis for graduates that purchase their cap and gown. For everyone’s safety, a face mask and social distancing will be required for all guests and graduates.
Are there seating arrangements for guest with tickets?
Graduates will receive their two (2) guest tickets when they purchase their cap and gown from the bookstore. All tickets have a barcode and will be scanned at the entry door. Each ticket will have an assigned seat in the Gymnasium which will allow for six (6) feet of social distancing between guests. Baby strollers are not allowed. Guest tickets will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis for graduates that purchase their cap and gown.
Will there be a security check at the door of the gymnasium?
Yes. Please inform your guest to come early to allow for time to go through the security check and to take their assigned seats. Please know the security check will include a bag check so clear bags are recommended, and bags can NOT be larger than 8” X 11”.
Can guest bring balloons or noise makers?
Balloons and noise makers of any kind are not permitted. If you bring these items, you will be asked to take them back to your car during the security check.
How will my additional guest access the ceremony online?
When available, you will be sent a link via email and the link will be also be posted here. We encourage you to then share this link with your friends and family.
Can I purchase a video of the virtual ceremony?
Yes. Details will be provided at a later date.
When and how can I pick up my Certificate/Diploma?
CTE Certificates/Diplomas will be processed after completion of your program. You will be contacted on how the pickup process will be conducted. When you pick up the certificates/diploma it will also include your ATC portfolio materials.
I hear there will be a cap decoration contest, is it true?
Yes, we encourage you to decorate a DIY cap of a virtual cap, take a picture or send it electronically. All pictures/files should be sent to Rhonda Biazar at: [email protected] by 11:59 on May 27, 2021 to enter the contest.
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