Graduation Information

Graduating Class

May 27, 2021

Hiland Park Baptist Church

6:00 PM


Livestream Link for Graduation: (scroll to middle of Bay District Schools Home Page)

The link will not be live until the ceremony begins.


Haney is excited to honor our 2019-20 and 2020-21 graduates in a Commencement Ceremony.  Graduates MUST REGISTER to participate and order your cap & gown AT NO CHARGE by filling out this online form by April 9.      

REGISTER NOW:  Click Here to Register

Due to COVID-19, only graduates and Haney staff will be allowed to attend graduation.  The event will be live-streamed, and a photographer will be present to take pictures of the graduates and the event at no charge.  Please see the FAQ's below or contact Suzanne Vann at or 850-767-5500 ext. 212-5347 with questions.


Who is eligible to participate in Graduation?

GED:  Any GED student who attended classes at Haney and earned your GED in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year. Graduates must pass all parts of the GED in order to participate.

CTE:  Any CTE student who completes his or her program in 2019-2020 or 2020-2021.  This includes passing the TABE or meeting the TABE exemption requirements. If students haven’t completed yet but your instructor says you WILL graduate by May 27, you can register for graduation and participate. 


How do I register for Graduation?

The online link is at: or you can call 767-5500 for assistance registering.


What if I missed the deadline for ordering my cap and gown?  

We always order extra caps and gowns which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Mrs. Vann at to see what is available and if you can still participate in the ceremony.


When and where will graduation take place?  

Graduates need to arrive dressed in caps and gowns by 5:00 pm so individual photos can be taken before the ceremony.

Ceremony: 6:00-7:00 PM

Hiland Park Baptist Church 

2611 US-231

Panama City, FL 32405


Is there a practice for Graduation?  

No. We will provide directions when you arrive before the ceremony.


Do I have to come to school on the last day since it is Graduation?

The ceremony will not take place during school hours. You will have to discuss this with your instructor.


Is there a charge to participate in Graduation?

No.  However, graduates must register online and order your cap and gown since they are ordered based on height and size.


Can I decorate my cap and gown?



When can I pick up my cap and gown? 

Caps and gowns will be available for pick up in Student Services starting May 22, 2021 from 7 am to 3:15 pm.


What should I wear to Graduation?

Men should wear dark or khaki pants, a neatly-pressed, long-sleeve dress shirt with a tie, dark socks, and dress shoes under the gown.  Ladies should wear a dress, skirt, or dress slacks, with a blouse and dress shoes under the gown.  Shorts, jeans, athletic shoes, and flip flops are not to be worn.  You will be climbing stairs, so please wear shoes that you can walk in comfortably and safely. If you need help with graduation clothing, please contact Kim Nix in Student Services. DO NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR CAP & GOWN.

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