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  • This year’s ceremonies will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the W.A. Carter High School’s Lions Stadium, 

    2630 N. Linden Avenue, Rialto, California


    9:00 a.m. (last names A-F),

    3:00 p.m. (last names G-O)

    7:00 p.m. (last names P-Z). 



    • There will NOT be a charge for parking, however we do prefer that you park in the designated area for your student whether that be home or visitor side. All graduate and guest vehicles will enter the campus through the gate located on Maple Street, next to the baseball field. Vehicles will be directed by signs and personnel.

    • After parking, all parents and guests will enter the stadium through the home or visitor side gate depending on which side your student will be seated. At graduation rehearsal, students will be informed of which side of the stadium (home-north or visitor-south) they will sit in during the ceremony.  Due to social distancing guidelines, families will have assigned seating.



    • Due to state guidelines, all guests must wear masks at all times.

    • Parents and guests will not be admitted into the stadium until one (1) hour before the ceremony.

    • Students will receive three (3) tickets and are required to provide the names of those attending in advance. All family members attending must sit together in the designated assigned seating section.

    • Parents and guests will not be permitted near the graduate assembly/area or on the field at any time. Please take photos of your student in cap and gown before leaving home. Also, please note that a professional photography company will photograph your student while he/she is on stage. The company will send photo proofs so that you may purchase copies. We will not have a videographer at the event.

    • We will not allow strollers, signs, wrapped gifts, helium balloons, outside food (water permitted), noisemakers of any kind, such as horns, into the stadium. Please leave all these items in the car and present them to your graduate after the ceremony. Balloons and large signs block the visibility of others in the stadium and air horns may prevent another guest from hearing their graduate’s name being called. Graduating students will not be accessible to parents or guests until after the recessional where parents and families may meet their graduates in the parking lot. Carter High School safety officers reserve the right to conduct a search of your belongings prior to entering our facility.


    Book Return

    • Graduates will return their books, laptops and pay fees on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Graduation Rehearsal

    • MANDATORY Graduation Rehearsal is on Wednesday, June 2, 2021

      • Graduation Rehearsal Times:

        • 8:00 a.m. – Last Names A-F

        • 11:00 a.m. – Last Names G-O

        • 2:00 p.m. – Last Names P-Z

      • Graduates will enter through the main gate by the front office. The rehearsal will take place on the football field after check in. Please note, the wristband provided at rehearsal will be REQUIRED for graduation.


    Day of Graduation

      • Graduates must arrive an hour before the graduation on Saturday, June 5th. Graduate check-in will end 15 minutes prior to ceremony start time. Please don’t be late!

      • Graduates should not bring cameras, purses, flowers, beach balls, noisemakers or any other items that require carrying to the staging area. Carter High School safety officers reserve the right to conduct a search of students if deemed necessary.

      • Due to state guidelines, students must arrive to campus with a mask. They will then be gifted a CHS mask to wear for the entirety of the commencement ceremony.

      • Students must wear their cap, gown and wristband in order to gain entry. Students may only wear school issued academic regalia. Graduation caps may be decorated as long as they follow the district’s guidelines. Administration reserves the right to have a student wear a plain cap if their cap is deemed inappropriate. NO LEIS will be allowed.


    Diploma Distribution

      • Diploma distribution is on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the south parking lot (solar panels). You must bring your school I.D. or valid California identification/DL card. Please note only the student can pick up their diploma. No exceptions.

  • News for senior May

  • Senior Timeline March - June


    • Check your email for your Student Aid Report (SAR). Your SAR contains federal financial aid information.
    • If you have not received your Student Aid Report (SAR) four weeks after sending in your FAFSA, contact the Federal Student Aid
      • Information Center at 800-433-3243.
    • Postmark deadline for FAFSA is March 2nd
    • Attend Open House
    • Submit tax forms to the college’s financial aid office, if requested. Contact the financial aid at your college office to make certain that your application is complete. Find out what else you need to do to establish and maintain your eligibility for financial aid. (Some schools may have earlier priority filing deadlines)


    • Check your email often as colleges often communicate with you via email.
    • Watch the mail/email for college acceptance and financial aid award letters. Compare the financial aid awards you receive from various colleges.
    • Check with the college you have chosen to attend about the details of signing and returning your financial aid award letter. You may need to get loan applications directly from a lender.
    • Watch for important deadlines at your chosen college (housing, financial aid, etc).
    • Make your final decision and send in a deposit by the deadline.
    • Notify the schools that you will not be attending of your final decision.
    • If you plan to attend community college check with the Career
    • Center for workshops and information. Apply EARLY – be sure to meet deadlines for summer class


    • Continue to check your email often as colleges often communicate with you via email.
    • Advanced Placement (AP) exams are given in high schools nationwide.
    • If you have not received a notice regarding your Cal Grant application from the CA Student Aid Commission, contact them at
    • 1-888-CAGrant as soon as possible.
    • May 1st is College Decision Day. Be sure to commit and pay your deposit by this deadline.
  • Reminder:

    ALL textbooks, uniforms, computers, etc... must be

    returned by graduation.

    All fees (textbooks & ASB) must be paid before


    Failure to pay fees or return will result in a hold on your diploma.

  • Use the link below to watch the C/O 2021 live stream the day of graduation.


    CHS Graduation Live Stream