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Graduation Regalia

Commencement Ceremony Dress Code

  • Students are NOT permitted to decorate their graduation caps. Any student who arrives to commencement with a decorated cap will forfeit the right to wear that cap and be issued a plain one to wear at the ceremony.
  • There are no color restrictions. Please wear a clean and appropriate outfit. Please plan to wear a button-up dress shirt or blouse, dress pants or a skirt, a dress or a pants suit, tie or a bowtie, dress shoes (no sneakers or flip flops). Heels are not required.
  • The graduation gown must be completely zipped at all times.
  • Senate Bill 292 allows for members of the United States Armed Forces to wear their dress uniform to their graduation ceremony.


  • School-Issued Medals
    • Honors Medals: Cum Laude, Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude
  • FHSAA State Medals
  • Daytona Beach News-Journal Medallion of Excellence Medal

As determined by the school:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma
  • Daytona State College: AA Honors or AA High Honors
  • Military: Any branch of service
Honor Cords

Students must be a part of the club or organization (state/nationally affiliated) for two school years (does not have to be consecutive) and in good standing, including meeting minimum volunteer hours as established by each organization. 

  • Active Military Service Commitment (VFW)
  • Band and Chorus
  • DECA
  • Digital Video Society
  • Ebony Multicultural Society
  • FFA
  • Future Problem Solvers
  • GSA
  • HOSA
  • Interact Club
  • Key Club
  • Leo Club
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • National Honor Society
  • National Honor Society for Dance Arts
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Pageantry Arts Honor Society
  • Red Cross
  • ROTC
  • 4-H/Robotics Club
  • Student Government Association
  • SWAT
  • Thespians
  • Yearbook