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Class of 2023 Graduation Information

Class of 2023 Graduation Information

Updated: June 26, 2023 at 4:18 PM

Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony

Graduation is Friday, June 30, 2023, at 5 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Seattle!

Seniors! Make sure to attend all Senior Class Meetings (held monthly during advisory) for updates on graduation and requirements.

Senior Class Meetings

Your ASB Officers will host senior class meetings each month during advisory, starting at 12:30 PM. This is when seniors will learn about graduation requirements and other important information for graduates.

  • March 14, 2023
  • April 18, 2023
  • May 9, 2023
  • June 1, 2023
  • June 13, 2023

Graduation Date, Time, and Location

Franklin High School’s graduation is June 30, 2023, at 5 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.

Tickets are not required for those wishing to attend graduation.

Cap and Gown Orders

Any seniors that need to order a cap and gown should order them through National Achiever by June 6, 2023:

Not sure if you ordered a cap & gown? Reach out to National Achiever: or check your email for a receipt/invoice!

Financial Assistance for Cap and Gown Orders

Students that need help paying for their cap and gown should check in with Ms. Agnes in room 114. The last day to request financial assistance is June 6, 2023.

There will be a limited number of caps and gowns available as loaners for students that need them on graduation day. If you know your student will need a loaner, please email Mrs. Guenther at with the student’s height and weight before 1:00 PM on June 30th.

Cap and Gown Pick-Up

Seniors can pick up their cap and gown orders at Franklin High School at these times:

  • Friday, May 12th: 1:20-2:00 in the Commons
  • Friday, May 19th: 3:45-4:15 at the Attendance Office
  • Thursday, May 25th: 3:45-4:14 at the Attendance Office
  • Tuesday, June 6th: 12:25-1:50 in Room 114
  • Friday, June 22nd: 9:00-11:00 in North Gym (during AM checkout)
  • Monday, June 26th: 2:10-2:45 on FHS Field (before the rehearsal)
  • Friday, June 30th: 4:00-4:30 at Memorial Stadium (before graduation)

If you or your student needs their items before graduation, reach out to National Achiever at

Cap Decoration Guidelines

Please take into consideration the following rules when decorating your graduation cap. Decoration of your graduation cap is not required. Graduation caps will be checked before the start of the graduation ceremony. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in the removal of the cap before the ceremony.

  • All decorations must be appropriate and non-offensive. Inappropriate caps will be taken away
  • No alcohol, tobacco, drugs, marijuana, gang-related symbols or items, or weapons may be displayed anywhere on the cap
  • Decorations cannot be taller than 2 inches from the base of the mortarboard
  • Decorations may not hang from the sides of the cap; all students must be able to see in all directions
  • Items that decorate the cap may not make noise or be distracting from the graduation ceremony

If you’re unsure if your decorations are appropriate, ask your counselor, an administrator, or your graduation coordinator!!

Suggested Cap Designs May Include:

  • Thank a family member, teacher, or friend
  • Recognize your post-secondary plans (college, trade school, military, etc.)
  • Recognize your high school activities (ex. sports, clubs, co-curricular activities)
  • Your graduation year
  • Include an inspirational message
  • Leave it blank. Decoration of your graduation cap is optional.

Students, we highly suggest you trace your cap onto cardboard and decorate the cardboard. In case you make a mistake, you can start over with a new piece of cardboard. We cannot provide new caps if you damage yours when decorating.

Administrators will reserve the right to disallow anything that is not considered appropriate for the commencement ceremony.

Collection of Cords

If you earned a Top Scholar Award (4.0 GPA or higher), you can collect your green and white cords from the Attendance Office at any time.

All other cords will be handed out at Senior Checkout on June 22nd. Check-in with your counselor if you have questions about which cords you are eligible to receive.

Senior Prom Dance

Date: Sunday, June 4, 2023

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM (doors open at 5:00 PM)

Location: WithinSodo in Seattle

Prom Ticket Information

For FHS Students and FHS Student Guests

Tickets may be purchased using cash or a check made out to Franklin High School. Mobile pay and credit cards cannot be accepted at this time!

  • Tickets for FHS students will go on sale May 16th at lunch for $50.00
  • Students that qualify for Free/Reduced ticket prices will receive an email in their SPS Outlook inbox by the end of the school day on May 15, 2023 (all emails were sent out by 1:00 PM on 5/15!)
    • 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade FHS students do not qualify. for free/reduced ticket prices to prom
    • Non-FHS guests do not qualify for free/reduced ticket prices to the FHS prom

Non-FHS Student Guests

Guests forms are available in the Attendance Office on May 1st

Forms must be completed and submitted by 4:00 PM on Friday, May 12th – late submissions will not be accepted

All guests must be verified before a guest ticket will be sold.

Guest tickets go on sale on Wednesday, May 17th at lunch for $55.00

Tickets may be purchased using cash or a check made out to Franklin High School. Mobile pay and credit cards cannot be accepted at this time!

2023 Important Senior Dates and Deadlines

All dates and requirements are subject to change. 

Running Start students: if you are a full or part-time running start student, contact your counselor for information about checkout and graduation requirements.

All students must take care of fines and returns before they are able to complete their senior check-out. All district-owned items must be returned before seniors will be cleared to walk at graduation. Email your counselor for more information!

April 2023

  • April 18: Senior Class Meeting at 12:30 p.m. in Auditorium
  • April 30: Last day to order cap and gown to ensure a timely arrival

May 2023

  • May 1-12: AP Testing Window
  • May 1: Prom guest forms available in Attendance Office and on Schoology
  • May 9: Senior Class Meeting at 12:30 p.m. in Auditorium
  • May 12: Prom guest forms are due to Mrs. Guenther in the Attendance Office by 4:00 p.m.
  • May 12: Graduation gear handouts by National Achiever in The Commons at lunch!
    • Check back for information about picking up grad gear if you didn’t get it on 5/12
  • May 16: Prom tickets go on sale for FHS students for $50
    • Students that are eligible for free/reduced tickets will receive an email and letter of confirmation by the end of the school day on May 15th
    • Tickets can be purchased using cash or a check made out to “Franklin High School” – mobile pay and credit cards cannot be accepted
  • May 17: Prom tickets go on sale for approved guests for $55
  • May 19: Graduation Gear handout at Attendance Office 3:45 – 4:15 PM!
  • May 24: Check the name on your diploma in the Main Office – make corrections by June 7th
  • May 29: No School – Memorial Day!
  • May 31: Last day to check/change the name on your diploma – check in with your counselor!

June 2023

  • June 1: Senior Class Meeting at 12:30 p.m. in Auditorium
  • June 2: Last Day to Buy Prom Tickets! Tickets will not be sold at the door!
  • June 4: Prom at WithinSodo 5-9 p.m.
  • June 6: Last Cap & Gown handout, 12:25-1:50 in room 114
  • June 7: Last chance to check and correct the name that will go on your diploma
  • June 13: Senior Class Meeting at 12:30 p.m. in Auditorium – Graduation Ceremony Info!!!
  • June 14: Yearbook Distribution
  • June 16: Moving Up Assembly & Quaker Day
  • June 19: No School – Juneteenth!
  • June 20: Seniors receive checkout cards in 1st Period
    • Details will be provided to Seniors during their class meetings!
  • June 22: Senior Check Out in North Gym 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    • National Achiever is on-site to hand out cap and gown orders from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
  • June 23: Last day of school for seniors
  • June 26: [Required] Graduation Rehearsal starting at 2:30 p.m. on the Franklin High School Football Field
    • Seniors are required to attend the rehearsal in order to walk at graduation on 6/30. If you know you will not be able to attend, email your counselor BEFORE the day of rehearsal!
    • Tickets are not required for those wishing to attend graduation.
    • Cap and gown handout will occur after rehearsal in the Attendance Office for students that have not yet picked up their gear.
  • June 30: Final Cap and gown handout at Memorial Stadium 4:00-4:30 p.m.
  • June 30: Graduation at Memorial Stadium at 5 p.m.
    • Students must arrive at the stadium by 4 p.m.
    • More information will be provided to students at Senior Class Meetings!

Senior Class Contacts

If you have any questions about these items, you will find contact information below:


Senior Class Advisor

Ms. Rice

ASB Advisor

Ms. Thomson-Lichty

Graduation Coordinator

Mrs. Guenther

12th Grade Administrator

Dr. Williams