Some In-Person High School Graduations for Class of 2021

May 3, 2021

High school graduations are a special time in Hawai‘i when communities come together to celebrate students as they officially enter the community or start higher education. The pandemic last year caused many graduations to go completely virtual--gone were the senior songs and lei ceremonies.

While the class of 2021 will not have completely "normal" graduations, many high schools will hold in-person ceremonies with only students or limited guest attendance, the Department of Education announced Monday.

Other formats include drive-through diploma pickups, staggered ceremonies, and a mix of online livestreams. 

Here are the public high school graduations, alphabetically and separated by island, as of May 3. Graduations will be held on school campuses unless otherwise indicated. The list will be updated on the Department’s website as more details become available.

O‘ahu

  • Aiea - Aloha Stadium, May 19 
  • Campbell - May 22 | Drive-through diploma pickup
  • Castle - May 22 | Limited in-person
  • Farrington - Aloha Stadium, May 17 
  • Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind - May 20 | Limited in-person
  • Kahuku - May 20 | Drive-through diploma pickup
  • Kailua - May 22 | Drive-through diploma pickup
  • Kaimuki - May 22 | Limited in-person
  • Kaiser - Aloha Stadium, May 22
  • Kalāheo - May 28 | Limited in-person
  • Kalani - Hawaii Convention Center, May 25 | Limited in-person
  • Kapolei - May 21 | Limited in-person
  • Ke Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Anuenue School - May 22 | Drive-in
  • Leilehua - May 21 | Limited in-person
  • McKinley - May 23 | Drive-through diploma pickup
  • Mililani - Aloha Stadium, May 16 | Limited in-person
  • Moanalua - Aloha Stadium, May 21
  • Nānākuli - May 29 | Drive-through diploma pickup
  • Olomana School - May 21 | Limited in-person
  • Pearl City - Aloha Stadium, May 15
  • Radford - May 21 | Limited in-person
  • Roosevelt - May 21 | Drive-through diploma pickup
  • Waialua - May 22 | Limited in-person
  • Waiʻanae - May 21 | Limited in-person and drive-through diploma pickup
  • Waipahu - Aloha Stadium, May 20

Aloha Stadium directions: In-person with graduates, essential staff and limited guests. Please check with your school for specific information

Hawai‘i Island

  • Kaʻū - May 21 | Limited in-person
  • Keaʻau - May 21 | Limited in-person
  • Kealakehe - May 28 | Limited in-person
  • Ke Kula ʻO ʻEhunuikaimalino - Konawaena High baseball field, May 21 | Limited in-person
  • Kohala - May 22 | Drive-through diploma pickup
  • Konawaena - May 22 | Limited in-person
  • Hilo - May 21 | Drive-through diploma pickup
  • Honokaʻa - May 22 | Drive-through diploma pickup
  • Pahoa - May 23 | Drive-through diploma pickup
  • Waiākea - May 22 | Limited in-person

Maui

  • Baldwin - War Memorial Stadium, May 21 | Limited in-person
  • Hāna - May 22 | To be announced
  • Kekaulike - May 20 | Limited in-person
  • Lahainaluna - May 23 | Limited in-person
  • Maui - War Memorial Stadium, May 22 | Limited in-person

Kaua‘i

  • Kapaʻa - May 21 | Drive-in
  • Kauaʻi - Vidinha Stadium, May 21 | Limited in-person
  • Waimea - May 21 | Limited in-person

Moloka‘i - School football field, May 22 | To be announced

Lana‘i - Palawai Field, May 22 | To be announced

"We are so proud of our Class of 2021 graduates for their scholarship, student leadership and resilience during this very difficult COVID-19 period," Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto said. "Our high schools across the islands have been working with graduates, parents and families to plan the best possible celebrations while adhering to social distancing requirements and other health and safety guidelines. We thank our school communities and partners who have been working to make these events truly special."