Virtual Graduation Information & Photo Requirements      Class of 2020 and Parents,

Oliver Wendell Holmes and Business Careers High Schools will be honoring all graduating Seniors. We hope for a live graduation but due to the COVID-19 restrictions currently prohibiting large gatherings, we need to be prepared for a virtual graduation. Valedictorians and salutatorians would deliver their speeches and all students would be honored for their accomplishments virtually if a live celebration is not possible.        For the virtual graduation, these are the steps to upload a photo in your cap and gown. See guidelines below:    In order to have your photo shown, the following guidelines must be met:

  • High resolution photograph (file type .jpg)
  • Vertical, waist up with your face in the center
  • With the graduate only (no family or friends, pets, etc.)
  • Name the photograph student ID (just the #) First name Last Name Example: 123456 John Smith
  • Upload via Virtual Graduation Registration by Friday, May 15
  • Use an appropriate background
  • With cap, gown, and tassel  
  • Only district approved stoles and cords
  • NHS & Military Stoles and Top Ten Cords only
  • Hands at side or crossed (no hand gestures)

Photographs that do not comply with the above may be rejected and replaced with the best option available to the school.    Students intending to participate in the virtual graduation ceremony will be required to submit an appropriate photo in their district approved cap & gown. The photo needs to be vertical and high resolution. You may still purchase your student’s cap & gown online by following this link High School Achievements.  Students who do not submit a picture will still be announced by name with their graduating class and included in the program.    Oliver Wendell Holmes and Business Careers High Schools remains committed to honoring our Seniors in a manner that does not minimize their achievement and at this time our virtual graduation plan accommodates all Seniors.    Please encourage your Senior to submit their cap and gown photo before Friday, May 15, 2020. If you have specific questions, please contact Oliver Wendell Holmes at  (210) 397-7000 or Business Careers High School at (210) 397-7070.


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