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Acellus Academy Commencement

May 28-29, 2023 – Memorial Day Weekend     IST Campus

Exciting Events Include:

Commencement Ceremony

Walk the stage in your cap and gown to receive your diploma.

Seniors' Brunch

Kick off commencement day by meeting fellow seniors for brunch.

Meeting Classmates

Connect with fellow classmates from across the nation.

Graduate Portraits

Capture your milestone of high school graduation.

Graduation Party

Celebrate your achievements at a party for seniors and alumni!

Campus Tours

Take a tour of the IST Campus in Kansas City!

Devon Hauge AA Class of '21

Commencement Ceremony

It is a time-honored tradition to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow students, friends, and family on the occasion of becoming a high school graduate. Acellus Academy students are invited to travel to Kansas City for this occasion and walk across the stage with their peers to receive a high school diploma.

This event was postponed in recent years due to the pandemic. Students who have graduated in previous school years, but were unable to attend an onsite ceremony, are welcome to participate.

Unable to attend onsite? Online registration will also be available.

Reserve Your Seat

To reserve a seat, please purchase a ticket to participate in the Commencement Ceremony as an Acellus Academy graduate. Complimentary tickets are available for family and friends to attend the ceremony. To ensure adequate seating, all attendees will need a ticket to attend the ceremony. Registration will remain open while space is available.

Complete the Graduation Requirements

To allow sufficient time for processing your diploma, we recommend submitting your graduation application at the beginning of May (or earlier). If your graduation application is received less than one week prior to the date of the ceremony, you may need to wait until the following school year to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Please contact Acellus Academy’s staff if you need assistance with applying for graduation.

Plan for Accommodations

We encourage graduates with disabilities to participate in the Acellus Academy Commencement. If you require any accommodations, please contact us in advance of the event.

Pick Up Your Cap and Gown

Cap and gown rental is included in the purchase of your ticket ($29). Your cap and gown will be available for pick up upon arrival on May 29, 2023. Place the cap level with the point in front. The bottom of the cap should rest about an inch from your eyebrows. Hang your tassel on the right side. After receiving your diploma, you will move your tassel to the left. Our staff will be available to answer any questions you may have.

Display Honors

A gold-colored honor cord and tassel will be provided for students who are graduating with honors. These items will be available for pick up with your cap and gown.

Dress for Commencement

We recommend dressing in colors that compliment the graduation regalia. Acellus Academy’s cap and gown are blue with a white graduation stole and a blue/white tassel.

Arrive on Time

The Acellus Academy Commencement is a full day of events beginning in the morning. Be sure to review the agenda so that you may arrive with plenty of time.

Graduate Portrait Photography

Two hours have been set aside on the agenda for graduate portraits. Please be present during these designated times to have your portrait taken.


A rehearsal of the commencement ceremony is scheduled for the morning of May 29, 2023. Attending the rehearsal will help to ensure that the ceremony runs smoothly.

Be Seated/Academic Procession

We recommend that graduates arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of the Commencement Ceremony. Your seating area is assigned beforehand. You will receive guidance on how to line up and where you’re sitting during the rehearsal.

Walking the Stage

At the designated time, graduates will proceed to the foot of the stage and wait in line. Once it’s time, you’ll hear your name called, walk across the stage to shake the presenter’s hand and take the diploma.

  • Walk across the stage once your name is called.
  • Shake the presenter’s hand with your right hand.
  • Take your diploma in your left hand.
  • Pause for a picture while shaking the presenter’s hand and holding your diploma.
  • Walk off stage.
  • Return to your seat. (Move your tassel to the other side to indicate that you are now a graduate!)
Celebrate with your peers at the Acellus Academy Graduation Party!
This event is open to alumni, seniors, and their guests. Graduates from previous school years are welcome.
A parent chaperone is required for any attendees under the age of 18. This event is not intended for young children.
DATE:  May 29, 2023
TIME:  6:00 – 9:00 pm
EVENT DETAILS:  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.
Formal dinner will be served from 6:00 – 7:00, followed by entertainment and festivities. – Additional details to be announced.


7930 NW 110th St
Kansas City, Missouri 64153
United States

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