CMS will hold two summer commencement ceremonies for 390 graduates on Monday, Aug. 3. The ceremonies will be held at Bojangles’ Coliseum (2700 E. Independence Blvd.) at 10 am and 1 pm.
Here are the schools participating in the graduation ceremonies:
10 a.m.: Garinger Community of Schools, Harding University, Independence, Myers Park, North Mecklenburg, Northwest School of the Arts, Olympic Community of Schools, Performance Learning Center and West Charlotte.
1 p.m.: Ardrey Kell, Berry Academy, Butler, East Mecklenburg, Hawthorne, Hopewell, Mallard Creek, Providence, South Mecklenburg, Vance, Waddell and West Mecklenburg.
Commuters and guests should be aware that graduations will increase traffic during the morning drive around Bojangles’ Coliseum.
For security reasons, and to keep the focus on graduates, guests will not be allowed to bring the following items into the graduations: flowers, duffel bags, fanny packs, backpacks, gifts, balloons, air horns and noisemakers. Guests attending the graduations will also be checked with a metal detector prior to entering the venue. Parking is free and doors open one hour before each graduation begins. There will be no reserved seating.
A communications department staff member will attend each graduation to assist media with photo opportunities.