Class of 2020 Graduation Information

Class of 2020 Graduation Information
Posted on 05/01/2020

Graduation Announcement

Botetourt County Public Schools is fully committed to honoring and celebrating the Class of 2020.  Due to the current restrictions on large gatherings imposed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Botetourt County Public Schools will celebrate the Class of 2020 in two ways.


An online graduation will be held on the date and time already announced on the senior’s keepsake graduation announcement:  Lord Botetourt High School, May 18 at 7:00PM, and James River High School, May 19 at 7:30 PM.  The online graduation will be accessible on the school and division websites; as well as; social media.


After the restrictions on large gatherings are lifted, an in person graduation ceremony will be planned for both high schools.   The previously announced graduation ceremony dates of June 13 for James River High School and June 15 for Lord Botetourt High School have been postponed.  It is our plan to schedule graduation ceremonies in the fall.


Community sponsored baccalaureate services will be Sunday May 17, at 1:30 PM at Limestone Park for James River High School and at 3:00 PM at Bonsack Baptist Church for Lord Botetourt High School.


Seniors at both high schools may pick up their diploma and awards on Wednesday, May 20, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM and Thursday, May 21, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.  Seniors should plan to return their Chromebook and textbooks at this time.  A drive through system for distributing and collecting senior materials will take place in the front parking lot at each high school.


We look forward to your participation in both the online and in person graduation celebrations. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the school.

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