Graduation Information

Further Information will be updated as it becomes available


At this time, it is safe to plan on a few things.  The Dakota High School 2019 commencement ceremony will be on Sunday, June 9th, at 10:00 am.  Plan on this year’s ceremony being held at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, on Metro Pkwy, in Sterling Heights.  This venue is a change from the past 6 years and is a beautiful setting.  Please know that the seating at Freedom Hill is limited to about 4200 seats in the covered pavilion, with additional seating being available on the lawn surrounding the pavilion.  Our staff and graduates will be seated under the pavilion, taking up about 900 of those seats. This is less “official seating” than we have had in the past (the soccer arena had about 6,000 seats), so families should expect to receive 4 tickets, per graduate, for the ceremony.  As mentioned, there will be additional seating on the lawn, but how the logistics of this seating will work will be determined after we meet with the representatives from Freedom Hill.  Other details about traffic, arrival, handicapped seating, tickets, and process will come when the details are worked out between the district and Freedom Hill.                             


Senior Parent Meeting/Graduation Information


April 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Dakota auditorium


Meeting PowerPoint

Graduation Information Handout 

Handicap Request Form  

Cap & Gown & Announcement Information

Cap and gowns and graduation announcements for Dakota High School are ordered through Jostens.

Jostens Website:


Cap and Gown Distribution: June 5 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Community Room. 


Late pick ups: June 6 from 8 - 10 a.m. in the main office.