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Graduation Commencement


Friday, June 11, 2021, 7:00 pm Students must arrive no later than 6:30 p.m.


Place: Ag Pavilion patio; 3300 E Belle Terrace; just South of the BAS campus.

Rehearsal: MANDATORYWednesday, June 9th, 6:00 p.m. ( Approx. 1 hour long) Report to Ag Pavilion


If you do not attend the practice, you will not be able to participate in the graduation ceremony—NO exceptions.

Graduation Ceremony List: Your name MUST be on the graduation ceremony list if you plan to participate in the graduation ceremony. Email Registrar:

Cap and Gown: All students who participate in the commencement ceremony must wear a royal blue cap, gown and tassel. Cost for these items is $16.17 + tax, for total price of $17.50. Purchase from Jostens using the Order Form sent to you via email. Call or go in person to Jostens on Tues, Wed or Thurs between 3 and 6pm. If someone goes to Jostens on your behalf, make sure all necessary information is included on the order form, such as your height, weight, required graduation attire and any other items you wish to purchase.

Tickets for Family/Friends: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, and out of an abundance of caution, each graduate is allowed to bring 2 guests to the ceremony. Guest tickets will be available at the mandatory practice. Children 2 and under do not require a ticket, but must sit on an adult’s lap. No additional tickets will be issued.


Diplomas: Diplomas will be available after the ceremony in the Ag Pavilion for all students who have not received theirs.

Scholarship: If you are interested in applying for a scholarship to use for higher education, please contact the Counselor, Sandra Paz, for information: Deadlines do apply.



DIPLOMAS: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic All diplomas will be mailed to graduates. If your mailing address has changed or you are unable to receive mail at this time. Please contact the main office at 661-835-1855 or email Gennie Soelberg at to make arrangements for pick up. You will need to show your photo ID to receive the diploma.
Accessing the BAS Graduation Stream
The stream will be available at 7pm, Friday June 11th.