Senior Information

Congratulations to Oakland Tech’s Class of 2017!

Be sure to review the following information and FAQs to ensure you know what you need to do and when and where you need to do it. End-of-year activities culminate with the Class of 2017 graduation on Wednesday, June 7, at 6 PM at the Paramount Theatre (details below.)


Scholarship Ceremony Survey 

Each spring, we host a ceremony to recognize the many seniors who receive scholarships to help fund their college journeys. Please fill out this online survey ASAP to let us know what scholarships you have received and where you’ll be attending college.

Credit Recovery/Current Enrollment Grades Due May 25

Seniors have until Thursday, May 25 at 4 PM to ensure information is submitted to their counselor.

Senior Class Final Exam Schedule

Seniors must attend ALL class periods each day, but will take their final exam for each class on a specific date:

  • Tuesday, May 30: Periods 0, 1 & 3 (regular bell schedule)
  • Wednesday, May 31: Periods 2, 5 & 7 (minimum day bell schedule)
  • Thursday, June 1: Periods 4 & 6 (regular bell schedule)
  • Friday, June 2: Make-Up Day (regular bell schedule)

Teachers will not sign senior withdrawal forms until Friday, June 2.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Paramount Theatre (2025 Broadway, Oakland CA)

Procession begins promptly at 6 PM

Graduates line up outside at 5 PM

Request for Priority/ADA Seating

Please fill out this online form to let us know if you or someone in your party needs assistance and/or priority seating per the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Paramount Theatre staff is happy to assist you in acquiring seating that best meets your needs. Also, please note: There is no elevator in the Paramount Theatre nor does it provide wheelchairs. Additionally, all guests are required to have a ticket, including those requiring ADA seating.

Graduation Rehearsal Schedule

Students meet in the auditorium and will be dismissed for the day at the end of the rehearsal.

Monday, June 5, 9:30 AM to Noon

Tuesday, June 6, 9:30 AM to Noon

Graduation FAQsbulldog with graduation cap

How many tickets will each family receive?

Each family will receive 5 tickets. Graduates themselves do not need tickets.

What if we need more tickets?

Graduates interested in receiving one extra ticket will be entered into a drawing during rehearsal.

When will graduates receive their tickets, caps & gowns?

Graduation tickets, caps and gowns will be distributed after rehearsal on June 6.

Whom do we contact about caps, gowns and class rings? 

If you have questions regarding your order, or want to place an order, please contact Achievers at (408) 441-7200 and/or email info@achievers-inc.comHere’s a flyer with information.

Anything else graduates should know about the ceremony?

Graduates must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • No altering cap and gown
  • Nothing in hands — no cell phones, balloons or flowers
  • No admission if you smell of alcohol, marijuana or show signs of intoxication

What about families? What should we know about the ceremony?

Glad you asked! Below is a digital copy of the graduation flyer written by the Paramount Theatre, which details important do’s and don’t’s. A hard copy of the flyer will be included in the ticket envelopes students receive on June 6.

Download (PDF, 1.43MB)


It’s important to remember that graduation is a privilege, not a right. Let’s work together to ensure it’s a safe and joyful celebration for everyone.


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