Although not strictly related to graduation, I really like this infographic because it does an outstanding job outlining major tasks high school seniors need to complete - before graduation. I suggest printing the timeline out and posting it in several places around the school and/or providing students with a copy or link to the infographic.
This guide provided by The Illinois ADA Project is, perhaps, one of the most important resources for planning a graduation ceremony I have found. The guidelines, tips, and suggestions included here help ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, can participate in and enjoy the graduation celebration.
The title says it all! The resources included in this Edutopia article are more than helpful, however, they are a perfect way to emphasize "life beyond graduation" to students. I suggest sharing this resource with students as part of the graduation planning process.
This Edutopia blog post has THE MOST inspiring and creative ways to. My favorite suggestion is the "Advice Wall" where students and teachers can write bits of advice for the future. I highly recommend heading over to Edutopia and checking this post out!
Part eight of an eight part series, this article on GraduationSource.com provides truly practical advice for a well-planned graduation rehearsal and ceremony. The tips included here are not good only for the rehearsal, but also highlights some major planning issues that should be addressed well before its time to rehearse. I definitely recommend this article, but even more so recommend downloading the complete Graduation Survival Guide referenced at the bottom of the article.
This infographic produced by Visualistan is a great way learn more about the various graduation traditions worldwide. Given the diversity of most student bodies, knowing about, understanding, and even including appropriate cultural traditions can be just the thing to make this graduation one that will truly meaningful.
I love the creative ideas included in this blog post on TheHomeSchoolMom! Not only are the suggestions a great way for homeschool students to celebrate academic transitions, but because of the variety, the celebration can be tailored to the wants and needs of the individual student and family. I highly recommend this resource.
This list of sagacious advice provided to graduating students is awesome! Mixed in with the humor, there are several true gems of wisdom that can, and should, be shared with students. I highly recommend bookmarking and sharing this list for both its comedic relief and wise words.