Important Information for MNPS Seniors

Senior year fills students with excitement about graduation, as well as enthusiasm, and sometimes anxiety, about entering the next phase of their lives. The resources below can help guide students, and the important adults in their lives, through the planning process for graduating from high school, entering postsecondary education or training, enlisting in military service, or joining the workforce.

For individualized assistance, please contact your school counselor.


Applying to College Resources and Events



Summer Graduations 2023 

Friday, July 28

Martin Luther King Jr. School Auditorium

613 17th Ave. North


Cap and Gown Orders - $36

Graduates can order caps and gowns in their school colors or they may wear a black robe with blue/white tassel. You may order in person at the address below or by phone at 615-329-2504.

Pick up your order Tuesday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (for walk-ins), or call ahead to set up an appointment. You may also order invitations from Herff Jones. Cash, credit card or Venmo are accepted.

Herff Jones is located at 3310 Lebanon Pike, Suite 204, Hermitage, TN 37076

Mandatory Rehearsal

Mandatory graduation rehearsal will take place before the graduation ceremony. All graduates planning to participate in the graduation ceremony are required to attend this rehearsal. If students do not attend practice, they will not be able to walk.

Graduation 1

Rehearsal: 8:45 a.m.
Ceremony: 10:00 a.m.
  • Antioch High School
  • Early College High School
  • East Magnet High School
  • Hillsboro High School
  • Hillwood High School
  • McGavock High School
  • MNPS Virtual School
  • Nashville Big Picture High School
  • Pearl-Cohn High School
  • Whites Creek High School

Graduation 2

Rehearsal: 12:45 p.m.
Ceremony: 2 p.m.
  • Cane Ridge High School
  • Glencliff High School
  • Hume-Fogg Magnet High School
  • Hunters Lane High School
  • Maplewood High School
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet School
  • Nashville School of the Arts
  • Overton High School
  • Stratford STEM Magnet School
  • The Academy at Hickory Hollow
  • The Academy at Old Cockrill
  • The Academy at Opry Mills