Graduation Information

Graduation 2024

Graduation Rehearsal will be Wednesday, June 26, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Attendance at rehearsal is mandatory if you wish to participate in the Graduation ceremony.

Graduation will be Saturday, June 29th, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

More detailed letters will be sent home in April and May regarding important graduation details.


Graduation Dress Code

We are extremely proud of our Valley Central Graduation Ceremony. It is a formal event steeped in tradition and is regarded as one of the most beautiful high school commencements in the state of New York. In an effort to keep you informed and give you enough notice to find the necessary components; we have listed below the dress code regulations that are required of each student. 

Proper dress for Graduates at commencement: 

Option #1

  • Choose to wear black or navy pants. No khakis or blue jeans.

  • Choose a solid light color (white, tan, pale yellow, pink, green, blue) collared button down shirt.

  • You must wear a long dark tie (no bow ties).

  • Dark shoes with dark socks.

  • Hair must be neat and ready to easily accommodate the cap. 

  • No corsages…pin-on or on the wrist..

Option #2

  • Choose to wear a dress, skirt or romper. No jeans, no shorts, or cut-offs.

  • No color is specified but the hemline must not exceed the length of the gown.

  • Dark semi-formal shoes.  Beware: Narrow heels will sink in the grass. Flats are highly recommended.

  • Hair must be neat and ready to easily accommodate the cap.

  • The neckline of the dress should not show above the collar of the gown.

  • No corsages…pin-on or on the wrist.

*If these rules are not followed you may be sent home to change or may not be allowed to walk.*

Formal Photographs

Visual Concepts Photography will be photographing this year’s graduation ceremony on June 29th. On July 1st, your graduation gallery will be opening up on our website for you to be able to browse through all of the pictures taken that day and order any pictures that you’d like for yourself or your friends and family.  Instructions for viewing and ordering the photographs are below.
To view photographs from the Valley Central Class of 2024’s Graduation Ceremony, 
go to WWW.JEREMYLANDOLFA.COM on July 1st, 2024. 
Click on the View and Order link at the top-right of the home page. 
The Valley Central gallery will be at the top of the list. 
(the gallery password is vc0629) 
If you have any questions about how to order pictures from the gallery
please email us at or call 845-728-9819. 

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from Valley Central High School students must successfully complete specific requirements.  These requirements are outlined in the student programming booklet “Course Description Booklet” available to all students. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Selection of Valedictorian and Salutatorian

The Valedictorian/Salutatorian of the graduating class will be selected by tabulating the WEIGHTED grades of all prospective graduates up to and including the second quarter of the 12th grade.  Eleventh-grade students who receive permission to accelerate to graduate a year early will be considered eligible for all senior awards, accolades, and consideration as Valedictorian/Salutatorian.  The Valedictorian and Salutatorian are expected to actively participate in the commencement ceremony. For further information refer to BOE Policy 4741.

Past Graduation Livestreams 

View Valley Central Graduations here