FWCS Celebrates the Class of 2017

Record Number: 16525
Displayed from: May 22, 2017 , until: Jul 22, 2017

Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate commencement Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10, for the more than 1,800 members of the Class of 2017.

The members of the Class of 2017 leave their high schools with varied future plans. Some will pursue higher education at institutions such as Indiana University, Purdue University, University of Houston, DePauw University and Michigan State University. They will study biochemistry, electrical engineering, education, linguistics, pre-med, criminology and much more. Some graduates will enter the military, including one graduate who will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy, or continue working on the technical training they need to start a career in trades such as carpentry or automotive mechanics. Still others will jump right into pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams, focusing on building their own businesses. But before embarking on their new adventures, they will come together one final time for their graduation ceremonies at the Memorial Coliseum.

Commencement ceremonies are held in the Memorial Coliseum at the following times: 

  • South Side – Friday, June 9, 6 p.m.
  • Northrop – Friday, June 9, 7:30 p.m.
  • Snider – Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m.
  • Wayne – Saturday, June 10, noon
  • North Side – Saturday, June 10, 1:30 p.m.

Students don their caps and gowns for graduation.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.