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Record Number: 19156
Displayed from: Jun 01, 2021 , until: Aug 01, 2021

Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate commencement Thursday, June 3, Friday, June 4, and Saturday, June 5, for the nearly 1,800 members of the Class of 2021.

The members of the Class of 2021 leave their high schools with varied future plans. Some will pursue higher education at institutions such as Indiana University, Purdue University, University of Southern California, Ball State University and University of Chicago. They will study environmental engineering, education, wildlife biology, chemistry, pharmacy and much more. Some graduates will enter the military or continue working on the technical training they need to start a career in trades such as carpentry or automotive mechanics. But before embarking on their new adventures, they will come together one final time for their graduation ceremonies at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

Commencement ceremonies are held in the Coliseum’s arena at the following times:

 

  • South Side – Thursday, June 3, 7 p.m.
  • Wayne – Friday, June 4, 7 p.m.
  • North Side – Saturday, June 5, 10 a.m.
  • Northrop – Saturday, June 5, 1:30 p.m.
  • Snider – Saturday, June 5, 5 p.m.

Attendance is limited to four guests per student. Tickets have been provided to graduating seniors. Each school website will also broadcast the events live, as will the LTV 24/54 YouTube channel.

The ceremonies will be replayed on LTV 24/54 according to the following schedule:

  • South Side, June 10 at 7 p.m.
  • Wayne, June 11 at 7 p.m.
  • North Side, June 12 at 10 a.m.
  • Northrop, June 12 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Snider, June 12 at 5 p.m.

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.