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2024 Commencements Set for June 5, 6 & 27

High school commencement ceremonies for the Portland Public Schools Class of 2024 will all take place at Merrill Auditorium. Ceremonies for Portland, Deering and Casco Bay high schools will take place on June 5 and 6, and Portland Adult Education will hold graduation exercises on June 27.

Portland High School: PHS’ 203rd commencement ceremony will be on Wednesday, June 5, at 11 a.m.

Deering High School: DHS’ 150th commencement ceremony will be on Thursday, June 6, at 11 a.m.

Casco Bay High School: CBHS’ 16th commencement ceremony will be on Thursday, June 6, at 6 p.m.

Portland Adult Education: PAE’s 176th commencement ceremony will be on Thursday, June 27, at 6 p.m. PAE students earn their high school diplomas by taking PAE academic classes or by passing the HiSET test (formerly GED).

The Portland Public Schools is Maine’s largest school district, with more than 6,600 students, and it’s also the most diverse. About one-third of the district’s students come from homes where languages other than English are spoken—a total of 53 languages. Approximately 48 percent of the district’s students are white and 52 percent are students of color. Nearly half of PPS students qualify for free or reduced-price school meals.