St. Petersburg High School



    SPHS Graduation Information for Class of 2019

    May 24th at 1:00 pm at Tropicana Field


    GRADUATE INFORMATION - **Updated Information**


    • Parking is $10.00 per car, please carpool to save money. All parking lots will open one hour prior to ceremony (12:00 pm). The general public and graduates can park in lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7.
    • Lot 3 will be for ride shares (i.e. uber, lyft, taxi etc. )
    • PLEASE NOTE that Tropicana is NOT accepting cash-you will have to have a credit card to pay for the parking lots.
    • Students may invite as many guests as they want.
    • Please make sure you leave as soon as the ceremony is over.
    • Graduates will enter at Gate 1 (Employee Entrance) starting at 12:00 pm.
    • Please be advised that staff and security will be checking all bags and will wand people as they enter.
    • Graduates are NOT ALLOWED to bring cell phones onto the field. If you have one, we will be collecting them on your way in and they will be kept secured during the ceremony.
    • Graduates are NOT ALLOWED to decorate their caps with any decorations (i.e. college name) and may only wear honor cords/stoles from on campus honor societies.




    • Pictures of your graduates will be taken & you will be contacted directly for purchases. You can preregister with the company at gradimages.com/preregistration
    • Guests will be allowed into the stadium at 12:15 pm. Guests will enter at Gates 1 and 5.
    • Parking is $10.00 and will be available in lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7.
    • Please note: Tropicana is a NO CASH venue. All parking and vending inside the stadium is by credit card only. Please plan accordingly.
    • Lot 3 will be for ride shares (i.e. uber, lyft, taxi etc. )
    • Please be advised that staff and security will be checking all bags and will wand people as they enter.
    • HANDICAP ACCESS: Guests wishing to drop-off a family member(s) who is unable to walk from the car may use the car circle in front of Gate 1 to drop off the person(s). Tropicana DOES NOT provide wheelchairs, please ensure guests will have their own wheelchairs or other ambulatory devices. The distance between the gate and the seats may be difficult for some, please plan accordingly.
    • Strollers are NOT permitted inside the Trop. There will be a Stroller Parking Lot outside of the Trop at gates 1 and 5.
    • The Trop is asking to NOT bring in any flowers, balloons or other gifts for students. You will not see your graduate until after the ceremony, outside of the stadium so there is NO need to bring these items inside. (Balloons are not permitted inside the stadium at all).
    • Each graduate will be provided with one copy of the professionally videoed DVD of the Ceremony at Tropicana Field. They will be available to pick up in the front office here at school. The date they will be available will be posted on the school website as soon as we have it.
    • Please periodically check our school website for any updates: pcsb.org/stpete-hs



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    Dear Seniors and Parents,


    Below you will find a breakdown of the senior dues (fees) for this school year. We currently have about 450 seniors listed as graduating, so we used that as the main number in determining individual costs.

    Graduation date has been set-It is Friday, May 24th at 1:00pm at Tropicana Field.


    You can bring cash, money order or a check made out to St. Pete High. Credit cards will be accepted as well this year. More information will be posted on use of cards on our school website. Please follow the active link that will allow you to pay online.

    Your dues cover all MANDATORY costs. These cost include, but aren’t limited to the following:

    (any items listed below are for the graduates to keep)

    • Cap, Gown and one tassel
    • Medallion to be worn at graduation
    • Diploma Cover
    • Senior Dinner
    • Graduation Ceremony
    • DVD Of Graduation Ceremony to be picked up in office during summer


    If you pay any time after the start of semester 2, the cost will go up to $120.00


    Any questions please speak to Mrs. Anderson in room 119. You can email me andersonand@pcsb.org


    Grad Bash information is out and listed separately---the ticket price is NOT included in your dues.

    As more information comes out and more activity dates are set, we will post for seniors to check. Please periodically log onto our school website at http://www.pcsb.org/stpete-hs  for updates. I will be updating as the year goes on.


    Best regards,

    Andrea Anderson

    Senior Class Sponsor




    SPHS Senior End of Year Dates-Class of 2019

    *Will be updated/added to as needed


    April 5th-       Grad Bash Universal Studios (if ticket purchased)


    April 12th-     Prom- The Coliseum -8pm


    April 15th-     Cap and Gown Distribution- 8:45 am (Gym Lobby-must have paid Senior Dues and have NO obligations to pick up)     


    April 24th- Senior Dinner-6pm (Gym- must have ticket to attend-more information will be distributed later)


    May 15th- Senior Class Meeting- 1pm (Auditorium-Mandatory regarding graduation details)


    May 24th- Graduation- 1pm-Tropicana Field (please continue to check website for more details. They will be posted as soon as the school has them confirmed)