Graduation Ceremonies at Epic are Totally EPIC Each year, our graduation ceremony grows tremendously and planning an event of this magnitude takes great effort and planning. The success of last year’s ceremony was dependent upon the volunteer efforts of faculty and staff members…and more than 450 participating students and their 7,000 friends and family members who attended. If you’ve ever wondered what an Epic graduation looks like, look no further than our video of the 2017 ceremony. Save the Date The school is expecting a record-setting audience of nearly 10,000 guests for the hundreds of students and faculty in attendance. All candidates for graduation will be contacted regarding their status in the second semester of the school year. Epic Charter Schools Commencement Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 3:00pm Doors open at 1pm. COX CONVENTION CENTER 1 Myriad Gardens Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Frequently Asked Questions Q: Is there only ONE ceremony each year? A: Yes. Q: Why can’t we have a ceremony in Tulsa? A: We certainly have many students in that part of the state, but Oklahoma City is central to the entire state and accommodates the most number of families. If traveling to Oklahoma City presents a problem for any student, please reach out to your teacher early in the registration process so we can see what arrangements might be made to ease the burden. It’s a big day. We want you there. Q: What about eighth grade, Pre-K, and Kindergarten ceremonies? A: While these students deserve a round of applause for their achievements, we reserve a celebration of this nature just for our senior class. Q: When will seniors be notified of their status? A: We begin qualifying and notifying students via email during the second semester of the school year. This is typically done in March. Q: Are graduating seniors required to participate? A: No, but we strongly encourage participation. No one regrets attending and marking this moment in their lives.Q: How do students register? A: Registration emails will be sent once students qualify for participation. The email will direct students to the Epic website where they will register online. Q: How many guests can a student bring? A: Historically, we have not limited students to the number of guests they can invite. We believe an event of this magnitude should be celebrated in a big way. Q: Is this a ticketed event? A: No. We do not print or distribute tickets for the event. Q: When can students order caps and gowns? A: Information regarding cap/gown orders will be shared during registration. Students who successfully complete the registration process are provided access to the cap/gown order form. Q: How much are caps and gowns? A: Plan to spend between $30 and $40 plus shipping. Q: Can the Learning Fund be used to pay for caps and gowns? A: No. Since these items are traditionally saved as keepsakes and sizes vary, the Learning Fund may NOT be used. Q: Can students decorate their caps? A: You betcha! Keep it tasteful, though. Aunt Betty will be there and you know how Grandpa Marvin doesn’t like it when you use those words… Q: Will students receive their diploma at the ceremony? A: No. Diplomas are mailed during the summer. Instead, at the ceremony, students receive a diploma cover.Q: What about Senior Portraits? A: Epic does not organize a formal senior portrait session at this time. Q: Can students order official announcements? A: You’re welcome to use any vendor you like, but there are no formal arrangements made with any particular company at this time. There are a great number of sites online you may choose. Q: Are there Senior T-Shirts? A: Not right now, but something tells me that may change.Q: Who’s the guest speaker this year? A: We haven’t confirmed our speaker, but past speakers include Governor Frank Keating, U.S. Representative J.C. Watts, and Governor George Nigh. Q: Will accommodations be made for the deaf and hard of hearing? A: Yes. Absolutely, but we do ask that students notify us of the number of guests in their party that may need this service. That helps us plan better. Q: What about wheelchair access or seating for family and friends who need assistance? A: We have that covered as well. Again, though, we do ask that students notify us of the number of guests in their party that may need this service. Q: Kinda related, but not…what about Prom? A: We’re working on that, too. More details will be shared once the details are formalized. First things first. Q: Did we miss anything? A: Probably. But, we plan to keep you updated throughout the year. Save this page in your bookmarks! 7 Responses Brenlee October 12, 2017 If i live in Oklahoma but will be moving states pretty often would I still be able to do this program? Sean Ridenour October 12, 2017 Brenlee, You must be a legal resident of the state of Oklahoma in order to enroll in our program. We do have students who travel, but their residency remains in OK. Sean Deanna McElhaney October 11, 2017 i sure hope you have prom again. this would be my daughters 3rd prom through Epic and its her bday weekeng so we make a girls weekend out. anyway to find out before end of year. tulsa area hss proms as early as the 1st of March. my fashionista(she thinks) has already for a dressd lol Dee Mcelhaney Sean Ridenour October 11, 2017 Deanna, Our prom will likely toward the end of April this year. We will announce it later this fall, but as it stands, the only prom we will be hosting will be in the Oklahoma City area. The event is coordinated by an Epic parent and supported by the school through promotion. We will make sure all high school students are notified once ticket sales begin. Sean Tommie Wright October 5, 2017 Has a student from Epic charter school ever graduated a year early? Sean Ridenour October 11, 2017 Tommie, Yes. We have many students who graduate early. We do only have ONE ceremony each year, though. Barbara Sleeper September 18, 2017 Thank you for this information.