Seniors – This is the place to get all of your information!!

It is that time of year where we start to think about graduation and the many activities that go along with it.  Please take a look at the following information in regards to your students graduation.  We look forward to celebrating this special occasion.  Please check back frequently as we update with more information as we get it.

Check out the district resources including info on parking – HERE

Graduation ceremony for the Interlake High School Class of 2024 will be held on

 Wednesday, June 12, 2024 , 12:30 pm @

Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion,
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
3870 Montlake Blvd NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Senior Timeline

Monday, June 10:   Senior Awards Assembly more details to come as we get closer
 Laptop Check in and Senior Check out (clear fines, fees, etc.)

Tuesday, June 11:   Last full day for seniors
                     AM- Senior Breakfast at 8:30
                     Required Graduation Practice at 9:00 am at Interlake High School Main Gym.
                     Senior Highlights Video immediately following rehearsal

Wednesday, June 12:    Commencement at 12:30 pm @ at Alaska Airlines Arena at UW Edmundson Pavilion.
                                              Graduates must arrive by 11:45 am to line up for the ceremony. Doors open for families and friends at 12:00 pm.

Diplomas will be mailed home with report cards and transcripts at the end of June.

Senior Party the evening following commencement ceremony, sponsored by PTSA. The Senior Party is coordinated by Class of 2024 parent volunteers of the Interlake High School Parent Teacher Student Association (IHS PTSA) and is a safe and sane, fun and memorable event. This supervised all-night party is drug and alcohol-free, and includes food, beverages, exciting venues, entertainment, and transportation. Security and chaperones are present all evening. Students are taken from Interlake HS the evening of graduation for an overnight of fun with their classmates. The graduates are returned to Interlake High School the next morning.

Fines/Laptops: All fines must be paid in full, and laptops must be returned. Seniors will not be able to participate in the senior breakfast or receive Graduation tickets until all fines are paid and their laptop has been returned. A fine list will be posted outside the accountant’s office.

Graduation Tickets: Tickets are required to enter Alaska Airlines Arena. Each graduate will receive ten tickets (10). Tickets will be distributed following the Senior Breakfast on Tuesday, June 11.  For additional tickets, you may work with other families who don’t need all ten tickets.

Parking: There are several pay lots on the UW campus near the Edmundson Pavilion. The suggested parking location is the E1 lot. Maps and directions will be provided in early June.

We are excited to use the Alaska Airlines Arena at Edmundson Pavilion for Interlake’s Graduation ceremony.  The venue is designed for easy mobility, and there is ample space for wheelchairs as well as stroller parking. We have been asked to communicate a few restrictions. Balloons, noisemakers, glitter and confetti are not allowed. Families that bring balloons will be required to leave them with staff at the door. Animals are not allowed, with the exception of services animals. **NEW THIS YEAR – Alaska Airlines Arena does have a clear bag policy. 


Cap & Gown

All seniors participating in commencement will need 4 items:
1. Cap          2. Gown          3. Stole          4. Tassel

This unit can be found on line 27 of the Josten’s order form .  There are 3 ways to order – By phone at 1-800-567-8367, by mail, or online at the Jostens website here.  If you already have a navy blue cap & gown, you can order the tassel and stole separately.  Check out the website to see everything they offer.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.