UCF's 'Bounce House' to host Seminole County graduation ceremonies

Spectrum Stadium, also known as The Bounce House, opened in 2007 and is home to the UCF Knights Football team [Courtesy: Casey Kennedy/FOX 35 News]

Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) on Wednesday announced that the district will host Class of 2021 graduation ceremonies for the county's high schools at UCF’s Spectrum Stadium, also known as "The Bounce House."

"We have been working since November to provide as normal a graduation and senior activities as possible, so today I am pleased to announce that UCF has cleared their football stadium, 'The Bounce House,' for our use for the Class of 2021!" Superintendent Walt Griffin said in a post on social media.

"The stadium is very large and we will be able to accommodate many more guests for each graduating class," Dr. Griffin added.

The district had looked at the Amway Center as a possible venue; however, the SCPS executive director of high schools said it had already been booked.

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"Orange County already had a contract with dates to use Amway for their graduations," said Mike Guadreau.

Each school will finalize details about tickets and will notify students in the coming weeks.  The ceremonies will follow coronavirus safety guidelines as established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

All ceremonies at UCF's Bounce House Football Stadium start at 9:00 a.m.

  • May 14         Hagerty High School
  • May 17         Lyman High School
  • May 18         Lake Howell High School
  • May 19         Oviedo High School
  • May 20         Lake Mary High School
  • May 21         Winter Springs High School
  • May 24         Lake Brantley High School
  • May 26         Seminole High School

Crooms Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) Graduation 2021 will be held in the new Roy A. Allen Gymnasium at Crooms AOIT on May 27.  Taking full account of COVID restrictions and after a capacity review, two graduation ceremonies will be held. Each senior will be given six guest tickets for family and friends. A 10 a.m. ceremony will be held for seniors with last mames A-LA.  A 1 p.m. ceremony will be held for seniors with last Names LI-Z