Seniors - Class of 2020

  • On this page you will find information specific to students in the Senior Class at Hoffman Estates High School.

  • Virtual Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2020

    Virtual Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2020

    Tuesday, May 14, 2020
    6:00 p.m.

    Click here for the Virtual Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2020

    Note: A countdown will begin for the Virtual Graduation Ceremony 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.  Please be sure to refresh this webpage if this is not visible within this timeframe.


Information for Parents of Seniors

  • To the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the HEHS graduating class of 2020:

    During the first week of November your son/daughter will receive two very important documents pertaining to graduation. 

    The first document is in regards to how the name of your son or daughter will appear and be spelled on their Hoffman Estates High School Diploma. The bottom half of the letter has their name printed on it as it appears in our system. If the spelling is correct, and the full name is how you and your son/daughter wish it to appear on the diploma, then no action needs to be taken on your behalf. However, if a change is necessary, please return the corrected form to the Student Services office by Wednesday, November 13th, 2019. Further information regarding this is included on the form.

    The second document is from Jostens, the company who provides us with our graduation products. This document is an information packet that includes ordering instructions for graduation announcements and memorabilia, as well as the cap and gown. Included within this packet is an order form. On this order form, you have the ability to order graduation announcements, memorabilia, and provide us with cap and gown measurements for your child.

    Please note that you are not obligated to order graduation announcements and memorabilia. However, it is required that you complete the cap and gown measurement information. Students will need to return the form to school on cap and gown measurement day, Wednesday, November 13th.     

    If you have any questions, please contact the Barb Nocula at (847) 755-5636.

    (click here to download this information in pdf format)

Information for Senior Students

  • Cap and Gown Measurement

    Graduation Cap Graduating students were measured for caps and gowns on Wednesday, November 13 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Students who are graduating in January and who plan to march in the June ceremony should also have been measured at this time.

    Cap and Gown Measurement location: Hoffman Estates High School, room 235

    Cap and Gown Distribution  

    • Cap and Gown Distribution will take place Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

    Please make sure that:

    1. You have turned in your signed copy of the behavior contract, or have submitted it electronically
    2. You have paid applicable Cap and Gown fees
    3. If you have taken Drivers Education privately, you have turned in your certificate of completion
    4. You have passed the Constitution test

Senior Portrait & Yearbook Information

  • Visual Image Photography Visual Image Photography (VIP) is the official photographer of Hoffman Estates High Schooland is honored to be a part of your senior experience, In order to appear in the yearbook, all seniors must have their photo taken by VIP. Photographs submitted from other studios will NOT be accepted into the yearbook.

    SENIOR PORTRAIT SIGN UP: Please make an appointment online at or over the phone at 847-499-9300

    Hoffman Estates High School Photography Dates and Times

    Hoffman Estates High School seniors must be photographed and have their yearbook image selected by February 10, 2020 in order to appear in the yearbook. This date cannot be extended. Information regarding how to submit your yearbook selection to VIP will be provided during your photo session.

    All photo sessions will take place at our Wheeling Studio location

    600 Northgate Pkwy, Suite K
    Wheeling, IL 60090

    Retake Days for Hoffman Estates High School

    December 12, 2019 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    December 13, 2019 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    January 6, 2020 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    February 6, 2020 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

    Contact VIP for additional information, including session packages and costs:
    Phone: 847-499-9300

Graduation Ceremony Information

  • Hoffman Estates High School Graduation
    Thursday, May 14, 2020
    6:00 p.m.
    Willow Creek - Main Auditorium
    67 East Algonquin Road, South Barrington, IL

    Schedule of Events:

    • Seating to begin at 5:00 p.m.
    • Commencement Concert to begin at 5:30 p.m.
    • Commencement of Graduating Class at 6:00 p.m.