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  • The A.I.H.S. graduation ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 1 at 12:30pm.  The doors will open at 11:45 am.
  • The ceremony will be held at the 76ers Fieldhouse at 401 Garasches Lane in Wilmington, DE 19801.
  • The Fieldhouse is located off of Route 13 Northbound less than 1 mile outside the city of Wilmington.



  • The ONLY entrance to the Fieldhouse is from Rt. 13 North.
  • If you are coming from the city on Rt. 13 S you will need to make a U-turn south of the Fieldhouse.
  • Please allow plenty of time for travel. Guests should plan to arrive by 12:30pm to avoid disrupting the ceremony.



  • A limited number of handicap parking spaces will be available for guests with a handicap hang tag/plate. These spots are located near the main entrance.
  • Handicap seating is limited and will be provided on the floor level for handicap guests and one companion.



  • The majority of the parking is located a short distance from the main entrance (please see map).  
  • Parking is limited so carpooling is recommended.




  • Graduates must arrive by 11:45am.  Graduates will enter to the right of the main entrance near the end of the building.  
  • Grads who arrive late will NOT participate in the ceremony.  BE ON TIME!



  • All students received 8 tickets at graduation practice on Thursday.  Tickets are provided by the Fieldhouse and contain a scan code. No tickets will be available for purchase at the event.
  • All guests over the age of 3 require a ticket.  Due to space restrictions strollers and car seats are not recommended.  
  • Tickets can be left for guests arriving at a different time at the “will call”  table to the right of the main entrance.
  • The Fieldhouse has a bag check policy.  
    • All bags will be searched by event security upon entry to the building.  Please allow a few minutes for this security procedure.
    • Guests may bring 1 unopened bottle of water.  Prohibited items include other food and drink, noisemakers, balloons, signs, tripods, horns, posters, confetti, etc.
    • Confiscated items will be held until after the ceremony.



  • Professional photographers from Lifetouch Studios will be photographing each graduate. Please check diploma envelope for  information.
  • Guests MAY NOT walk down to the floor level to take photos.



  • Flower bouquets will be available for purchase  at the Fieldhouse, or in advance online (see site below).
  • Flowers cost between $20-$30. Cash and credit are accepted online or at the event.      
  • Visit to purchase in advance and pick up at event.



  • Graduates will exit the floor of the Fieldhouse through the turf field area.  
  • Prior to exiting diplomas will be distributed to all students whose obligations have been met.   
  • Graduates will exit the building through the same door in which they entered.   
  • At the conclusion of the ceremony all guests will be directed to the doors at the stage end of the building .  
  • The ceremony should last about 90 minutes. Due to all Red Clay schools graduating on this day, students and guests will not be permitted back inside.  
  • Guests for the next graduation ceremony are allowed to enter the building starting at 2:30pm.
  • Please make every effort to clear the building and parking lot to make room for the next ceremony.



  • There should be noise makers of any kind used during the ceremony.  
  • Please limit your celebrations to clapping and quick cheers so that all graduates names can be heard.   We want to make this an enjoyable and pleasant experience for all participants.



  • Any cell phone use or other poor behavior by students during the ceremony will result in their diploma being held.  
  • Held diplomas will be available for pick up starting Monday, June 3 at 8:00 am in the guidance office.
  • Students who still have a  school obligation will not receive their diploma until they resolve the obligation.  
  • Unresolved obligations can be cleared starting Monday, June 3 at 8:00 am in the main office.

Congratulations to the class of 2019 - we wish you luck in all you do.