Senior Graduation Information – Class of 2024

Class of 2024
Graduation Date:  May 23, 2024
Time:  7 pm
Location:  The Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr, Columbus, OH 43210

Graduation Participation RSVP – IMPORTANT!
Please use this form to indicate whether or not you plan to participate in Darby’s graduation ceremony!  We need this information in order to create a seating chart for the graduates.  Please RSVP by May 1st!

Click here for a list of year end Senior activities!

Order Graduation Banners – supports Athletic Boosters!

Senior Class Meeting and Cap & Gown Distribution – April 9th
If you missed this meeting, you can view the slideshow below.  Stop by the main office to pickup your cap & gown.
Senior Meeting Slideshow from 4/9/24

2024 Academic Signing Information
Hilliard Darby’s Annual Academic Signing Ceremony will be held on Friday, April 19th at 1:00 pm.  This event will be held in the PAC.  Parents and guests are welcome to attend.

The deadline to sign-up for this event has passed.  Students who signed up to participate will receive additional information about this event.  Parents should plan to arrive at Darby between 12:30-1:00.  No invitation letters will be mailed home.  If you signed up, you are automatically included and should plan to attend!

2024 Military Signing Information
Hilliard City Schools Military Signing Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 3:00 pm. This event will be held in the PAC at Hilliard Bradley High School.  Parents and guests are welcome to attend.  The deadline to sign-up for this event has passed.  Students who signed up to participate will receive additional information about this event.

Unpaid Fees
Seniors with unpaid fees may not be permitted to receive a diploma upon completing their high school requirements.  Please make sure all ipads (including cases, cords and charging bricks) and books are returned by the end of the school year.

If your student currently has outstanding fees, please take care of this matter as soon as possible.

Hilliard City Schools offers parents the ability to pay their fees online. Sign up now at Parents who have a meal pay lunch account are automatically signed up to pay online fees.  NOTE: It can take up to 2 weeks for us to be notified of payments made via MyPaymentsPlus, so be sure to take care of this by May 1st!

Checks are accepted in the main office. They can also be mailed.  They should be made payable to Hilliard City School District or HCSD.  If mailing the address is:
Hilliard Darby High School
Attn:  Brenda Ribble
4200 Leppert Rd.
Hilliard, OH 43026

Cash is also accepted in the main office.

We CANNOT process a credit card payment in the main office.  Credit card payments must be made via MyPaymentsPlus.

Senior Video Photos Wanted!
Calling senior parents! The Senior Class Cabinet would LOVE some pictures from you of your child and their friends through the years. We are putting together an end-of-year video and know that you probably have some awesome pics! Please send pictures (from any time throughout their career in Hilliard City Schools), with the names of the students included. We prefer pictures of current seniors only. Pictures can be emailed to Thanks for your help!

Cap and Gown Ordering
Visit to order graduation caps, gowns and announcements.  Just need a cap, gown and tassle?  Click here
Note for Tolles students:  You order the Darby cap & gown, even if your student attends Tolles.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Are tickets required for graduation?
    • No tickets are required.  Students can have an unlimited number of guests attend.
  • When are caps, gowns and announcements ordered?
    • A representative from Jostens will speak with seniors on September 18th about ordering caps, gowns and announcements.  A packet will be distributed to all seniors on that day.  The rep will return to collect orders during lunch periods on Friday, September 29th.  Should you miss this ordering opportunity, you can order online at
  • Does it cost to park?
    • Yes.  However, each graduate will receive one free parking pass in the packet they get during graduation practice.  Additional discounted pre-sale tickets will be available for purchase at school in the weeks leading up to graduation.  Watch the daily announcements and Friday eNews to see when these become available.
  • My student attends Tolles.  Does my student still participate in Darby’s graduation?
    • Tolles students are welcome to participate in Hilliard Darby’s graduation and/or the Tolles graduation.  Tolles parents should be sure to check this page frequently and the Friday eNews emails to stay up to date on information they need to know.  We also send information to Tolles for them to post on their announcements.
  • My student goes by an alternative name.  Can that name be on the diploma?
    • No, we are required to print a student’s legal name on their diploma.  We use the name that is on a student’s birth certificate, passport or legal name change documentation.
    • However, an alternative name may be listed in the program and announced at graduation.  Watch for an opportunity to provide this information.  Diplomas are ordered in January.

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