A student’s right to participate in a commencement exercise of the graduating class at Belgrade High School is an honor. As such, participation in this ceremony is reserved for those members of the graduating class who have completed all state and local requirements for graduation. All requirements must be finished before they check out of school on the Wednesday before the graduation ceremony. Students who complete their requirements after the date of commencement exercises will receive their diplomas at that time. A student may be denied participation in graduation ceremonies in accordance with 20-5-201(3), MCA. In such instances, the diploma will be awarded after the official ceremony has been held.