Important Dates & Deadlines

May ? & ?
Senior Final Exams

May ?
Final Exam Make-up
Last Day for Seniors

May 24
Cap & Gown pick-up
Ticket pick-up

May ?
Graduation Rehearsal

Time: ?:00 a.m.

May 24
GRADUATION: Baxter Arena

7:00 p.m.




Ms. Jodi Dierks


Julie Politi


Angie Meyer


Sheri Harrach



Paul Nielson


Central seniors will graduate on Thursday, May 24, 2022, at Baxter Arena at 7:00 PM 

SENIORS: Check CHS-Senior Class of 2022 TEAMS for up-to-date information

Dates and times will be updated as soon as they become available.

Graduation Announcement and Cap and Gown Orders

 Monday, Oct 25 -  Deadline to order Graduation Cap & Gown.  Go to CHS Senior Class of 2022 TEAMS for direct link to place your order with Jostens.

Graduation Requirements

Members of the Class of 2022 must earn 49 credits to graduate.  Included in these credits are several required courses that must be passed before a student can graduate.  Please contact Julie Politi  531-299-5661 if you have questions about your son’s or daughter’s credit standing.  You are also encouraged to keep in touch with individual teachers.  Teachers may be contacted by phoning 531-299-2660 and leaving a message for them to return your call. You may also keep track of your student’s academic progress via the Portal.  Please contact Paul Nielson 531-299-5557 or if you need help with your portal account.


Debts Owed to Schools

Seniors with outstanding debts are not allowed to participate in graduation activities or receive their diplomas.  If your son or daughter owes money for Central High School or any other Omaha Public School, please see that the debt is paid as soon as possible.  Please contact the main office at 531-299-2660 if you have questions about fines.

Expectations of Seniors

The senior year is important, but the temptation to look ahead and lose focus is great.  Seniors may be tempted to slack off academically, miss too many days of school, become involved in inappropriate activities such as vandalism or pranks, participate in the publication of hurtful documents such as senior wills and underground newspapers, “party” in excess, or use poor judgment.  These actions jeopardize their education and can sometimes even endanger their lives and the lives of others.  Our expectations of seniors remain high.  We expect them to be in school, study, and follow the rules.  Those who choose to break the rules will be disciplined.  Disciplinary action may include not participating in the graduation ceremony.


Graduation Rehearsal

Rehearsal for the graduation ceremony will be held on May TBD  at Baxter Arena from TBD until approximately  TBD Attendance is mandatory for all seniors planning to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Planning of graduation activities for the Class of 2022 is already under way.  The Central High School staff will strive to make the ceremony very special for the graduates, their families, and friends.

We hope that the information presented  will prove helpful as you plan for the graduation of your son or daughter.  You will receive letters throughout the year with additional information.  If you have questions, please call Assistant Principal, Ms. Jodi Dierks @ 531-299-5621

Counseling Corner

Members of the Central High senior class must earn a minimum of 49 credits to graduate. This includes credits for several required courses that must be passed before a student can graduate. Please contact academic support Julie Politi 531-299-5661 if you have questions credit standing.
You are also encouraged to keep in touch with individual teachers. Teachers may be contacted by phoning 531-299-2660 and leaving a message for them to return your call or you can email them directly by clicking here. Grade and attendance information are also available on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. 

These are minimum graduation requirements, and students are encouraged to take more than the minimum.  It is important for students to set up Personal Learning Plans that encompass the academic, educational, and career goals.  Read the individual high school course guides to become more familiar with course work needed to prepare for post-secondary educational and career opportunities.  Individual OPS high school course opportunities may be viewed at individual school websites.

Subject Area Credit Requirements for Graduation
English 8 Credits
Social Studies 7 Credits
Mathematics 6 Credits
Science 6 Credits
Physical Education 4 Credits
Human Growth & Development* 1 Credit
Electives 17 Credits
Total  49 Credits


*Students may opt out of Human Growth & Development with parental permission. A signed waiver is required.