Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
Student Life

Commencement 2021

Commencement 2021

The Christopher Columbus High School administration and graduation committee, in consultation with the CCHS COVID-19 Medical Advisory Board, has set the dates, times, and locations for the following Class of 2021 graduation events:
Baccalaureate Mass for Class of 2021
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
7 pm, Columbus Football Field
Mass will be in person for graduates and 2 parents.
Livestream will be available.

Traditional Graduation at the Speedway for Class of 2021
Saturday, May 22, 2021
9 am, Homestead-Miami Speedway
Guests will be allowed in person, but the number per graduate is TBD.
Commencement will be held outdoors rain or shine; virtual livestream will be available.
We are still in the process of putting more detailed plans in place that account for public health policies and local guidelines. More details about this year's festivities will be announced as they become available. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we navigate the changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Baccalaureate Mass

We look forward to celebrating the Baccalaureate Mass with you and the Class of 2021. This Mass opens the festivities for the Commencement Ceremony, as your sons transition to college begins with a blessing.

The Baccalaureate Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 on the Christopher Columbus Football Field at 7 pm. Families may arrive as of 6 pm. We will follow Columbus and CDC guidelines, masks are required (no buffs or gaiters), and due to social distancing will be limited to the senior student and only two family members (please RSVP above - red button). The student will receive only two tickets; the senior does not need a ticket for entry. Seating will be first come first serve; the senior and his two guests will sit in a pod of three. Due to safety, persons without a ticket will not be
permitted to enter.

The Mass will be live-streamed for those not able to join us.

Proper attire must be worn by senior students and guests.

Senior Explorers Dress Attire:
  • Suit (or jacket with dress pants), long-sleeve dress shirt, tie, belt, dress shoes, and dress socks, properly groomed, and no earrings.
  • Please bring an umbrella in the event of rain and since the Mass will be outdoors, keep this in mind when selecting footwear.
For those in need of assistance for special needs, please contact Gerardo I. González '89, Director of Campus Ministry at no later than Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.