For the Class of 2016, the wait is almost over.
Thursday is high school graduation day in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, as more than 1,500 seniors don caps and gowns and step into their future.
Here is the schedule of the day's commencement ceremonies:
Back Bay and Monte Vista high schools
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Robert B. Moore Theater, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa
Estancia High School
When: 3 p.m.
Where: Jim Scott Stadium, Estancia High, 2323 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa
Newport Harbor High School
When: 4 p.m.
Where: Lebard Stadium, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa
Corona del Mar High School
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Track infield, Corona del Mar High, 2101 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach
Costa Mesa High School