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Senior Information

IMPORTANT COMMENCEMENT DATES

Please make note of the following dates:

  • Monday, March 19: Announcement Distribution by Herff Jones
    • Contact Jessica Martinez for exact time and location.
  • Saturday, April 7, 8pm - 11pm: Prom
    • National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • Monday, April 9, 6pm: MANDATORY Class of 2018 Parent Meeting - Main Gym
    • All parents and 2018 Seniors must attend.
    • This meeting will focus on graduation activities.
    • If you are unable to attend, please designate a family member to attend and receive important information.
  • Monday & Tuesday, April 30 & May 1: Senior Finals
    • Monday - "A" Day
    • Tuesday - "B" Day
  • Friday, May 4: Bilingual Seal Ceremony - Main Gym
  • Monday, May 7, 12pm: MANDATORY Commencement Rehearsal - Main Gym
    • This rehearsal will cover both HONORS & ROBING and GRADUATION.
  • Monday, May 7, 3pm: Cap & Gown Distribution - Main Gym and Main Cafeteria
    • Allow between two to three hours to complete this process. 
    • Please be sure you have paid all outstanding fees.  Any outstanding fees means it will take longer to receive your cap and gown or possibly delay receiving your cap and gown.
  • Tuesday, May 8, 6:30pm: Honors & Robing Ceremony - Mean Gym
    • Students must report to the auxiliary gym no later than 5:30pm.
    • Honored guests who will be robing students must be in their child's seat by 6pm.  Student Council members will be on-hand to help with locating your child's seat.
    • IMPORTANT: NO BALLOONS WILL BE PERMITTED INSIDE THE GYM.
  • Wednesday, May 9, 2:30pm, Graduation Ceremony - Tingley Coliseum
    • Students must arrive no later than 12:30pm for a brief, but MANDATORY rehearsal.
    • Doors at Tingley Coliseum will open at 1:30pm.

For further information, contact:

  • Jessica Martinez, Activities Director, 505-243-1458, ext. 60002
  • Shirley Pareo, Assistant Principal - 12 Grade, 505-243-1458, ext. 60017

APS Board of Education Directive

Graduation Dress

Schools shall establish individual standards of appropriate dress, allowable accessories and regalia for honors assemblies taking place prior to the school’s official commencement ceremony.

Schools of choice shall establish individual standards of appropriate dress, allowable accessories and regalia and gap and gown requirements for graduation ceremonies.  School of choice graduating students shall be required to comply with the standards established by the school in order to participate in a district graduation ceremony.

All comprehensive high schools and their graduating seniors shall comply with the standards outlined by the district in order to participate in a district graduation ceremony.  Those standards are:

  • All graduating seniors shall be required to wear a graduation cap and gown to participate in a district graduation ceremony.
  • Regalia worn at the graduation ceremony shall be restricted to academic regalia approved on a district-wide basis.  District departments and/or schools may request from the associate superintendent of high schools and chief academic officer that its regalia be considered “academic” for graduation purposes.  The associate superintendent for high schools and chief academic officer shall implement a standardized process through which regalia may be evaluated.
  • Schools shall establish individual standards of appropriate attire to be worn under the graduation cap and gown.  Each school shall permit students to wear traditional, full-body encompassing cultural dress underneath the student’s cap and gown.

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