Graduation Information


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Prom 2017: Saturday, May 6, 2017. Click Prom for more information.

Cap, Gown & Tassel Distribution: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 during our three lunches in the Arena. All senior fees and/or fines need to be paid before picking up graduation attire on May 17. After May 17, caps, gowns and tassels may be picked up in the Main Office Monday through Friday from 7:00am - 4:00pm.

Senior Awards Ceremony: Friday, May 19, 2017 at 9:30am in the Theatre. Watch for more information from the Counseling Office.

Seniors' Last Day of School: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Graduation Rehearsal: Friday, June 2, 2017 from 9:00-10:30am in Main Gymnasium

Graduation Ceremony: Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm (see below for details)

Graduation Fee: In order to cover the cost of printing, staffing and security costs, District 196 charges a $40 fee for each senior who plans to participate in the June Commencement ceremony at each of the five District 196 high schools. The $40 graduation fee may now be paid in the Main Office by cash or check.


AVHS Cap & Gown Orders as of 12pm on 3.25.17

Graduation Letter to Senior Parents/Guardians Class of 2017

Senior Party Website

Senior Meeting Handout 2017

Saving your Collab files at home

2017 Graduation Ceremony details

Saturday, June 3 at 6:00 pm

2017 LOCATION: Graduation is held in the Apple Valley High School Stadium on the high school campus located at 14450 Hayes Road in Apple Valley. If the ceremony is held in the Stadium, no tickets are required for admittance.

Alternative Weather Location: Main Gymnasium.

If ceremony is held in the Main Gymnasium:

  • Guests will be required to have a ticket in order to be admitted into the gymnasium for the ceremony.
  • Each graduate will be provided 4 tickets for gymnasium.
  • Additional seating is available in the AVHS Theatre where a live feed broadcast will be presented on the big screen. Each graduate will be provided 2 tickets for the Theatre.
  • Tickets will be given to students after graduation rehearsal on Friday, June 2, 2017.
  • If the ceremony is held inside the Main Gymnasium due to inclement weather, ticket holders will be admitted to the Main Gymnasium up to 6:00pm. ***Anyone arriving after 6:00pm will be directed to view the ceremony in the Theatre as space allows.

2017 TIME: On the day of graduation, please check the Apple Valley website at for an announcement regarding ceremony location and weather. Apple Valley High School will be open at 5:00pm. Seniors are to arrive at Apple Valley High School at 5:15pm and be in place to line up by 5:30pm. Graduation begins promptly at 6:00pm.

2017 INTERNET BROADCAST: Click HERE for the live stream of Graduation 2017 on Saturday, June 3 starting at 6pm.

2017 PARKING: Parking is available in the main parking lot and along Hayes Road and 145th St West.