Graduation Information


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Senior Letter to Parent/Guardian: ENGLISH


Prom 2019: Saturday, May 4, 2019. Click Prom for more information.

Senior Meeting: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 22, 24 and 25 during Advisory (9:14-9:29am) in the Theatre. Mr. Bolsoni and others will share important information for seniors for their last 6 weeks of high school.

Cap, Gown & Tassel Distribution: Thursday, May 9, 2019 during all three lunches (location to be determined due to construction). After May 9, caps, gowns and tassels may be picked up in the Main Office Monday through Friday from 7:00am - 3:45pm.

Senior Awards Ceremony: Friday, May 17, 2019 at 9:30am in the Theatre. Watch for more information from the Counseling Office.

Seniors' Last Day of School: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Graduation Rehearsal: Friday, May 31, 2019 from 9:00-10:30am in Main Gymnasium

Graduation Ceremony: Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm (see below for details)

Graduation Fee: In order to cover the cost of printing, staffing, security and other 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 is payable on FeePay.


List of students who have ordered Cap and Gown

Senior Party Website

Saving your Collab files at home

2019 Graduation Ceremony details

Saturday, June 1 at 6:00 pm

2019 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, May 31, 2019.
  • 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.

2019 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.

2019 INTERNET BROADCAST: Stay tuned for a link for the live stream of Graduation 2019 on Saturday, June 1 starting at 6pm.

2019 PARKING: Parking is available in the main parking lot and along Hayes Road and 145th St West.