Graduation Information


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Prom 2018: Saturday, May 5, 2018. Click Prom for more information.

Cap, Gown & Tassel Distribution: Thursday, May 17, 2018 during all three lunches (location to be determined due to construction). 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 - 3:45pm.

Senior Awards Ceremony: Friday, May 18, 2018 at 9:30am in the Theatre. Watch for more information from the Counseling Office.

Seniors' Last Day of School: Thursday, May 31, 2018

Graduation Rehearsal: Friday, June1, 2018 from 9:00-10:30am in Main Gymnasium

Graduation Ceremony: Saturday, June 2, 2018 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. Beginning January 17 the $40 graduation fee may be paid via ParentVUE/FeePay.


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2018 Graduation Ceremony details

Saturday, June 2 at 6:00 pm

2018 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 1, 2018.
  • 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.

2018 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.

2018 INTERNET BROADCAST: Click HERE for the live stream of Graduation 2018 on Saturday, June 2 starting at 6pm.

2018 PARKING: Parking is available in the main parking lot and along Hayes Road and 145th St West.