Arapahoe High School Seniors/Graduation
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SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, May 25, 2019
at 1:00 p.m.
The University of Denver ~ Magness Arena
The 2019 Arapahoe High School graduation ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Magness Arena in the Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. All graduates will receive their official diplomas after the ceremony in the staging area once they return their rented gowns. Otherwise, students may pick up their diplomas in the Arapahoe High School Student Services Office (located in Counseling).
A letter with graduation details from this website will be emailed to all graduating seniors and their parents mid April 2019.
Admittance to the ceremony will not require tickets.
The high school graduation ceremony is a “once in a lifetime” occasion for students to be recognized for achieving the academic requirements as set forth by the school and community. The ceremony itself is a very visible and expensive event. It is a time set aside for honoring the Class of 2019, both collectively and individually. Students wear the academic robes and mortarboards in recognition of their academic achievement. They are dressed alike because they have a common bond with each other and with all former graduates who have worn the cap and gown at the time of their high school graduation. Students are recognized individually when their names are called and when they shake hands with school administrators. As you know, this ceremony marks the completion of thirteen years of public education and the beginning of future adult paths. We are proud to celebrate this special occasion; however, because of the importance attached to the occasion, we ask that our pride be demonstrated with dignity.
Spectators can help greatly by not applauding, cheering, whistling, etc. when a favorite student's name is called. The noise from such outbursts often obscures the next student’s name. We will move quickly through the names of the approximately 500 seniors. It is most helpful if the cheering and applause may be given at one time after the last student’s name is read. The Class of 2019 and the Arapahoe High School staff hope to make our ceremony this year the best ever. We do appreciate your help.
In order for the graduates to make the best appearance as a group, we require the following dress:
Boys: Light colored button down dress shirt with a tie, dark dress pants, and dress shoes.
Girls: Dress slacks, dresses or skirts which do not hang below their robe, dress shoes.
Casual clothing or casual shoes such as tennis/athletic shoes, hiking boots or flip flops will not be permitted.
IF ATTIRE IS DEEMED UNACCEPTABLE, GRADUATES WILL BE ASKED TO CHANGE INTO THE DESCRIBED ATTIRE.