Class of 2020 Social Distancing Selfie

A high school graduate of the class of 2020 takes a selfie on her cellphone in her cap and gown holding a diploma as she wears a mask.

Plans for modified in-person ceremonies for graduating high school seniors are still in the works, and all dates below are tentative and may be changed or updated due to COVID-19.

Citywide Graduation Ceremony "Be the Light"

– 8:20 p.m. May 20. The citywide effort aims to turn lights on across the community for one hour using flashlights, headlights, stadium lights and more to celebrate local graduates. Nearly 50 high school, college and professional stadiums, tourist attractions, hotels, multi-story office buildings, small businesses and City facilities have confirmed their participation. A map of confirmed activations can be found online.

• Academy School District 20

– In-person ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m. at Academy District 20 Stadium on Hatchell Field, 8720 Scarborough Drive.

- Air Academy High School – June 22

- Discovery Canyon Campus High School – June 23

- Liberty High School – June 24

- Pine Creek High School – June 25

- Rampart High School – June 26

• Calhan School District RJ-1

- In-person high school graduation will take place on its original date, May 23, at 9 a.m., at the Calhan School Football Stadium.

• Cheyenne Mountain School District 12

– In-person graduation, 9 a.m. May 29, Cheyenne Mountain School Stadium. Alternative ceremony in case of inclement weather is 9 a.m. May 30.

• Colorado Springs School District 11

Virtual graduations will be held on originally scheduled graduation date and times at high schools. The links :onwill not be live until the time of each graduation:

Doherty: May 19, 9 a.m., https://youtu.be/c1V8-winMP4

Coronado: May 19, 3 p.m., https://youtu.be/JvzR3mdSFFQ

Mitchell: May 20, 9 a.m., https://youtu.be/wdyhNDiGlf0

Palmer: May 20, 3 p.m., https://youtu.be/LBinYkOAjyE

Odyssey: May 21, 9 a.m., https://youtu.be/TsOikrIs8WM

Bijou: May 21, 1 p.m., https://youtu.be/hgyi5cwSGUs

Achieve: May 22, 9 a.m., https://youtu.be/zhY0zQIxz-Q

Tesla: May 22, 1 p.m., https://youtu.be/uYdrc1fiK-g

In-person ceremonies will start at 8 a.m. at Garry Berry Stadium. Ceremonies may be broadcast electronically for all viewers. More details will be communicated from each high school as determined. 

– June 22, Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus combined schools (Achieve Online, The Bijou School, Odyssey Early College and Career Options, Tesla Educational Opportunity School)

– June 23, Palmer High School

– June 24, Mitchell High School

– June 25, Coronado High School

– June 26, Doherty High School

• Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1

– In-person ceremony, noon June 18, high school football field.

• Edison School District 54-JT

– Contact district for information.

• Ellicott School District 22

– Contact district for information.

In-person graduations for El Paso County graduating seniors a go

• Falcon School District 49

In-person ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. at UCHealth Park, Rocky Mountain Vibes Stadium, 4385 Tutt Blvd.

– Vista Ridge High School, June 25

– Sand Creek High School, June 26

– Falcon High School, June 27

• Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8

– Virtual graduation ceremony, 9 a.m. May 23

– In-person ceremony, 9 a.m. June 6, Fountain-Fort Carson High School Stadium, with backup plan in case of inclement weather, 9 a.m. June 7

• Hanover School District 28

– Contact district for information.

• Harrison School District 2

– Drive-thru style graduations May 21 and 22.

• Lewis-Palmer School District 38

In-person ceremonies start at 9 a.m., at the UCHealth Park, Rocky Mountain Vibes Stadium, Stadium, 4385 Tutt Blvd.

– Palmer Ridge High School, June 11

– Lewis-Palmer High School, June 12

• Manitou Springs School District 14

– In-person, 10 a.m. May 30 at the high school field. The ceremony will be live-streamed and recorded. Parent Zoom meeting 5:30 p.m. May 19.

• Miami-Yoder School District 60-JT

– Contact district for information.

• Peyton School District 3

– In-person ceremony 2 p.m. June 28, with a backup date for 2 p.m. July 26

• Widefield School District 3

Virtual graduation, 7-8 p.m. June 12. A link to watch will be sent to seniors and their families.

In-person graduations:

– Mesa Ridge High School, 11 a.m. June 11, Mesa Ridge High School Football Field

– Widefield High School, 11 a.m. June 12, C.A. Foster Stadium at Widefield High School 

– Discovery High Schoo, 2:30 p.m. June 12, C.A. Foster Stadium at Widefield High School 

• Woodland Park School District RE-2

– In-person, 10 a.m. May 22. Link will be provided to watch live. If one-time exception of limit of 50 people gathering is not approved, three repetitive sessions will be held.

• Colorado Early Colleges Colorado Springs

– Virtual graduation ceremony, 10:30 a.m. May 21, youtube.com/channel/UCy9GiBkBZrOs83zhf75cnXA/videos

• Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

– Yet to be determined. Contact school for information.

UCCS and PPCC host first-ever virtual graduations on Friday, Saturday

CHARTER SCHOOLS

• Atlas Prep High School

– School bus will drop off caps, gowns, a celebratory t-shirt with the name of their selected college/career path and an Atlas tumbler May 21-22.

• CIVA Charter High School

– Graduation parade at 9 a.m. May 22 at CIVA

– Virtual video graduation released May 22

• The Classical Academy High School

– Drive-through graduation, 6 p.m. May 22, 975 Stout Road

COLLEGES

• Charis Bible College

– Drive-in and curbside ceremonies, May 16. Class and faculty speakers will give speeches from inside the auditorium and graduates will watch livestream outside if vehicles.

• Colorado College

– In-person ceremony on campus for class of 2020 to be held May 22, 2021

• Pikes Peak Community College

– Virtual ceremony, 10 a.m. May 16, PPCC TV on Channel 21 on Comcast, 78 on Falcon Broadband, 8002 on Century Link’s Prism TV, ppcc.edu and facebook.com/PPCCedu.

• University of Colorado Colorado Springs

– Virtual ceremony, 1 p.m. May 15, YouTube and commencement.uccs.edu/virtual

OTHER CELEBRATIONS

• Peterson Air Force Base

– Parade, 1 p.m. May 21. To honor graduating seniors with family members working at Peterson Air Force Base and Cheyenne Moutain Air Force Station

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