Class of 2020 Graduation

Class of 2020 Graduation
Class of 2020 Graduation

Graduation is now planned for 9:00 am on Thursday, August 6 at the North Area Athletic Complex (assuming gatherings are allowed at that time). More details coming as we learn them!

Seniors need to complete their Senior Survey by May 8. Please watch this video for details and instructions:

Link to log in to Naviance for the survey:

Update from Mr Q and Mr Abling on Apr. 29:

This is check in #5. Man o Man we have two more weekly check ins until you 're done with school. As you know this semester has been pretty crazy. You have been through a lot and things have not gone the way you had envisioned it. I want you to know I believe this class of 2020 will be playing a big part in our future as a a society and as a nation. I am excited to see what you guys are going to do. 
Two weeks left we need to make sure we finish strong!
Check in number 5 has a lot of information for graduation and grades. 
  1. There will be a virtual town hall meeting from our administration to our 9th-12 grade students/parents/guardians. There will be two virtual meetings.The first meeting will be Monday at 8pm and the second meeting will be Tuesday at 1pm. This meeting will cover a wide range of topics, such as, grading policy, graduation, SATs, summer activities etc... 
  2. Grading policy- We have changed a couple of things with our grading policy. Click Here here for our grading policy. 
  3. May 1st- Make sure all Edgenuity is complete  Update as of May 1st: this deadline is extended to May 8
  4. May 8th- Last day for seniors- Make sure that you are passing all your classes. Keep in mind, you need to pass  English 12 and Economics  to graduate. Also if you're taking classes for make up credits make sure they are taken care of in terms of passing. Make sure you have enough credits to graduate. If you have questions for any of this make sure you talk to your teachers and counselors. If you need anything from me please let me know. 
  5. Graduation Information: This is from Mr. Abling. If you have questions around this please reach out to me or Mr. Abling. Mr. Abling will have the best information to your questions around graduation.

  6. Senior Lunch Meeting-
    The AHS admin team would like to invite all seniors to join us for a virtual lunch meeting to check in and talk to with you about all of the updates for your class with the end of the school year and graduation. An invitation was sent out on Tuesday by Mr. Abling to all senior email accounts. We will meet this Friday, May 1st from 1:00-2:00 pm via Google Meet, see you then! Here is the link for the meeting:

  7. New Graduation Date-
    As you already know, we have set our new graduation date, time, and location. We will be graduating at The NAAC (North Area Athletic Complex) on Thursday, August 6th at 9:00 am. We need to know who is planning on attending in order to have a proper set up. Fill out THIS Google Form to let us know your plans by May 8th.
    If you are attending the graduation, you will receive your cap and gown before the ceremony at graduation practice. Update: caps and gowns will be given out at Senior checkout to everyone who purchased one. Graduation practice is on August 5th from noon to 3:00 pm at Arvada High School, you must attend graduation practice in order to walk at the ceremony. If you have any questions or concerns with graduation contact Mr. Abling
    If you are not attending the ceremony and purchased a cap and gown you can pick up your cap and gown at Senior Checkout. More information on Senior Checkout is below.
    Senior Webpage for Graduation-
    We are putting together a website dedicated to the Senior Class as a way to recognize you on what was supposed to be your graduation date. The website will have memories shared by the Senior Class and the AHS faculty. The website will go live on May 14th and we need your help in building YOUR memories. Plan on attending our virtual recognition ceremony on May 14th at 10:00 am for the website’s unveiling.  The next two items describe how you can help.  You can access the recognition ceremony with the following Google Meet link

  8. Faculty Address at Graduation-

    It is a tradition at Arvada High School that the Senior Class selects a faculty member to give the class words of wisdom before you depart into the world with your diplomas. You did the preliminary vote before we went into Remote Learning and narrowed it down to the 6 teachers.


    Select ONE faculty member to give the Faculty Address. This person will give a 5-10 minute speech with words of wisdom to the Class of 2020. Select somebody who has had a positive impact on your education and helped you get through high school or somebody that you would like to hear their words of wisdom. VOTE HERE


    The final vote is due by: Friday, May 8th


    Video Message from Senior to Seniors For Senior Webpage-

    This is your chance to share any words of wisdom, future plans, or anything you see fit with the rest of your class. These things are usually shared at the Senior Rally or Senior Bash but since we are unable to meet in person for this, you can record your message on your chrome book or phone and send it to Mr. Abling to be included on the Senior Webpage. All videos need school appropriate and emailed to Mr. Abling May 6th


    Senior Slide Show For Senior Webpage-

    Every year, the Senior Class has the honor of having the last rally dedicated to them and the Senior Slide Show is presented to the school. See the below message from StuCo for information on how to submit your photos.


    Dear Seniors Class of 2020,


    Even though this year didn't end as we expected, we still have some good things to look forward to.  StuCo is putting together a memorable slideshow with the best memories we had throughout all our high school career!


    ·      We would like you to upload your MOST FAVORITE memories to the google folder below by MAY 6TH

    o   All pictures must adhere to the following guidelines

    o   Must be school appropriate 

    o   Title your file with each senior's name in the picture

    o   Attempt to only have people from the Class of 2020 in the picture. You can upload photos with other people in them but the focus is on the Class of 2020! 

    o   Do not blur out any faces.

    o   The pictures need to be from your high school years, no photos of you from before your freshmen year.

    o   Limit 3 pictures per student




    ·      We also need you to pick the music that will go on the slide show. Use this google form below to let us know which songs you would like to hear while we see all our high school memories!





    Thank you for your cooperation to make this memorable for all of us seniors!!!




    Your Student Council Representatives!

    Suezana, Nicole, Billy, Austin, Connie, and Josiah



    Graduation Yard Signs - Special Offer from Our Printing Partner-


    Celebrate graduates with $15 yard signs!

    Minuteman Press Lakewood (Jeffco Public Schools printing provider) is offering discounted “Congratulations Class of 2020” yard signs. For $15 plus tax, you will receive: 

    ·       1 - 24" x 18" coroplast yard sign with full-color print on both sides, 1 yard stake

    ·       Free basic graphic design so you can personalize

    ·       Free delivery within the Jeffco Public Schools district


    Order at



    Yearbook Information-

    As a result of the pandemic, we are not sure of the exact date that you will receive your yearbooks, but our goal is to have them ready for you to pick up by the end of May or early June. If you have not ordered your yearbook yet, you have until May 15nd to order. Yearbooks are $60, ORDER HERE.  If you want a yearbook but cannot afford one, we are working on getting some donated for our Senior Class from the community. We do not know how many we will be able to get donated, but we are trying to get every senior who wants a yearbook a book. Fill out THIS form if you want your name on the list.


    Senior Checkout-

    We are still working out the details on how you will return any textbooks, your computer, and complete the process of Senior Checkout. More information will come out when we have guidance from the district and state. An exact date has not been established yet.


    Here is what we know right now- It will be a drive through style checkout and you will not get out of your car. You will return anything that needs to be returned to the school and receive a packet from the school with your transcripts and diploma with the graduation date of May 14th. You will receive your red diploma cover at the graduation ceremony in August at the actual graduation ceremony. Update: the date for Senior Checkout has been set for May 19.


    The central offices at Jostens have been slammed with phone calls as a result of COVID-19, our local offices are here to help though! If you have Jostens questions, you can reach them at 303-341-4269.


    If you purchased Graduation Announcements and want to update the date, time, and location of the ceremony refer to this PDF.

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