Class of 2021 In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

We are excited to share information about our in-person graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021! Our goal is to celebrate our students while following current health and safety protocols.

All APS graduation ceremonies will be held at the APS Stadium, which is located next to Hinkley High School at 1250 Chambers Rd., Aurora, CO 80011. Please see the dates and times below.

We are incredibly proud of our Class of 2021 and look forward to celebrating them!

SCHOOL / ESCUELA DATE / FECHA TIME / HORA
Aurora Central High School Tuesday, June 29 9 a.m. | View recording
Vista PEAK Preparatory Tuesday, June 29 7 p.m. | View recording
Gateway High School Wednesday, June 30 9 a.m. | View recording
Hinkley High School Wednesday, June 30 7 p.m. | View recording
Rangeview High School Thursday, July 1 9 a.m. | View recording
Pickens Technical College
Thursday, July 1 7 p.m. | View recording
William Smith High School Friday, July 2

9 a.m. | View recording

Aurora West College Preparatory Academy Friday, July 2 7 p.m. | View recording

Tickets

The graduation tickets are ready! Please have your parents go to events.ticketspicket.com and look up Aurora Public Schools. Families can enter their graduate’s student ID number to claim tickets and put them in an account. From this account, they can then transfer tickets to family members of their choice. Upon arrival at the stadium, guests will use their mobile device to show their tickets to gate attendants. PLEASE NOTE: Graduates were allotted a specific amount of tickets based on the size of each school’s graduating class.

Graduates

We ask that graduates arrive one hour before the ceremony. Students must be wearing their caps and gowns to be allowed into the stadium. School staff will be available to help students line up for the processional.

In order to protect the artificial turf on the field, we ask that graduates not wear high heeled shoes.

Parking

Parking will be available at the APS Stadium, Hinkley High School, East Middle School and on side streets surrounding the stadium.

Interpretation Services

Interpretation will be provided at each ceremony. Guests who need interpretation services will need to bring a cell phone with headphones in order to listen to the ceremony in their language. For a list of languages that will be provided at each of the ceremonies and to obtain the meeting links or phone numbers to listen in your language, please go to aurorak12.org/languages. We will also have posted signs at the stadium with detailed instructions on how to access interpretation services.

Weather

If inclement weather is in the forecast, the graduation ceremony/ceremonies will be moved indoors to the Hinkley High School auditorium. Due to capacity limits, we will only have enough room to accommodate graduates and stage attendees. Guests of the graduates, including family members and relatives, will not be allowed in the auditorium and will have to watch the live stream of the ceremony. APS officials will make a decision at least 24 hours in advance if any ceremony needs to be moved inside. Face coverings will be required for indoor ceremonies.

Health and Safety Information

Based on the current guidelines from state and local health officials, graduates, guests and staff members are not required to wear a face covering or practice social distancing during the outdoor ceremonies. Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the stadium. There will be no food served at the ceremony. Graduates and guests may bring their own water bottles into the stadium.

We recognize that family and friends would like to join in the celebration of our students so we are hiring a professional videography company to stream and record each ceremony. To view a live stream of the graduation ceremony, bookmark this page for the live stream link for each school.


View an alternative full screen live stream here.

Miscellaneous Items

Guests should not bring balloons, noise makers or other celebratory items that could negatively impact others from being able to see and hear the entire ceremony. These items should be left in cars or at home.