222 APS Students to Receive Diplomas as a Result of Summer Courses
Commencement exercises are set for 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., Thursday, July 26, at the Journal Theatre in the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
July 25, 2012
Some 222 Albuquerque Public Schools seniors have fulfilled the requirements for receiving their high school diploma as a result of completing summer school courses this year. This represents almost three times as many students as four years ago.
“Because we have so many students graduating we had to schedule two ceremonies,” said Carl “Mac” Macaluso, who oversees summer school for high school students.
Commencement exercises are set for 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 26, for students from:
- Albuquerque High
- Amy Beil
- Atrisco Heritage Academy
- Digital Arts & Technology
- Del Norte
- La Cueva
- New Futures
Commencement exercises are set for 6 p.m. Thursday, July 26, for students from:
- Rio Grande
- Volcano Vista
- West Mesa
Both graduations will be held in the Journal Theatre at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Some 192 graduates are expected to walk the line and receive their diplomas during the ceremonies.
The number of summer school graduates has increased by 138 students since 2009.
“I think more students are realizing the value of a high school diploma and are persevering until they complete their high school education,” said APS Superintendent Winston Brooks. “We are proud that they chose to do so and join them and their families in celebrating their accomplishments.”