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Class of 2014 Graduation Ceremonies Begin May 12

The 13 comprehensive high schools will hold their commencements at Tingley Coliseum, and the schools of choice ceremonies will be at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

APS graduation ceremonies will be held during the week of May 12. The comprehensive high school graduations will be held at Tingley Coliseum at Expo New Mexico (the state fairgrounds). Graduation ceremonies for APS schools of choice (alternative and magnet high schools) will be held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Atrisco Heritage Academy will be the first comprehensive high school to graduate on Monday, May 12, at 2:30 p.m. The final class to get its diplomas will be from Manzano, which holds its ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17.

Videos of the 2014 graduation ceremonies will be posted to the APS High School Graduation webpage for students and families to share. The videos will be posted within a day or so of the graduation ceremonies.

Below are the dates for the 2014 graduation ceremonies.

Parking Information

Tingley Coliseum (map)

General parking can be accessed through Gate 7 located on Lomas and Gate 8 located on Louisiana.

Please be aware the far right-hand lanes eastbound on Lomas and southbound on Louisiana will be restricted to right turns only upon entering and exiting Gate 7 and Gate 8.

See diagram mapping entrances to general parking or view a map of the Fairgrounds.

Handicap parking by permit only will be available in the Pavilion Parking Lot accessed through Gate 3 located on San Pedro and Copper (must have handicap parking permit to access lot)

      National Hispanic Cultural Center
      General parking is available on the north side of the building.

      View map >>

      Safety Tips

      The following items will not be permitted into the graduation ceremony:

      • Food or drinks (including bottled water)
      • Balloons
      • Signs
      • Noisemakers (whistles, loudspeakers, foghorns, etc.)
      • No vases (floral arrangements in glass containers)

      Guests wanting to bring bags for diapers, cameras, or medical needs will be searched before entering the building.

      Event coordinators will be available at the event to guide guests and answer questions. Security will be present in the event parking lots.

      Comprehensive High School Graduations

      Albuquerque High

      10:30 a.m.
      Saturday, May 17

      Atrisco Heritage Academy

      2:30 p.m.
      Monday, May 12


      6:30 p.m.
      May 14

      Del Norte

      6:30 p.m.
      Friday, May 16


      6:30 p.m.
      Monday, May 12


      6:30 p.m.
      Thursday, May 15

      La Cueva

      2:30 p.m.
      Tuesday, May 13


      6:30 p.m.
      Saturday, May 17

      Rio Grande

      2:30 p.m.

      Saturday, May 17


      2:30 p.m.
      May 14


      2:30 p.m.
      May 15

      Volcano Vista

      6:30 p.m.
      Tuesday, May 13

      West Mesa

      2:30 p.m.
      Friday, May 16

      Schools of Choice Graduations

      College & Career High School

      May 3

      Career Enrichment Center's Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony

      7 p.m. Thursday,
      May 8*

      Early College Academy

      7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
      May 13


      4:30 p.m., Tuesday,
      May 13

      nex+Gen Academy

      1:30 p.m.

      Monday, May 12

      New Futures

      1:30 p.m.

      Tuesday, May 13

      School on Wheels

      7:30 p.m.
      Monday, May 12

      Transition Services

      4:30 p.m.
      Monday, May 12

      *Ceremony will be at the UNM Continuing Education Conference Center

      Summer school graduation will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the Kiva Auditorium in the Albuquerque Convention Center.


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