High School Graduations
Graduation dates and location information for high school students and parents.
2014 Graduation Ceremonies
Albuquerque Public Schools has scheduled high school graduations for the class of 2014 during the week of May 12-17. The comprehensive high school graduations will be held at Tingley Coliseum at Expo New Mexico (map), as they have been for the past few years. Graduations will be at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. during the week and at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Graduation ceremonies for APS schools of choice (alternative and magnet high schools) will be held once again at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (map). The Career Enrichment Center's Nurse Pinning Ceremony will be at the UNM Continuing Education Conference Center.
Below are the dates for the 2014 graduation ceremonies.
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.
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.
The following items will not be permitted into the graduation ceremony:
- Food or drinks (including bottled water)
- 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
|Atrisco Heritage Academy||
Saturday, May 17
Schools of Choice Graduations
|College & Career High School
|Career Enrichment Center's Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony
7 p.m. Saturday,
Early College Academy
7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
4:30 p.m., Tuesday,
Monday, May 12
Tuesday, May 13
|School on Wheels||
*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.
2013 Commencement Ceremonies
Atrisco Heritage Academy
- Valedictorian: Irais Ortiz
- Salutatorian: Yssenia Ramirez
Del Norte High
- Valedictorian: Thomas Joseph Andrego
- Salutatorian: Jared Thurgood
Early College Academy
- Valedictorian: Christian DeLaPena
- Salutatorians: Jessica Nelson, Luke Winter, and Maria Morrow
- Valedictorian: Josefina McBrayer
- Salutatorian: Alison Balis
La Cueva High
- Valedictorian: Lauren Li
- Salutatorian: Rishi Jain
- Valedictorian: Katherine L. Cordwell
- Salutatorian: Pontave J. Maharath
New Futures High
Rio Grande High
- Valedictorian: Brianna Trujillo
- Salutatorian: Karen Granados
- Valedictorian: Emily Lanier
- Salutatorian: Carmen Kloer
School on Wheels
Volcano Vista High
- Valedictorian: Lucas Strickland
- Salutatorian: Lance Carlton
West Mesa High
- Valedictorian: Carlos Vargas
- Salutatorian: Jordy Machado