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Graduation dates and location information for high school students and parents.

Graduation 2013

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.

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.

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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. Saturday,
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.

2013 Commencement Ceremonies

Albuquerque High

Atrisco Heritage Academy

  • Valedictorian: Irais Ortiz
  • Salutatorian: Yssenia Ramirez

Cibola High

Del Norte High

  • Valedictorian: Thomas Joseph Andrego
  • Salutatorian: Jared Thurgood

Early College Academy

Eldorado High

  • Valedictorian: Christian DeLaPena
  • Salutatorians: Jessica Nelson, Luke Winter, and Maria Morrow

Freedom High

Highland High

  • Valedictorian: Josefina McBrayer
  • Salutatorian: Alison Balis

La Cueva High

  • Valedictorian: Lauren Li
  • Salutatorian: Rishi Jain

Manzano High

  • Valedictorian: Katherine L. Cordwell
  • Salutatorian: Pontave J. Maharath

New Futures High

nex+Gen Academy

Rio Grande High

  • Valedictorian: Brianna Trujillo
  • Salutatorian: Karen Granados

Sandia High

  • Valedictorian: Emily Lanier
  • Salutatorian: Carmen Kloer

School on Wheels

Transition Services

Valley High

Volcano Vista High

  • Valedictorian: Lucas Strickland
  • Salutatorian: Lance Carlton

West Mesa High

  • Valedictorian: Carlos Vargas
  • Salutatorian: Jordy Machado

Go here to watch the 2012 high school graduation ceremonies. >>


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