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APS Summer High School Graduation

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Graduation and Rehearsal

The Graduation Ceremony will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kiva Auditorium. The Kiva Auditorium is located in the Albuquerque Convention Center at 401 2nd St NW in Albuquerque, NM 87102.

  • Graduates MUST check in at Kiva Auditorium no later than 4:30 p.m.
  • REHEARSAL will begin promptly at 5 p.m.
  • Graduates who do not participate in rehearsal may be excluded from ceremony.

Attending events at the Kiva Auditorium

  • Parking available in CABQ parking structures for $6 per vehicle.
  • Tickets REQUIRED for entrance to Kiva Auditorium
  • Secure storage provided for gifts, flowers, balloons, strollers as they are NOT allowed in the auditorium.
  • Graduates will check in all cell phones, bags and purses with summer school staff.
  • APS Police and CABQ Security will be present throughout event.


Can I attend graduation?

If I am a graduating senior but did not attend APS summer school, can I walk in ceremony?
YES!  But you must contact Laura Valdez by email at NO LATER THAN Wednesday, July 10, 2019 if you want tickets and to get on graduation program.


 Where do I get tickets for graduation at Kiva Auditorium?
Ticket will be distributed by the summer school office on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 101 at APS City Center. 

How many tickets can I get?
The number of tickets for each graduate will depend up on how many graduates we have. A limited number of EXTRA tickets may be available at Kiva Auditorium on graduation day.

Dress Code

Do I wear a cap and gown?
YES! Contact Campus Specialties to order cap and gown in the colors of your home school.

Where is Campus Specialties, how much does it cost, and how do I pay for cap and gown?
Campus Specialties is located at 1529 Eubank NE, Suite B. The cost is $65 in cash, money order, or cashier’s check NO personal checks accepted. They are open from June 1 to 29, 2019.

  • Tuesday & Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday & Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Graduation Day: Monday, July 22, 10 a.m. 3 p.m.

What is the dress code?
Ladies should wear nice dress or pants, comfortable dress shoes.  Gentlemen should wear dress shirt with collar, dress pants, dress shoes. NO JEANS.  Cultural dress may be worn underneath cap and gown.

Can I wear other head covering?
Religious head covering may be worn by itself – for students not wearing cap/gown – or underneath graduation cap.  NO OTHER head covering(s) allowed.


Contact Secondary Summer Learning by email at for questions or more information.

Summer Graduating Seniors:

Do you need help with summer school tuition? Please see your high school counselor for details on how to apply.