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Posted: February 23, 2021

In-Person Graduation Ceremonies Planned for the Week of May 10th

Comprehensive high schools will hold ceremonies at their schools. Magnet school ceremonies will be held at the Berna Facio Professional Development Center.

Albuquerque Public Schools is planning in-person high school graduation ceremonies the week of May 10th, though the pandemic may impact the number of guests and some graduation traditions.

The district's 13 comprehensive high schools will hold ceremonies at their schools. The 7 magnet school ceremonies will be held at the Berna Facio Professional Development Center.

If the public health order allows for larger crowds, APS may move graduation ceremonies for its comprehensive high schools to a larger facility.

Dates and times of the graduation ceremonies, which were announced earlier in the school year, remain the same. Valley High School is the first APS comprehensive high school scheduled to graduate on Monday, May 10, at 2:30 p.m. The final Class of 2021 to get its diplomas is from Cibola, which is set to hold its ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15.

Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 were held virtually in accordance with public health orders.  

To the thousands of APS students earning their high school diploma on their way to the next stretch of life’s journey, our hope is that we prepared you well. Our wish is that you enjoyed the ride. Our prayer is that you are successful, happy and healthy. Go on and make us all proud, Class of 2021!

2021 Comprehensive High School Graduations by Date (at the high schools)

Monday, May 10

  •  Valley, 2:30 p.m. 
  • Atrisco Heritage Academy, 6:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, May 11

  • Del Norte, 2:30 p.m. 
  • La Cueva, 6:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, May 12

  • Rio Grande, 2:30 p.m.
  • Manzano, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 13

  • Highland, 2:30 p.m.
  • Eldorado, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 14

  • Albuquerque High, 2:30 p.m.
  • Volcano Vista, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 15

  • West Mesa, 10:30 a.m.
  • Sandia, 2:30 p.m.
  • Cibola, 6:30 p.m.

Magnet School Graduations by Date (at Berna Facio)

Wednesday, April 28

  • College & Career High School, 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 6

  • Career Enrichment Center Nurse Pinning Ceremony, 4 p.m.

Monday, May 10

  • New Futures, 12:30 p.m.
  • Transition Services, 4:30 p.m.

 Tuesday, May 11

  •  eCADEMY, 10:30 a.m.
  • Freedom, 2:30 p.m.
  • School on Wheels, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 12

  • nex+Gen, 1:30 p.m.
  • Early College Academy, 5:30 p.m.