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Posted: April 8, 2020

High School Graduation Ceremonies Postponed

Depending on what happens with the coronavirus, the graduation ceremonies originally scheduled for May might be rescheduled.

We put it off as long as we could. But when Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday, April 6, extended the public health order for social distancing through at least April 30, Albuquerque Public Schools had no choice but to cancel high school graduation ceremonies scheduled for mid-May.

The district is hoping to reschedule the ceremonies if the coronavirus spread subsides and the health order is lifted in the next couple of months.

"My heart breaks for these students who are missing out on so many senior traditions," said APS Superintendent Raquel Reedy. "We are committed to making sure they graduate this school year and are prepared to move on to the next promising chapter in their lives."

APS is planning a virtual senior celebration during the previously scheduled graduation week. Details to come.