Seniors / Graduation

Seniors are encouraged to check the links below on a regular basis to keep informed about senior events, announcements, graduation information and deadlines.

Senior Picture Information

For complete details about yearbook picture specifications and deadlines, please connect to the Yearbook site.

Senior Graduation

Graduation Tickets

2017 GRADUATION AND TICKET DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION

The 2017 Heritage High School graduation ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Littleton Public Schools Stadium. Graduation lasts approximately 1.5 - 2 hrs.  All graduates will receive their official diplomas after the ceremony in the Littleton High School gym. Otherwise, students may pick up their diplomas in the Heritage High School Main Office.

A reception for all graduates and their guests will be held in the Heritage High School Student Center immediately following the graduation ceremony. 

FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1:00-1:30 p.m., cap and gown pick up  in the Athletic Entrance. Seniors must enter through the Athletic Entrance only.  Doors will not open until I:00 PM. Due to time restriction the doors will close at 1:30 p.m.

The LINK assembly begins at 1:35-2:15 p.m.
Please know that Friday, May 19, is a mandatory school day.  If a student is unable to pick up a cap and gown, please e-mail the activities secretary at ljames[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us to make arrangements.

PARENT/TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets for the outdoor ceremony are not required.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved indoors at HHS at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2017. 

5 indoor tickets will be issued for each student at no charge during cap and gown distribution. Tickets are inserted in the cap/gown bag. 

  • 3 red tickets will allow guests to sit in the Main Gym to view the ceremony in person. 
  • 2 navy tickets will allow guests to be seated in the theatre to watch the ceremony via live video feed.

EXTRA TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE  due to seating limitations. 

Seniors have already paid for their cap and gowns. Deadline for refunds will be due to Jostens, in writing, by Friday, June 2, 2017.  If you have questions concerning cap/gowns, rings, or announcements, please contact Jostens at 303-985-0095

FINES:

All Fines must be cleared through the bookkeeper and/or library by:

12:00 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2017 in order to receive a yearbook. Distribution will be on Monday, May 15.
12:00 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017 in order to pick up a cap and gown.

Students will not be allowed to pick up gowns other than their own.  Parents may pick up their student's cap/ gown and tickets.

EARLY REHEARSAL-BUS TRANSPORTATION FOR GRADUATES

Graduates please be at Heritage by 8:15 a.m.on Wednesday, May 24. You will be bused to Littleton High School for the graduation ceremony. Littleton High School will be in session and parking will be limited, so seniors may not drive to LHS. Buses will transport graduates to the Littleton High School gymnasium at 8:30 a.m. for rehearsal.  Heritage seniors will enter the LHS gym at the south entrance. Graduates may not gain access to the gym through any other Littleton High School entrance.

If you choose to have a formal portrait taken in front of the bronze eagle, please be at HHS by 7:00 a.m. 

Leave purses, cell phones, cameras, or other valuable items at home or locked in the trunk of your car. You will not be able to take your purse with you during the ceremony. 

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR FOR A TRADITIONAL CEREMONY 

The high school graduation ceremony is a “once in a lifetime” occasion for students to be recognized for achieving the academic requirements as set forth by the school and community. The ceremony itself is a very visible and expensive event. It is a time set aside for honoring the Class of 2016, both collectively and individually. Students wear the academic robes and mortarboards in recognition of their academic achievement. They are dressed alike because they have a common bond with each other and with all former graduates who have worn the cap and gown at the time of their high school graduation. Students are recognized individually when their names are called and when they shake hands with school administrators. As you know, this ceremony marks the completion of thirteen years of public education and the beginning of future adult paths. We are proud to celebrate this special occasion; however, because of the importance attached to the occasion, we ask that our pride be demonstrated with dignity. 

Spectators can help greatly by not applauding, cheering, whistling, etc. when a favorite student’s name is called. The noise from such outbursts often obscures the next student’s name. We will move quickly through the names of approximately 400 seniors. It is most helpful if the cheering and applause may be given at one time after the last student’s name is read. The Senior Class and the Heritage staff hope to make our ceremony this year the best ever. We do appreciate your help. 

REQUIRED DRESS FOR STUDENTS

In order for the graduates to make the best appearance as a group, we require the following dress: 

Boys: White (or light colored) shirts with collars 
Dress slacks (long pants, no jeans and no shorts) 
Dress shoes (no hiking boots, sandals or tennis shoes) 

Girls: Dresses or dress slacks (no jeans, tube tops, casual or cut off shorts) 
Dress shoes (no hiking boots, flip flops or tennis shoes) 
Since students will be walking rapidly and down a slope, from the gymnasium down to the stadium field, we recommend sturdy, flat shoes. 

IF ATTIRE IS DEEMED UNACCEPTABLE, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO RETURN HOME FOR THE DESCRIBED ATTIRE.

Guest Parking and Shuttle Service

Since Littleton High School will be in session there will not be adequate parking in the lot at LHS and parking on the side streets is prohibited by Greenwood Village. Violators will be ticketed or towed.  Please follow directions of parking personnel. Your cooperation is appreciated.  We strongly encourage spectators to use the shuttle service. 

Guests will be shuttled from the HHS parking lot at the south end of the student parking lot (entrance) beginning at 8:40 a.m. on graduation morning. Due to traffic conditions shuttle buses may take up to 1/2 hour to arrive at the stadium.  Drop off will be at the south parking lot entrance. Guests will have a short walk to the stadium. Adequate parking for spectators will be available in the Heritage High School student lot.  Return shuttle service will begin immediately after the ceremony at the earlier drop-off point.  Spectators may experience delays in entering and leaving the parking lot.   The ONLY AVAILABLE parking for graduation will be in the east stadium and the furthest east Schomp parking lot. *PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO parking at Norgrens as in years past.

Handicap parking at the stadium is on a first come first serve basis.  If possible, please utilize the parking at Heritage High School and ride the buses; wheelchair lift bus will be available. Wheelchair access is available at the top of the stadium.

The admission gate for parents will open at 8:00 a.m. Please be aware that entrance to Littleton High School is not allowed and parking is not allowed in the  Student /Teacher parking areas of Littleton High School. 

Graduation Photos & Videos

Ceremony: Studio 5 professional photographers will take candid photographs of each graduate during the ceremony. A graduate may elect to order a package but is not obligated to do so. Please go on-line to www.studio5schoolportraits.com. Please contact Studio 5 @ (303) 550-4456 if you have any questions. Pictures will be mailed home in June.

Individual Picture Graduation Morning:  Studio 5 will be at HHS outside in front of the bronze eagle to take individual pictures of graduates in full regalia beginning at 7:00 a.m. 

Families will have an opportunity to take pictures prior to graduation since seniors will be in possession of their robes for several days before the ceremony. If you wish earlier photos of your student, Heritage has caps and gowns that may be checked out from the Activities Office.

Mid-Year Graduation

Occasionally, students will have all graduation requirements completed by the end of the first semester of their senior year. To apply for early graduation, students need to schedule an appointment with their counselor. At that time a credit check will be done. If the student qualifies, he/she will be given an on-line application to complete. Students taking Advanced Placement courses must complete both semesters. Summer school and on-line course work will be accepted as credit RECOVERY only.

The completed application must also include a letter of explanation to the principal. Your letter must give your reason for early graduation, your plans for second semester, and whether or not you plan to participate in the graduation ceremony in May. All applications must be signed by parents, as well as by the student. The option for early graduation is not open to transfer students who enroll at Heritage during their senior year.

If the request is approved, the student will be permitted to graduate early. All early graduates must attend first semester final exam week and successfully complete that semester. Diplomas are prepared once per year. All graduates will receive their official diplomas after the graduation ceremony in May in the Littleton High School gym. Otherwise, students may pick up their diplomas in the Heritage High School Main Office.

Important Senior Dates

August 29 - Senior class picture-Advisory-Main Gym

September 3 - Senior Class Meeting-Advisory-Theatre

October 10 - Senior Class Meeting-Advisory-Theatre

October 18 & 19 - Cap/gown orders-10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and @ Parent/Teacher Conferences-Main Lobby 

October 28 - Make up order day-10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.-Student Center

December 9 - Class ring delivery-10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.-Student Center

February 24 - Graduation announcement pick-up-10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.-Student Center

March 6 - Senior Class Meeting: vote for teachers to read names at Graduation         

March 9 -  Graduation announcement pick-up-4:00-7:30 p.m.- Main Entrance during Parent/Teacher Conferences                      

April 12 - Graduation Auditions-6:30 a.m.-Choir Room

April 24 - Senior Class Meeting-Theatre

April 26 - Visual Arts Awards-6-7:00 p.m.-Library

May 8 -  Prom "guest request form" deadline. Forms on HHS website. Return to Activities Office.

May 9 - Band Awards-6-7:00 p.m.-Theatre

May 10 - Drama Awards-6-7:00 p.m.-Theatre

May 11 - Choir Awards-6-10:00 p.m.-Theatre

May 12 - Student fines must be paid by 12 p.m. to pick up a yearbook

May 13 - Prom-8:00-11:00 p.m.-Mile High Station

May 13/14 - After-Prom-11:30 p.m.-3:00 a.m.-Heritage               

May 15 - Senior yearbook distribution-1:30 p.m.

May 18 - Senior Sunset activities (speaker, slideshow, games)- 4:30-7:30 p.m.

May 19 - Seniors last day! ALL fines must be paid by 12:00 p.m. for cap/gown pickup  

May 19 - Cap and gown pick-up-1:00 -1:30 p.m.-Athletic Entrance    

May 19 - LINK assembly-1:35-2:15 p.m.-Main gym

May 22 - Senior Academic/Athletic Awards Night-6:00 p.m-Theatre

May 24 - Graduation at LPS-10:00 a.m. (No School)

  • 8:15 a.m.-All Seniors must be at Heritage. Studio 5 will be taking optional individual pictures beginning @ 7:00 a.m. in front of the bronze eagle.
  • 8:30 a.m.-Buses depart with ALL grads to LHS
  • 8:40 a.m.-Parent shuttle begins
  • Reception in the Heritage Student Center following the ceremony