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


The 2018 Heritage High School graduation ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Littleton Public Schools Stadium. Graduation lasts approximately 1.5 - 2 hrs.  All graduates will receive their official diplomas after the ceremony immediately while exiting. 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 18, 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 1:00 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 18, is a mandatory school day.  REMINDER ALL FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL IN ORDER TO PICK UP CAP AND GOWN AND WALK DURING GRADUATION. If a student is unable to pick up a cap and gown, please e-mail the activities secretary at ljames[at][dot]us to make arrangements.


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 23, 2018. 

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 1, 2018.  If you have questions concerning cap/gowns, rings, or announcements, please contact Jostens at


All Fines must be cleared through the bookkeeper and/or library IN ORDER TO PICK UP CAP AND GOWN AND WALK DURING GRADUATION by:

12:00 p.m., Friday, May 11, 2018 in order to receive a yearbook. Distribution will be on Monday, May 14.
12:00 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2018 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.


Graduates please be at Heritage by TBD on Wednesday, May 23. 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 TBD 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.

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. 


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 2018, 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. 


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. 


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 Arapahoe Community College parking lot beginning at TBD 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 Arapahoe Community College 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 Arapahoe Community College lot. *PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO parking at Norgrens as in years past or anywhere else. 

Handicap parking at the stadium is on a first come first serve basis.  If possible, please utilize the parking at ACC 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: The photos taken by LifeTouch on graduation day will be available online by Friday, June 1, 2018. Please contact LifeTouch either online at colorado[at]lifetouch[dot]com or by phone at 1-866-955-8342. They will provide you a password to look at your graduates photos. Graduation Picture Information forms will be inserted in cap and gown bags. 

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 21 - Senior Class Meeting - Advisory -Theatre

August 28 - Senior Class Picture - Advisory - Main Gym

October 10 - Senior Class Meeting Regarding Announcements, Caps and Gowns - Advisory - Theatre

October 17 and 18 - Cap and Gown Orders - 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and @ Parent Teacher Conferences - Main Lobby 

October 27- Makeup Order Day - 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.- Main Lobby

February 23 - 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 - Advisory - Theatre

March 8 - Graduation Announcement Pick-Up 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  During Parent/Teacher Conferences - Main Entrance

April 11 - Graduation Auditions @ 2:30 p.m. - 2FLH

April 24 - Senior Class Meeting - Graduation Information - Advisory - Theatre

May 8 - Prom Guest Request Form Deadline by 3:00 p.m. Forms On-line Under General - Return to Activities Office

May 11 - Student Fines Must Be Paid by 12 p.m. to Pick Up a Yearbook - See BookKeeper

May 12 - Prom  7:30 -10:30 p.m - Shadow Mountain Ranch 

May 12 and 13 - After-Prom  11:30 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. -TBD

May 14 - Senior Yearbook Distribution - 1:30 p.m. - Student Center

May 18 - Senior Scram 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Soccer Field

May 18 - Seniors Last Day! ALL Fines Must Be Paid by 12:00 p.m. For Cap and Gown Pick Up - See Bookkeeper

May 18 - Cap and gown Pick Up All Fines Must Be Paid - 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Athletic Entrance

May 18 - LINK Assembly - 1:32 p.m. - 2:23 p.m. - Main gym

May 18 - Senior Slide Show 2:23 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Theatre

May 21 - Senior Academic/Athletic Awards Night @ 6:00 p.m. - Theatre

May 23 - Graduation @ 10:30 a.m. (School Closed)

  • TIME TBD - All Seniors must be at Heritage. 
  • TIME TBD- Buses - depart with ALL grads to LHS
  • TIME TBD- Parent shuttle begins at Arapahoe Community College

Reception in the Heritage HS Student Center following the ceremony at LPS Stadium