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 INFORMATION

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 at the stadium. Otherwise, students may pick up their diplomas in the Heritage High School Main Office.

FINES

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 at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center.
12:00 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2018 in order to pick up a cap and gown.

CAP AND GOWN PICKUP

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 p.m. Due to time restriction the doors will close at 1:30 p.m. The LINK assemby will run between 1:30-2:15 p.m. Please know that Friday, May 18, is a mandatory school day. If a student is unable to pick up a cap and gown, please e-mail the activities secretary Lynn James at ljames[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us to make arrangements.

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 303-985-0095.

If you still need to order a Cap & Gown and Graduation Announcements, you can do that online at www.jostens.com.

GRADUATION PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Ceremony: LifeTouch professional photographers will take candid photographs of each graduate during the ceremony.  A proof will be emailed and mailed home. In addition, a brochure will be inserted in the graduation cap & gown bag on May 18. A graduate may elect to order a package but is not obligated to do so. Photos will be available online 48 hours after the commencement. To place an order please visit their website events.lifetouch.com or contact the ordering department at (303) 565-5229.  For any questions contact colorado[at]lifetouch[dot]com or contact Lifetouch at    (866) 955-8342. Pictures will be mailed home in June. 

BUS TRANSPORTATION FOR GRADUATES AND PARENTS

Buses will transport graduates and parents from Heritage High School to the Littleton High School gymnasium starting at 9:00 a.m.

Guests will be shuttled from the Arapahoe Community College parking lot beginning at 8:30 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 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 or Heritage High School. Chauffeur services may be a viable option. *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. 

2018 GRADUATION 

DAY OF GRADUATION

Graduates please be at Heritage by 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23. Please 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 these items with you during the ceremony.  Parents and graduates will be bused to Littleton High School for the graduation ceremory. We strongly encourage spectators to use the 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. Therefore, seniors may NOT drive to LHS.  Please follow directions of parking personnel to avoid being ticketed or towed. Your cooperation is appreciated. Early rehearsal for graduates will be at LHS once all graduates have arrived. 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.

The 2018 Heritage High School graduation ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Littleton Public School Stadium. Graduation lasts approximately 1.5 - 2 hrs.  Immediately following the graduation ceremony tables will be set up at at the ramp for students to pick up their official diplomas 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. 

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 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. 

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. 

Graduates should not bring flowers, purses, phones, keys, cameras or other valuables to the graduation ceremony.  In addition, NOTHING can be worn on the cap or over the robe other than academic medals and/or honor cords. 

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

GRADUATION TICKET DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION

Tickets are for inside ceremony only.

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. 

 

Important Senior Dates

August 21 - Senior Class Meeting - Advisory - Theater

August 28 - Senior Class Picture - Advisory - Main Gym

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

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 - Theater

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 - Theater

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 p.m. - 10:30 p.m - Spruce Mountain Ranch 

May 12 and 13 - After-Prom  11:30 p.m.- 2:00 a.m. HHS

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

May 18 - Seniors Last Day!

  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.- Senior Scram
  • 1:00 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. - Cap and Gown Pick Up (Athletic Entrance).  All fines must be paid by noon - See Bookkeeper
  • 1:35 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - LINK Assembly (Main Gym)
  • Senior Slideshow to follow in the Theater

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

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

  • 8:30 a.m. - All Seniors must be at Heritage. 
  • 8:30 a.m. - Parent shuttle begins at Arapahoe Community College
  • 9:00 a.m. - Buses depart with ALL grads and parents to LHS

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