Seniors / Graduation

Graduation Information

Heritage High School Graduation Ceremony will be Saturday, May 23, 2020.


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 1, 2020 in order to receive a yearbook. Distribution will be on Monday, May 11, at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center.
  • 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 15, 2020 in order to pick up a cap and gown.

Link Assembly

Thursday, May 14, 2:41 p.m. - 3:31 p.m. In the Main Gym - Graduation rehearsal and slideshow to follow in the Theatre.

Cap and Gown Pickup

Friday, May 15, 10:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m., cap and gown pick up in the Athletic Entrance. Seniors must enter through the Athletic Entrance only. Doors will not open until 10:30 a.m.  If a student is unable to pick up a cap and gown, please e-mail the activities assistant Lynn James at ljames[at][dot]us to make arrangements.  

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

Deadline for refunds will be due to Jostens, in writing, by Friday, May 29, 2020. If you have questions concerning cap/gowns, rings, or announcements, please contact Jostens at 303-985-0095.


Graduation Rehearsal  -  MANDATORY

Immediately after the LINK Assembly, seniors will be ushered into the Theatre for a graduation rehearsal.  The senior slide show will follow.

Photos and Videos

Photos: Honor your Graduation with Commencement Portraits.  Lifetouch, our Official 2020 Commencement Photographer, will be photographing each graduate and sending complimentary proofs to graduate's homes.  Families can sign up now to be notified as soon as proofs are available to view and order online at their website  Portraits will be available online approximately ten days after the ceremony.  Celebrate your achievement with these professional portraits.  Congratulations Class of 2020!

Videos: Video coverage of the 2020 Graduation are available through DU.  DVD copies of Graduations are $30.  Please fill out and print the form.  Make sure to include your contact information.

Bus Transportation for Graduates

Graduates, please be at Heritage by 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2020.  Buses will transport graduates to DU at 7:30 a.m.  Anyone NOT on the bus will not walk at graduation.

Day of Graduation

The 2020 Heritage High School Graduation Ceremony will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday May 23, 2020 at the DU Ritchie Center.  Graduation lasts approximately 1.5 - 2 hours.

Since the arena has plenty of seating NO Tickets are needed for graduation.  Seating is based on first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m.


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 2020, 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. 

DU Ritchie Center Information

Facility Policies and Prohibited Items :
Parking Information:  Please see the below image marking the available FREE parking for Guests.  These lots are marked in Green and are Lots C, 314, 103, 108, L, and T.  In addition, ADA parking is available in Lots 311 and 401. 

Required Dress for Students

Appropriate dress is necessary to ensure the dignity of the graduation ceremony.  Inappropriate dress will jeopardize a graduate's participation in the ceremony.  Graduates are required to wear dress shoes and clothing appropriate for the formality of the ceremony.  Dark color pants and collared shirts for gentlemen.  Dress pants, skirts or dresses and low heeled shoes or wedges for ladies. NOTHING can be worn on the cap or over the robe other than approved academic medals and/or honor cords.



Important Dates

March 4th  Graduation Announcement Delivery 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Main Entrance

March 16th  Advisory - Senior Class Meeting: Vote for Teachers to Read Names at Graduation - Theatre

April 13th  Signup Deadline for Graduation Auditions by 3:30 p.m. - Activities Office

April 15th  Graduation Auditions 3:45 p.m. - 2FLH

April 27th  Advisory - Senior Meeting - Graduation Updates - Theatre

April 28th  Prom "Guest Request Form"  Deadline by 3:45 p.m. Forms On-line Under General  - Return to Activities Office.

May 1st  Student Fines Must Be Paid by 12 p.m. to Pick Up a Yearbook - See Bookkeeper

May 2nd  Prom 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Mile High Station

May 2nd & 3rd  After-Prom  11:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - Main Event - the waiver form can be found here

May 11th  Advisory - Locker Clean Out and Senior Yearbook Distribution 3:30 p.m. - Student Center

May 14th  LINK Assembly 2:41 p.m. - 3:31 p.m. Main Gym -> Graduation Final Meeing. (Slideshow to follow) - Theatre

May 15th  Seniors Last Day!  ALL Fines Must Be Paid by 10:00 a.m. For Cap/Gown Pick Up - See Bookkeeper

May 15th  Senior Scram 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Field

May 19th  Senior Academic / Athletic Awards Night 6:00 p.m. - Theathre

May 23rd  All graduationg seniors meet at HHS at 7 a.m. for Mandatory Bus Ride to DU Graduation 9:00 a.m. at DU Ritchie Center - Main Entrance  at HHS

Senior Picture Information

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