Seniors / Graduation

Graduation Information


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 10, 2019 in order to receive a yearbook. Distribution will be on Monday, May 13 at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center.
  • 12:00 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2019 in order to pick up a cap and gown.

Cap and gown pickup

Friday, May 17, 2:30-3:15 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 2:30-3:15 p.m. Please know that Friday, May 17, 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][dot]us to make arrangements.

Deadline for refunds will be due to Jostens, in writing, by Friday, May 31, 2019. 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

Graduations pictures and 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 17. 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 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: information will be posted closer to graduation date.

Day of graduation

Graduation will be held on May 25, 2019 at the Ritchie Center - Denver University

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 2019, 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)

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. 



Important Dates

March 1  Graduation Announcement Pick-Up 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Student Center

March 4  Advisory - Senior Class Meeting Theatre

March 7 Makeup Grad Announcement Delivery @ Parent Teacher Conference Main Lobby

April 22 Advisory - Senior Class Meeting - Graduation Information Theatre

May 7    Prom "Guest Request Form" Deadline by 3:00 p.m. Forms On-line Under General and Return to Activities Office

May 10 Student Fines Must Be Paid by 12 p.m. to Pick Up a Yearbook See BookKeeper

May 11 Prom  8:00-11:00 p.m Wings Over The Rockies

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

May 13  Senior Yearbook Distribution   3:30 p.m. Student Center

May 17  Senior Scram  Soccer  Field

May 17 Seniors Last Day! ALL Fines Must Be Paid by 12:00 p.m. For Cap/Gown Pick Up   See Bookkeeper

May 17 Cap and gown Pick Up Athletic Entrance

May 17  LINK Assembly   Main gym

May 20 Senior Academic/Athletic Awards Night  6:00 p.m. Theater

May 25 Graduation 5:00 p.m. D/U Ritchie Center


Senior Picture Information

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