Seniors / Graduation

Graduation Information

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 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.

Link Assembly

Friday, May 17, 2:41 p.m. - 3:31 p.m.  Graduation rehearsal and slideshow to follow in the Theater.


Cap and Gown Pickup

Friday, May 17, 2:00-2:30 p.m., cap and gown pick up in the Athletic Entrance. Seniors must enter through the Athletic Entrance only. Doors will not open until 2:00 p.m. The LINK assembly will run between 2:41-3:31 p.m.  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.  Mandatory graduation rehearsal in the Main Gym at 3:31 p.m.  Senior slideshow to follow in the theater.

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 www.jostens.com.


Graduation Rehearsal (NEW this year) -  MANDATORY

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


Photos and Videos

Photos: Honor your Graduation with Commencement Portraits.  Lifetouch, our Official 2019 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 Events.Lifetouch.com/HeritageHighSchool.  Portraits will be available online approximately ten days after the ceremony.  Celebrate your achievement with these professional portraits.  Congratulations Class of 2019!

Videos: Video coverage of the 2019 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 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019.  Buses will transport graduates to DU at 3:30 p.m.  Anyone NOT on the bus will not walk at graduation.


Day of Graduation

The 2019 Heritage High School Graduation Ceremony will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday May 25, 2019 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 4:00 p.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 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. 


DU Ritchie Center Information

Facility Policies and Prohibited Items :  http://ritchiecenterevents.du.edu/facility-policies/
 
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.

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

 

Important Dates

April 10  Graduation Auditions 3:45 p.m. (Second Floor Lecture Hall) *Please sign up in the Activities Office and bring a copy of your speech or song

 

April 22 Advisory - Senior Class Meeting - Graduation Information in the Theater

 

May 07 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. - 2:30 a.m.  at Main Event

 

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

 

May 17  Seniors Last Day

  • ALL Fines Must Be Paid by 12:00 p.m. For Cap/Gown Pick Up (See Bookkeeper)
  • 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Senior Scram  Soccer  Field
  • 2:00 p.m. -Cap and gown pick-up at the Athletic Entrance
  • 2:41 p.m.-3:31p.m. - LINK Assembly in the Main Gym

 

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

 

May 25 Graduation Ceremony

  • 3:00 p.m. - All Seniors must meet at HHS
  • 5:00 p.m. - Graduation at D/U Ritchie Center

 

Senior Picture Information

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