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AAHS Graduation and Car Processional Friday, June 4th

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After a tough year with COVID 19 protocols, the Alexandria Area High School will be having a graduation ceremony this Friday night. Tickets are required (see all details of attendance below). 300 students will gather  Friday, June 4th at 5:30pm inside the AAHS gymnasium.  The keynote speaker will be AAHS School Counselor and Girls Track Coach Meghan Orgeman.  Two students, Aubrey Kosters and Nick Nelson, will give talks during the graduation ceremony.

The ceremony can be watched on the Alexandria Public Schools website LIVE.

Following graduation seniors and their families will take part in a graduation car processional just after 8:00pm. The route will begin at Discovery Middle School heading north towards and ending at the Runestone Community Center.

Following the car processional will be the senior party at the Runestone Community Center starting at 9:00pm.senior route

A message for ceremony protocol from the high school:

At rehearsal, a designated number of tickets will be given to every graduating senior for family and friends to attend the ceremony. Tickets are required for admittance.
Students should park in the North “A” lot (Bus/Delivery/PAC entrance); and Parents should park in the South “C” lots (Main entrance). Designated overflow parking is south of the Stadium. Courtesy golf carts will offer transport from the main lot to the front doors for anyone in need of assistance. A campus map is linked here as a reference.

Doors will open at 4:30pm. To alleviate congestion, families with last name of A-K please enter through the Main Door #1; families with last name K-Z please enter through Activities Door #2.

Following our last communication, MDE clarified that mask requirements only apply during the instructional day and while riding on school transportation. Since our graduation ceremony is taking place outside of the instructional day – masks are recommended, but not required, at the ceremony for graduates and guests.

We want all of our guests to feel comfortable attending. If you prefer to wear a mask, you are welcome to bring one. As a courtesy to our guests, masks will be available on a table with hand sanitizer as you enter.

The graduation ceremony will be available to view through live streaming in the Performing Arts Center should any family/friends prefer a socially distanced space and live streamed on the website for those unable to attend in person.

We are excited to have the Alexandria Police Department provide resources and time to lead the senior car procession after the graduation ceremony. We recommend that parents drive their graduate in the processional. It allows parents to celebrate their son/daughter and also allows our seniors the ability to wave and fully enjoy our community celebrating this special occasion. Click here for a map of the processional route.