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Academy District 20 high schools begin in-person graduations this week

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Posted at 7:50 AM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 08:57:42-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Academy District 20 announced they will be holding in-person graduations for the class of 2020 beginning Monday.

June 22 will kick off the ceremonies with each high school getting their own day to celebrate. Each student will be allowed 2 loved ones to sit with them during the ceremony.

Graduation ceremonies for next week will be scheduled as follows:

  • Air Academy High School - June 22, 2020, 9 a.m., District 20 Stadium
  • Discovery Canyon Campus High School - June 23, 2020, 9 a.m., District 20 Stadium
  • Liberty High School - June 24, 2020, 9 a.m., District 20 Stadium
  • Pine Creek High School - June 25, 2020, 9 a.m., District 20 Stadium
  • Rampart High School - June 26, 2020, 9 a.m., District 20 Stadium

An amended health order was released at the beginning of June by the Colorado Department of Public Health states "life rites, such as wedding ceremonies, graduation ceremonies and funerals, and other religious rites are authorized at 50% capacity not to exceed 50 people indoors, with strict compliance with Social Distancing Requirements for employees and any attendees of services."

Some high school graduations have already taken place in the county prior to the amended order being released by the state. The county sent a variance request to the state in May that was approved, but parents or guests were not allowed to be on site.

For more information regarding Academy District 20's high school graduations, visit their website.