Graduation 2022 - Updated 5/19/22

  • Graduation

    Graduation ceremony moved to Sunday, May 22

    Due to Saturday’s projected rain, snow, and near-freezing temperatures, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the graduation ceremony by one day.

    The ceremony will now be held on Sunday, May 22, at 10 a.m., outside on the field at DiTirro Stadium.

    Our hope is to honor our graduates with a ceremony full of Mapleton’s most cherished traditions, including the ability to celebrate with family and friends. Sunday’s weather is showing sun and warmer temperatures much more favorable for an outdoor ceremony without capacity restrictions.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for our families and their graduates.

    We hope you and your guests will be able to join us on Sunday to celebrate the accomplishments of Mapleton’s Class of 2022.

    Graduates must report to the Rosa Auditorium on the Skyview Campus by 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. 


    Graduation Day Parking:

    RTD Welby Station Parking Lot: Families and guests of graduates are invited to park in the RTD lot on Welby Road and 88th Avenue. DiTirro Stadium is a short walk from the RTD station. Golf carts will be available for guests needing assistance from the parking lot. 

    Monterey Community School Parking Lot (2201 McElwain Blvd., Denver, 80229): Families are also invited to park in the lot at Monterey Community School. Shuttles will transport families to and from DiTirro Stadium beginning at 8 a.m.

    Handicapped Parking is available in Skyview Campus Lots A and B.

    Graduation volunteers are invited to park in Skyview Campus Lot C.

    Graduates are invited to park in Skyview Campus Lot D. 

    Mapleton staff attending graduation are invited to park at York International School (9200 York St., Thornton, 80229). Shuttles will transport guests to and from DiTirro Stadium beginning at 8 a.m.


    UPDATED: Graduation Practice and Senior BBQ 

    • Friday, May 20 
    • 10 a.m., Rosa Auditorium
    • 11 a.m., Senior barbecue indoors in the Skyview Student Center 

    Friday’s graduation practice will be delayed one hour and will begin at 10 a.m. in the Rosa Auditorium on the Skyview Campus. We will not be going outside but will run through the ceremony as best we can in the auditorium. The senior barbecue will take place indoors in the Skyview Student Center beginning at 11 a.m.

    As a reminder, graduation practice is mandatory for graduates planning to participate in Sunday's ceremony.


    Additional Information:

    Cap and gown decorations: It is Mapleton’s tradition for our small high schools to come together and graduate as one district, united in excellence. Caps and gowns cannot be decorated in any way, and only district-approved academic regalia are allowed on students’ gowns. Graduates are invited to wear culturally significant and/or decorative items after the ceremony is over.

    Cameras:  Friends and family who wish to take pictures must do so from the bleachers. Spectators will not be allowed on the field. GradImages, a professional photography company, will be taking pictures of each graduate after they receive their diploma. A proof will be mailed to your house or emailed to your graduate. You may order pictures directly from GradImages. For more information, visit or call 850.906.3583.

    Pets: Excluding service animals, pets are not allowed at DiTirro Stadium or the Skyview Campus on graduation day. The weather, crowds, and loud noises may create dangerous situations for you, your pet, and other guests. Thank you for leaving your pets at home. 

    Help us take care of our turf! Graduates and guests are asked to help us take care of the turf at DiTirro Stadium by not wearing high heels. High heels can puncture the turf and create a tripping hazard. Comfortable shoes are recommended. 

    Diplomas: Diplomas may be picked up in the Skyview Student Center immediately following the ceremony. 

    Questions? Contact Ronaldo Ortiz, Director North Valley School For Young Adults, Welcome Center

    Email:, 303.853.1790