Congraulations class of 2020 !!
Dear North Valley graduates and families,
Graduation is an exciting and important milestone for our students. While health concerns continue to prevent many of the traditional ways, we have honored our seniors, the Board of Education remains committed to honoring and celebrating our 2020 graduates.
Public health officials continue to restrict in-person events to very small groups. Therefore, we are preparing to host a virtual graduation ceremony.
The Superintendent Student Advisory Committee, the Board of Education, and school leaders have been meeting virtually to design a meaningful ceremony with significant modifications and exciting additions to our graduation traditions.
We are partnering with a professional production company to offer a virtual graduation ceremony to recognize our graduates. A special diploma parade is scheduled for Saturday, June 13. The virtual ceremony will debut on Friday, June 19.
To prepare for both events, please review the following three important steps we are asking all graduates to complete to be included in this special celebration.
Event 1: Pick up caps and gowns
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 20 At 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: Skyview parking lot on sidewalk in front of Rosa Auditorium
Students will receive their:
o Cap, gown, and tassel
o Diploma cover
o Cords, stoles and/or medals
o Graduate nametag (please place on dashboard during graduation events)
An important note about your cap and gown:
Graduation is a significant event honoring the dedication, drive, and perseverance of each student. The Board of Education is committed to ensuring every graduate has an opportunity to participate this special ceremony. To that end, this year the Board of Education will be covering the cost of the cap and gown for every Mapleton graduate. If you have already purchased a cap and gown from Jostens, you will receive a refund from Jostens. If you have not yet ordered your cap and gown, or have canceled your order, you will receive a cap and gown on the pick-up date mentioned above.
Event 2: Professional graduate photos
Date: Thursday May 21st
Time: 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Student Lot on the Skyview Campus (Enter from Moon Court)
Graduates arrive at the student parking lot of the Skyview Campus at the appointed time (see below) wearing their cap, gown, and carrying their diploma cover. Please place your nametag on your dashboard. Graduates stay in their vehicle until it is their turn to take their photo. Non-graduates may attend and must stay in the vehicle. The photo is free and will be used in the virtual ceremony. Students who do not take photos will still have their name called in the ceremony. Families may order prints for a fee.
Professional graduate photo schedule: Student Lot on the Skyview Campus (Enter from Moon Court)
North Valley School for Young Adults
Thursday May 21st from 4:15 – 5:00 p.m. – All Graduates
Event 3: North Valley Graduation Celebration Video.
June 9th at 7:00 p.m. online. Please check email for the line on June the 8th after 3:00pm
Event 4: Diploma Parade
Date: Saturday, June 13
Location: Skyview Campus main parking lot
Click here to view the parade route.
Graduates will receive their diploma wearing their cap and gown as a part of Mapleton’s first graduate car parade. Please place your nametag on our dashboard and arrive at the Skyview Campus parking lot 10 minutes before your designated school parade time. Times are available below. Friends and family may ride with the graduate, but every car must have a graduate to participate. Family and staff are invited park along the route to honk and wave in celebration of each graduate. At this event, schools will distribute a box containing the diploma, a face mask and a t-shirt for the graduate.
Please help us keep this event fun and safe by ensuring everyone in the car has a seat belt. Please stay in your car to maintain a safe social distance at all times.
1 p.m. Academy High School
2 p.m. MESA
3 p.m. Big Picture College and Career Academy and Mapleton Early College High School
4 p.m. Global Leadership Academy and North Valley School for Young Adults
2020 Virtual Graduation Viewing Opportunities
Virtual Graduation Premier
Date: Friday, June 19
Time: The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the ceremony starts at dark
Location: 88 Drive-In Theater, 8780 Rosemary St. Henderson, CO 80640
Graduates are invited watch the premier of their virtual ceremony at the 88 Drive-In Theater. Capacity is limited, so every car that attends the premier must have a graduate in it. Family members are invited to attend but must be in the car with their graduate. Graduates must be wearing their cap and gown to be admitted.
A link to on-demand streaming will be made available on Mapleton’s website on Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m. Graduates, families and friends can watch the streamed simulcast from anywhere with an internet connection.
We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work to make this a safe and special celebration. We are excited about the opportunity to pay tribute to our outstanding graduates and celebrate the achievements, resilience, and spirit of the class of 2020.
North Valley School for young adults and the Mapleton Public Schools Graduation Committee
Celebrating a few Seniors: Angela J., Daniel H. & Yahaira V.
North Valley School for Young Adults
beginning Thursday, 4-1-2020
8:00-9:00 AM Algebra 1A/1B-Videtich
9:00-10:00 AM Chemistry-Cochran
10:00-11:00 AM Biology-Cochran
11:00-12:00 PM APEX-Videtich
12:00-1:00 PM English IV-Eichert
1:00-2:00 PM IRP-Independant Research Project
2:00-3:00 PM U.S. History-Foreman
3:00-4:00 PM IRP/ENG/Capstone/PSP
PLEASE email your teachers if you need support of any kind.
North Valley School for Young Adults (17-21)
North Valley School for Young Adults offers students ages 17-21 who are credit deficient a new educational pathway to success by providing an opportunity to get back on track and earn a high school diploma.
North Valley provides a place for students who may have encountered obstacles to high school success and are ready to commit themselves to take responsibility for the work of becoming a high school graduate. Students contribute to a positive school community culture through their voice, leadership, attendance and active participation in classroom, school and District activities.
In this highly personalized school, students keep close track of their success on their individual graduation plan. Customized graduation plans may include a combination of online learning, direct teacher instruction, and college classes. Upon completion of all graduation requirements, students receive a Mapleton Public Schools diploma.
North Valley is also Mapleton Public Schools’ path to enroll in Front Range Community College’s Gateway to College program. Gateway to College is a national school model focused on supporting students who might otherwise drop out of high school. The program allows eligible credit-deficient students the opportunity to earn their high school diploma and college credits at the same time. Students receive scholarships for tuition and books. Successful students could earn certificates and an associate degree in career/technical fields, or an associate degree that transfers to a four-year college or university.
8990 York St.
Thornton, CO 80229
8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ages 17 to 21 years
Post Secondary Options Coach
Michelle Barrott Jackson