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Graduation ceremonies for high schools in Southern Arizona

TUCSON (KVOA) - The following is a list of high schools in Southern Arizona and what they plan to do for their 2021 graduation ceremonies.

If your school is not on this list, the graduation information to email digitalnewsteam@kvoa.com.


Ajo Unified School District

  • Ajo High School is honoring its seniors with a graduation ceremony on May 26 at 7 p.m. in the Dicus Auditorium.
    • No more than five guests may accompany each graduating student. 
    • Each guest must have a valid ticket.
    • We will issue tickets at graduation practice to eligible students.
    • Temperatures will be taken of the guests who attend the graduation ceremony.
    • Guests must properly wear an appropriate face mask that covers the nose and mouth at all times. 
    • Once temperatures are cleared, guests will enter the auditorium where they will seat themselves in seats that have been marked, to adhere to social distancing. 
    • For more information, read Principal Edlund's graduation ceremony letter 

Amphitheater Unified School District

  • Amphitheater High School will be holding its ceremony May 20 at 7 p.m. on Friedli Field.
    • Due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, each graduate will be limited to four guests in attendance.
    • Due to the limitations on attendees, the school is looking into webcasting the event for those unable to physically attend the event.
    • For more information, visit amphi.com.
  • Canyon Del Oro High School scheduled its ceremony for May 18 at 7 p.m. in Dorado Stadium.
    • There will be limited guests permitted. The school will allocate four tickets per graduate. 
    • For more information, visit amphi.com.
  • Ironwood High School will hold its ceremony May 19 at 7 p.m.

Benson Unified School District

  • Benson High School will hold its graduation ceremony May 21.

Bisbee Unified School District

Catalina Foothills School District

  • Catalina Foothills High School will hold its graduation ceremony on May 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the CFHS Stadium.

Douglas Unified School District

  • Douglas High School will hold its graduation ceremony on May 28.

Flowing Wells Unified School District

  • Flowing Wells High School will hold its graduation ceremony on May 26.
  • Sentinel Peak High School is scheduled its ceremony to be held on May 24.

Marana Unified School District

  • Marana High School will hold two graduation ceremonies to give families an option if they desire a fully socially-distanced event.
    • The main graduation ceremony will be held on May 19 at 8 p.m. at MHS Football Field.
      • Each graduate will be provided a total of four tickets for audience members. This is a firm limit to provide for social distancing.
      • The event will be live-streamed to allow for family and friends to watch at home.
      • Appropriate COVID-19 mitigation procedures will be in place; more information is forthcoming.
      • Participating graduates will be required to attend a rehearsal. The date and time will be announced soon.
    • The socially-distanced ceremony will be held on May 18.
      • The graduate and four guests may attend a graduation event on the stage in our MHS Auditorium. Graduates and their guests will arrive at scheduled times. Graduates will walk across the stage as their families are present.
      • Signs-ups will be available for time-slots to provide for social distancing and COVID-19 precautions.
      • The graduate will have their name called, walk across the stage, receive the diploma and be able to take pictures in their cap and gown.
    • For more information, visit maranausd.org.
  • MCAT High School will host a graduation ceremony on May 20 at 7 p.m. in Marana Middle School's Auditorium.
    • Each graduating senior will be given four tickets for guests to attend.
    • For more information, visit maranausd.org.
  • Mountain View High School will also hold two graduation ceremonies to give families an option if they desire a fully socially-distanced event.
    • The main graduation ceremony will be held on May 18 at 8 p.m. at MVHS Wayne Jones Field.
      • Each graduate will be provided a total of four tickets for audience members. This is a firm limit to provide for social distancing.
      • Appropriate COVID-19 mitigation procedures will be in place; more information is forthcoming.
      • Participating graduates will be required to attend a rehearsal. The date and time will be announced soon. 
    • The socially-distanced ceremony will be held on May 19 and 20 at Mountain View Little Theatre.
      • At the alternative graduation ceremony, students and their immediate families will be able to collect their diploma and take pictures on stage.
    • For more information, visit maranausd.org.

Nogales Unified School District

Nogales High School will hold its graduation ceremony May 21.

Pierson High School will hold its graduation ceremony May 18.

Sahuarita Unified School District

Sahuarita High School will hold its graduation ceremony on May 19.

Walden Grove High School will hold its graduation ceremony on May 20.

Sierra Vista Unified School District

  • Buena High School will hold its graduation ceremony on May 26 at 7 p.m. See graduation packet here.

Sunnyside Unified School District

  • Sunnyside High School will hold its graduation ceremony on May 26.
  • Desert View High School will hold its graduation ceremony on May 26.
  • Star Academic High School will hold its graduation ceremony on May 24.

Tucson Unified School District

May 27 is Graduation Day for TUSD schools. In-person graduations will be held at each high school’s stadium. The district will allow 4 guests per graduate - physical ticket will be required to enter the graduation.

Graduation ceremonies will be live-streamed for families to enjoy, as well. Information on Livestream or Facebook Live will be shared by the school. Masks and physical distancing will be required for all participants and guests. Graduates will be ushered on and off the field after the ceremony to a location away from the field to ensure appropriate physical distancing. For information on a specific school, click on your school's name.

Vail School District - See calendar here

Willcox Unified School District

  • Willcox High School will hold its ceremony on May 20 at 7 p.m.
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