2020 Virtual High School Graduation Schedule


The decision to move to a virtual graduation ceremony was made in light of the current and anticipated orders regarding stay at home orders, social distancing requirements, and restrictions on large gatherings.  This very difficult decision was made with the safety of our students, staff, families and community in mind.


The virtual graduation will take place on the same dates and times as the already scheduled 2020 Graduation. 


Plans for the virtual ceremony include:

  • Five separate professionally-produced graduation videos for each school, keeping all the same elements of traditional graduations.

  • Students will be filmed walking on stage and receiving their diploma while wearing cap-and-gown. Students are scheduled to be filmed in groups of six at a time, observing all social-distancing guidelines.

  • All speeches that would’ve taken place during a traditional graduation (valedictorian, salutatorian, student body president, etc.)

  • Recognitions of gold and silver cords, including academic excellence awards like the Four Pillars and the Lamp of Knowledge, and those that also are receiving Associate’s degrees alongside their diplomas.

  • School-specific musical performances, submitted by each school. 

  • WIll be premiered on the District 60 Vimeo page as well as Comcast Channel 18 at each school’s originally scheduled times:

    • Paragon/Dutch Clark: Thursday, May 28, 6 p.m.

    • Centennial High School: Friday, May 29, 3 p.m.

    • Central High School: Friday, May 29, 7 p.m.

    • South High School: Saturday, May 30, 8 a.m.

    • East High School: Saturday, May 30, noon

  • Graduation videos will be replayed on Comcast channel 18 throughout the summer, and will be permanently archived on the District 60 Vimeo page, where families will also have the option of viewing the entire video at any time. 


Graduation Photos:
Avalos Photography will supply photos of Class of 2020 graduates. Photos of graduates will be taken during filming of the virtual graduation.
District 60 has graciously underwritten one 8x10 photo for each Class of 2020 graduate. 
For additional prints, photos can be viewed at http://avalos.orderschoolpix.com from May 17-24. Deadline to order is May 24. Call Avalos Photography at 542-0188 for more info.
Ordering Instructions
South: Select "South High School 2020" in the gallery and enter south2020 as the password, and scroll to your son or daughter's photo.
EastSelect "East High School 2020" in the gallery and enter east2020 as the password, and scroll to your son or daughter's photo.
CentennialSelect "Centennial High School 2020" in the gallery and enter centennial2020 as the password, and scroll to your son or daughter's photo.
CentralSelect "Central High School 2020" in the gallery and enter central2020 as the password, and scroll to your son or daughter's photo.
ParagonSelect "Paragon 2020" in the gallery and enter paragon2020 as the password, and scroll to your son or daughter's photo.