Parking, Viewing Options Available for Graduations

Parking, Viewing Options Available for Graduation
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May 24, 2017—Nearly 2,000 graduates will cross the stage this weekend and accept their diploma as Amarillo ISD’s class of 2017 in four separate high school ceremonies at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum.


Amarillo High School kicks off commencement with an 8 p.m. Friday ceremony. Caprock High School, Palo Duro High School and Tascosa High School follow on Saturday with ceremonies at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. respectively. 


“Our mission is to graduate every student prepared for success beyond high school. Commencement marks that part of the process as we honor the thinkers, communicators, collaborators and contributors who will now go out and make their mark on the world,” said AISD Superintendent Dr. Dana West.


As part of ongoing efforts to improve both the atmosphere and safety at graduations, tickets are required for guests. Every graduating senior was provided with ten tickets. Additional viewing space is available in an overflow room and all ceremonies will be broadcast live on Suddenlink channel 10. 


A new option for family and friends with tickets to this year’s ceremonies is the ability to park in the newly constructed downtown parking garage at the corner of 7th Avenue and Buchanan Street. The City of Amarillo will open the garage, free of charge, for those attending graduation ceremonies. Vehicle access to the garage is available along 7th avenue according to the City. 


Amarillo ISD’s class of 2017 has been accepted to more than 1,500 college, university, military, trade or certificate programs. Some of their stories are showcased this month in a multi-part series “Defining College” on AISD Newswire blog. 


More information on decorum guidelines for graduation ceremonies, the schedule and ticket information can be found on our website.

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