Class of 2020:
The Ambridge Area High School Graduate Recognition Ceremony will be staged in the Ambridge Area High School Gymnasium on June 5, 2020 at the regularly scheduled time of graduation.The speeches and designation as graduates will be live-streamed at this time. A parade style distribution of diplomas will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 due to the length of the ceremony and to successfully comply with social distancing requirements. Each graduate will be given a scheduled time at which they should report to the check-in/staging area at the old Bottom Dollar parking lot. No one should arrive more than 15 minutes before their scheduled time. Also, please remember that Ambridge Area High School will attempt to have a traditional graduation ceremony on a later date if restrictions are lifted.
Attendees are limited to the graduate with no more than four (4) guests (not to exceed five (5) total people). The graduate and their guests should arrive at the school in the same vehicle. Everyone must be wearing a mask at all times. No one will be allowed to exit their cars without a mask. No exceptions. Seniors should feel free to decorate their cars to celebrate the occasion.
After the initial check-in, the graduate and their guests will make their way to the school and drive through the bus lane until they arrive at the bridge at the main entrance of the school. Once at the bridge, the student will have their name and post-graduation plans read as they walk and receive their diploma. Guests will not be permitted to exit the car under any circumstances. A photographer will be located on the bridge to take the graduate’s picture. Details on pictures will be provided on a later date.
From here, the graduate and their guests will report to the 911 center parking lot for a parade throughout the community at a time to be determined. All attendees MUST remain in their cars for the duration of the ceremony if they choose to participate in this portion. If wishing to participate in the parade throughout the community all participants must follow the same restrictions as above.
All graduates who wish to attend commencement must RSVP. RSVP instructions will be sent to the Senior Class next week. If you do not RSVP, you will not be given a time slot and thus will not be able to attend. All RSVPs must be received by the end of the day on June 2, 2020. No exceptions. A student’s graduation time will be sent to the email address provided during the week of June 2, 2020.As a reminder, do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your scheduled graduation time.
The ceremony will be live-streamed on the District's YouTube channel, and pictures and videos will be shared throughout the day on social media. On a side note, caps and gowns will be delivered to your home on Thursday, May 14, with the distribution of Senior Signs. We will keep you posted with any updates. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at my extension.
Ms. Janice Zupsic, Principal
Ambridge Area High School
(724)266-2833 ext. 2287