Thursday, August 1, 2013

NEWS RELEASE -- Last of Class of '13 Students Take Graduation Walk Tomorrow

NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District, August 1, 2013

Ceremony Includes Students from Throughout District

SAN DIEGO -- High school seniors who hadn't fulfilled graduation
requirements in time for June ceremonies with their high school class will
take the graduation walk in San Diego Unified's annual Summer Commencement
Ceremony, 2:30 p.m. Friday, August 2, at Lincoln High School, 4777
Imperial Ave. (92111).

"These students have been working towards this goal their entire lives,"
said Superintendent Cindy Marten, who will officiate at the ceremony.
"Truly, they've lived by our 'no excuses' rule and have made it through
many challenges. They deserve to take the ceremonial walk of graduates."

Students from all of the district's 18 high school campuses will
participate. Each student's name, as in the traditional ceremony, is read
aloud, and students wear the caps and gowns in their school's traditional

Seniors who participated are those who may not have passed the California
High School Exit Exam in time for June graduation, or needed summer school
to pick up credits needed to graduate.

The special summer ceremony has been a district tradition since 2005.
Before this late-summer ceremony was established, students would
eventually receive a diploma by mail but wouldn't be able to participate
in a graduation ceremony.

High school graduation requirements include 44 semester credits, a 2.0 or
higher grade point average, science and math course requirements,
and passing the exit exam.

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Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified School
District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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