Thursday, July 30, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Summer Commencement Ceremony to recognize class of 2015 graduates

MEDIA ADVISORY from San Diego Unified School District, July 30, 2015




WHAT: More than 100 district students who were unable to attend June graduation ceremonies with their high school class will get the chance to walk in San Diego Unified's annual Summer Commencement Ceremony.


WHEN: Friday, July 31, 3 p.m.


WHERE: Sea World’s Pets Rule Stadium, located at 500 Sea World Drive (92109).


DETAILS: 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 as they make their way across the stage in their caps and gowns.


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. This ceremony allows seniors who needed additional time to complete credit requirements needed for graduation to be recognized.


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


SPEAKERS: Superintendent Cindy Marten will deliver the commencement address. One of the members of the Board of Education will also speak to the graduates. Area 2 Superintendent Lamont Jackson will welcome the graduates/guests and introduce speakers. 


PHOTOS: Students in caps and gowns walking across the stage to receive their diplomas.


CONTACT: Ursula Kroemer, chief public information officer, 619-760-6919