Ceremonies for students moving up in Westside public schoolsWith the public school year drawing to a close, ceremonies are taking place to recognize students who have completed milestone years along their educational paths.
On the Westside, Coronado High School will graduate 318 12th-graders; Holmes and West Middle Schools and Academy for Advanced & Creative Learning (Academy ACL) will promote a total of 355 eighth-graders; and six elementaries will move up a total of 256 fifth-graders.
Two of the schools with fifth-graders (Buena Vista and Academy ACL) will not have promotion ceremonies for that grade level. BV, an all-Montessori school, gained District 11 approval to add sixth grade two years ago, so its ceremony will be for those students.
Academy ACL is a K-8 school, so its ceremony will be for eighth grade.
Listed below are the D-11 Westside schools, followed by their student numbers and ceremony dates. All ceremonies are at the schools, except where indicated. Note: Kindergarten ceremonies are being held at several schools, but are not listed in this article.
Bristol, 890 N. Walnut St. - 30... Wednesday, May 21 at 10 a.m.
Howbert, 1023 N. 31st St. - 48… Tuesday, May 20 at 9 a.m.
Jackson, 4340 Edwinstowe Ave. - 55... Tuesday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Midland, 2110 W. Broadway St. - 25... Wednesday, May 21, at 1 p.m.
West, 25 N. 20th St. - 49... Tuesday, May 20 at 9 a.m.
Buena Vista, 24 W. Pikes Peak - 7... Tuesday, May 20 at 6 p.m.
Academy ACL, 2510 N. Chestnut St. - 17… Tuesday, May 27 at 6 p.m. (includes kindergarten promotions).
Holmes, 2455 Mesa Rd. - 240... Tuesday, May 27 at 6 p.m. in the Coronado auditorium.
West, 1920 W. Pikes Peak Ave. - 98 ... Friday, May 23 at 2 p.m.
Coronado, 1590 W. Fillmore St. - 318... Tuesday, May 20 at 3 p.m. in the World Arena, 3185 Venetuccio Blvd. (Student speakers will be Valedictorian Emily Lambert, Salutatorians Kyle Allison and Derek Gorthy and senior speakers Kristen Hernandez and Miles Christian. Performing will be the Coronado Orchestra and Shomber Choir.)
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