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District 196 high schools will hold graduation ceremonies outdoors at District stadiums. Graduation for the Apple Valley High School Class of 2021 will be on Saturday, June 5, at 2 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will move to Sunday, June 6, at 2 p.m.
Due to construction projects at Apple Valley and Eastview High Schools, AVHS's graduation ceremony will be held at the Rosemount High School Stadium. (Our neighbors at Eastview will be going to Eagan.) There is no limit on the number of people who can attend an outdoor ceremony.
In the case of inclement weather on both days, we will hold an indoor ceremony on Sunday, June 6, at 2 p.m. in the AVHS Gymnasium. Each graduate would be provided four tickets for the Gymnasium and two tickets for a video stream in the AVHS Theatre. Whether indoor or out, all ceremony options will be live-streamed via the AVHS Eagle Media YouTube channel. Every effort will be made to hold this year's ceremony outdoors.
More information is available on our Graduation 2021 Smore Newsletter. We will continue to update this website and the Smore as the ceremony gets closer.
Follow @AVHSAcademics on Twitter for information updates
AVHS Prom: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Caps, gowns & tassels
Seniors participating in the Graduation ceremony are required to wear an AVHS cap, gown & tassel.
Seniors order cap & gown, no cost: mid March; Advisory
Cap, gown and tassel distribution UPDATE: If you still need to pick up your cap, gown and tassel come to the Main Office Monday-Friday, 7:30am-3:30pm.
Graduation fee: The graduation fee of $40 (reduced for families on Free/Reduced lunch) is payable on MyPayments Plus.
Senior Awards Ceremony: Click for Virtual ceremony.
Last day of school for seniors: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Graduation rehearsal: Friday, June 4, 9:00am, Main Gym
- Seniors participating in the June 5 graduation ceremony are expected to attend graduation rehearsal.
- Seniors pick up and sign for graduation tickets at the end of rehearsal.
- Senior Awards certificates and important information will be handed out at the rehearsal.
Commencement (Graduation): Saturday, June 5 at 2:00 pm
Diplomas will be distributed the week of June 7.
Caps, gowns, and diploma covers are provided to students free of charge. To cover the costs associated with presenting a graduation ceremony, students participating in the ceremony are required to pay a $40 graduation fee (this fee is reduced for students in free/reduced price lunch.) The link to pay the graduation fee is included below.
The Senior Party will be at Bowlero in Lakeville on June 5 after graduation. Check-in starts at 8:30.
This is an all-inclusive, lock-in style party. Graduates will check-in at AVHS and then be bussed to Bowlero for food, fun, games and memories!
Seniors are required to take the bus to and from Bowlero.
Buy your ticket now and pay $85. Price will be $110 at the door. (Refunds will be given if we are unable to have the party).
To register and pay, please go to: https://forms.gle/3wryKnUj4msDtpJ77
Calling all Parents from the class of 2021.....
We need your help to make the 2021 Senior Class Party one to remember!
Click below to sign up for an activity and time that works for you. Volunteers will be needed at both Bowlero and AVHS. Thank you for your help!
If you or your child are an AVHS student or recent graduate within the last 15 months, you will need to go to the following website to order transcripts: www.parchment.com. There is a fee for transcript processing. Once you have completed your request online, your most recent transcript will be uploaded into the Parchment system where it will either be sent to the recipient by US mail or available for immediate download by the institution you requested.
*If you graduated more than 15 months ago, please go to www.district196.org/transcripts to order your transcript.