Graduation Dates

2021 Graduation Dates


Date Time Location
Palisade High Monday, May 17 6 p.m. Stocker Stadium
Fruita Monument High Tuesday, May 18 6 p.m. Stocker Stadium
Grand Junction High Wednesday, May 19 6 p.m. Stocker Stadium
Central High Thursday, May 20 6 p.m. Stocker Stadium
R5 High Thursday, May 20 8 a.m.  Stocker Stadium 
Mesa Valley Community TBD    
Gateway TBD    
Grand River Academy Thursday, May 20  10 a.m. Avalon Theatre

class of 2020 congrats!

We would like to thank KKCO News for their partnership in providing remote viewing options for families unable to attend the ceremonies in person. 

Recordings of each graduation are available for download below. Links will take you to a Google Drive file where you can download the video. If you are having technical difficulties, please email us here.

Please note that some portions of the ceremony might be muted due to copyright laws around music that may have been used during the ceremony. 

Click here to access the video downloads for each graduation.
(To download, right click on the file you wish to save, and select "Download")

Superintendent Scholars
Due to COVID-19, we were unable to celebrate our Superintendent Scholars this spring with their well-deserved luncheon. Click here to see which students qualified for the honor by maintaining a 4.0+ GPA throughout their high school careers, and learn more about what they plan to do after high school! 


In addition to graduation ceremonies, schools and the district are working hard to make this time special and unique for the Class of 2020. You deserve recognition for all of your hard work, and here are a few ways we are doing that:

* Senior profiles on the D51 Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages
* Class of 2020 insert in the Daily Sentinel with graduate names, honors, and words of encouragement from your teachers ( - login required)
* Yard signs supplied by your school
* Senior Celebration Videos (ask your school for more information)
* Virtual awards and recognition ceremonies (ask your school for more information)

Please continue to check our COVID-19 Updates page for detailed updates as they become available.

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