Info for Class of 2019

May 16, 2019 – Senior Checkout Schedule

7:00am – 7:30am | Seniors Pick-up Checkout Forms in North Lobby
7:30am – 8:30am | Senior Classroom Checkout in Gym
8:00am – 9:30am | Future Center Checkout in the Future Center
Academic Advisory Checkout in the Auditorium
Cap and Gown Pick-up in the Community Room
9:30am – 11:00am | Graduation Rehearsal in the GWHS Auditorium
11:00am – 12:00pm | Senior Lunch (please note time change from previous communications)

Class of 2019 Graduation

Date: Friday, May 24, 2019
Time: 11:00am
Location: The Denver Coliseum | 4600 Humboldt Street, Denver, CO 80216

9:30am | Graduating Seniors must be checked in. Seniors Enter through Door #4 on the West side of the building. Students with accessibility needs enter through SW Backstage Door

10:00am | Doors open for public. Families/Guests enter through the Main Entrance. Tickets are NOT required. Balloons are NOT permitted inside the Coliseum.

11:00am | Ceremony Begins

For friends and family unable to attend the ceremony, a livestream will be available HERE.


Graduates should dress appropriately. Business attire is recommended. No writing or decoration is permitted on graduation caps. Only approved cords and adornments are permitted to be worn on top of graduation gowns.

Directions and Parking

Due to construction, it will be important for you to plan your trip ahead of time. The Denver Coliseum is located at I-70 (Brighton Blvd. Exit 275B) and Humboldt Street, just east of the junction of I-25 with I-70.  Please allow a little more time to get to the Coliseum as there are some detours and/or road closures around the area. Check the Denver Coliseum website HERE to get updates on the closures and detours.

Check the CDOT website HERE for daily updates on traffic and construction. Use Navigate North Denver HERE to help plan your trip. This website is updated daily in an attempt to help navigate through the construction.

Denver Coliseum parking is located on the west side of the Coliseum. Parking is $10.

Graduation Ceremony Participation Requirements

The following must be completed and verified on your checkout sheet to participate in the graduation ceremony:

  • Completed ICAP/Naviance Requirements
  • Fees paid in full due to Treasurer
  • 92% attendance rate (see below)
  • Signatures from all teachers confirming passing grade
  • Signature from Counselor confirming the requirements above

In order to participate in the graduation ceremony, seniors must have a 92% attendance rate as of May 14. If your current attendance is below 92%, you should have already been contacted by a GWHS administrator to ensure you have a plan in place that permits participation in the graduation ceremony.

For seniors below the required 92% attendance rate, Saturday School began April 6. Saturday School occurred from 8:00am – 12:00pm each Saturday until May 11. For each Saturday School attended, seniors received an attendance rate increase of 0.5%. Combined with improved second semester attendance and Saturday School attendance credits, seniors should have been able to reach the minimum requirement of 92% attendance.

If you have any questions, please email Robert Dilworth at