Seniors

Info for Class of 2020

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship

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    DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC SCHOLARSHIP
    Delta Sigma Theta, Denver Alumnae Chapter has a scholarship opportunity for African American females. You must have met the following requirements: graduating from a high school, have applied to an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university, or an accredited technical school and Have a minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. All awards range from a renewable $6,000 to a one-time $1,500 scholarship. The application deadline is February 1, 2020. For more information click HERE.

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  • Senior Cap and Gown Orders

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    Attention all Seniors: Graduation is right around the corner! Jostens will be here at GW to help you place your Cap and Gown and Graduation Announcement order on Thursday and Friday of this week, during lunch. Order dates are by last name:

    • Last Names A – L: Thursday, January 16
    • Last Names M – Z: Friday, January 17

    Feel free to contact our Jostens representative with any questions at 303-985-0095.

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  • Senior Class Photo

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    Attention Seniors: The deadline to order your senior class panoramic pictures at the lowest price is Sunday, January 19th. Don’t miss out! This is the only senior class picture taken all year. Extra order forms are available in the Main Office. You can also order online HERE.

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May 14, 2020 – Senior Checkout Schedule

7:15am – 7:30am | Seniors Pick-up Checkout Forms in North Lobby

7:30am – 8:15am | Senior Classroom Checkout in Gym

8:00am – 9:30am | College Advisor Checkout in the Auditorium, Future Center checkout, and Cap & Gown pick up

9:30am – 11:00am | Graduation Rehearsal in the Auditorium

11:00am – 12:00pm | Senior Luncheon in South Courtyard

Class of 2020 Graduation

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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

Attire

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 12. 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 11. Saturday School occurred from 8:00am – 12:00pm each Saturday until May 9. 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 robert_dilworth@dpsk12.org.

The following must be completed by May 1 and verified on the Prom Eligibility Form:

  • Attend Mandatory Senior Meeting on January 9
  • Complete ICAP/Naviance Requirements
  • Fees paid in full to Treasurer
  • Complete Credit Recovery Courses  (if applicable)
  • Guest approval forms must be turned in before purchasing tickets for non-GW students
  • Students must turn in Prom Eligibility Form with voucher receipt from MySchoolBucks to receive Prom ticket

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

  • Completed ICAP/Naviance Requirements
  • Fees paid in full due to Treasurer
  • 92% attendance rate by May 12
  • Signatures from all teachers confirming passing grade by May 14
  • Signature from Counselor confirming the requirements above by May 14

In order to participate in the graduation ceremony, students must have a 92% attendance rate as of May 12. If your current attendance is below 92%, a GWHS administrator will contact you to develop a plan to improve your attendance.

Every Thursday morning, an attendance report listed by student ID number will be posted outside Room 106, the Success Center, and the Future Center. The report will show the current attendance rate, as well as what it would be as of May 12 should you have 100% attendance the remainder of the semester. For students currently below the required 92% attendance rate, we are hosting Saturday School from 8:00am – 12:00pm each Saturday between April 11 and May 9. For each Saturday School that you attend, you will receive an attendance rate increase of 0.5%. Combined with improved second semester attendance and Saturday School attendance credits, seniors will be able to reach the minimum requirement of 92% attendance.

If your current attendance is below 92%, we will be reaching out to you to discuss this information and ensure that you have a plan in place that permits participation in the graduation ceremony.

If you have any questions, please email Robert Dilworth at robert_dilworth@dpsk12.org.