Graduation Ceremony Information

  • Class of 2020 Curbside Graduation on July 9

    We are excited to provide you with information regarding our Academy Curbside Graduation Event at our school on Thursday, July 9. The individual graduation ceremony will honor candidates for graduation from Kent Mountain View Academy and Kent Phoenix Academy and provide an opportunity for them to walk across the stage with four (4) family members present.

    • Graduates will receive their diploma cover while wearing their cap and gown.
    • Photos will be taken for the virtual graduation ceremony.
    • Professional photos of each graduate will be available for purchase.

    In order to ensure we’re able to follow social distancing guidelines, please arrive to the school within the designated timeframe provided here based on the graduate’s last name:

    • Last names A-H:  8:00-11:00 a.m.
    • Last names I-P: 12:00-2:00 p.m.
    • Last names Q-Z: 3:00-5:00 p.m.

    The public is asked to avoid our academy campus during the ceremony to help ensure we do not violate state and county guidelines for this event. Thank you for understanding, and for helping us to celebrate this exceptional class of
    students graduating during the midst of such an unprecedented time.

    To ensure social distancing while honoring our graduates, our families need to comply with the following procedures:

    1. Students and their families will arrive in a single vehicle at the designated time. Families and students are encouraged to decorate their vehicles. The graduate’s name will be clearly posted in the passenger side window. Families will follow the map provided here that will show where to enter the school grounds and the route to follow.
    2. Families will drive to a designated area where there will be a stage and a family viewing area.
    3. Families will remain in the vehicle until instructed to exit.
    4. When directed, students will proceed to the stage where they will have their name read aloud and they will walk across the stage to receive their diploma. A professional photographer will be present to take photos.
    5. Students will also receive a Commencement Program to remember this important milestone.
    6. Families may exit their vehicle to view and photograph their student walking across the stage, and they must remain in the area designated for this purpose. Families are not to leave this area.
    7. Students and families will then re-enter the vehicle and proceed off campus using the designated route.

    If you have questions about your student’s participation in this event, please contact Nancy Koehler at Nancy.Koehler@kent.k12.wa.us or Marylyn Yoder at Marylyn.Yoder@Kent.k12.wa.us.

    Thank you for the opportunity to celebrate our 2020 graduates!

Kent Phoenix Academy

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