Graduation is the end of this chapter and the beginning of the next.
Because you have owned your education at RPA, you are ready for it.
Graduation Requirements for the State of Oregon Standard Diploma:
There are three steps necessary in order to earn a high school diploma in the state of Oregon.
1) Earn the necessary amount of credits (in the correct categories, by passing classes).
2) Pass the Essential Skills Assessments (most students will use the Smarter Balanced assessment or the ACT to do this). Communication between parents, students, and the staff is critical during this time-sensitive process through the junior and senior year.
3) Complete a Career Related Learning Experience and the Extended Application.
Just like in college, each student needs to complete an Application for Graduation and submit it for review to his/her advisor. Students and families will be notified by mid-February if they qualify to participate in the graduation ceremony. We encourage parents to have consistent communication with their students through the school year so that there are no “surprises” at the end of the school year. Talking with your students and your student’s advisor/counselor will help to ensure a good understanding of what is required to qualify for graduation. For more details on credit, requirements click here.
Commencement Ceremony – Class of 2018
We will host the Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo, First Interstate Center. The ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. Doors open to the public at 5:30 p.m.
NO TICKETS ARE REQUIRED
For your convenience, we will have two golf carts to help shuttle elderly and/or disabled guests. The carts will pick up from the North East corner of the D Lot.
Graduation practice is Wednesday, May 23, 2018. It will be held at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo, First Interstate Center.
8:00 a.m. Breakfast will be served to all students.
9:00 a.m. Practice begins SHARPLY (Practice should conclude before noon)
All students must participate in the practice. Failure to participate in the practice may result in students being excluded from the commencement ceremony. Students do not need to bring their gown to practice.
In keeping with tradition, RPA will host a Graduation Pie Reception for students, guests, and families following the graduation ceremonies.
As our guests, RPA asks you to consider the decorum of this ceremony. The following expectations have been developed in conjunction with the Expo Center and our Graduation Committee to ensure that our ceremony runs smoothly and that we can utilize the facility in the future. As an academy of Educational Excellence, let’s demonstrate to the Expo Center and our community that we are, in fact, the finest academy in Central Oregon.
These items will not be allowed at the graduation ceremony:
• Silly string, noise makers, air horns, water guns, balloons, beach balls, lighters, stuffed animals, food, drink, or other items that might cause a distraction.
• Any other item designed for or used to make noise or to be thrown.
We ask for your support in ensuring that students and guests follow and adhere to these expectations.
Stay Connected with Twitter!
Did you know that the Class of 2018 has their own TWITTER? Yes, you can find out information about scholarships, graduation, important due dates, college planning, testing, financial aid, school events and college updates.
TWITTER – Sign up today and follow along with the @rpa_2018