Higley Knight Seniors and Families,
On behalf of all our teachers, counselors, staff and coaches, we sincerely hope you and your families are safe and healthy during this time. Students thank you for your hard work and efforts to continue your instruction as we continue to face the impact of this global pandemic together. We are so proud of the Class of 2020 and acknowledge the grace you have shown during this time.
In light of Governor Ducey’s recent announcement that confirms that large groups of people cannot safely gather as a reality of this global health crisis, we unfortunately will have to officially cancel the in-person commencement ceremony that was scheduled to take place at ASU Desert Financial Arena on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. for HHS and 2:30 p.m. for WFHS.
Instead we will honor and celebrate the class of 2020 in a virtual commencement ceremony that will be broadcast on Thursday, May 21st at 9:30 for HHS and 2:30 for WFHS. You will be able to access and watch the Class of 2020’s commencement ceremony from the following links:
Higley High School: http://higleycenter.org/hctv-hhs2020.htm
Willliams Field High School: http://higleycenter.org/hctv-wfhs2020.htm
These virtual ceremonies will be customized to each campus and will honor and highlight your Class of 2020 and will include the aspects of a traditional graduation ceremony that would have been part of the event if we could have safely held this in person. Your diploma and the program for your graduation ceremony will be sent to you in the mail following this date. You will also receive a refund for the graduation fee as soon as possible.
Although we cannot safely celebrate together, this will not stop the commencement that will honor your graduating class. We realize that this outcome cannot begin to replace the in-person experience that we would have wanted for you; however, ultimately the health and safety of you, your family and our Higley community is our top priority. At this time, we will celebrate you and your academic accomplishments the best way that we can during this unprecedented time in our history.
Dr. Mike Thomason
FINAL TRANSCRIPTOfficial senior transcripts will be available on Parchment in June of 2020. Seniors should establish a Parchment account by April 2020 and put an order in for a final transcript. This will generate a transcript to the student after all grades are final in June.