Atlanta Public Schools announces graduation ceremony dates for class of 2020

Georgia has not seen dual enrollment participants graduating from college earlier as a result of the credits earned in high school or putting less demand on the HOPE Scholarship.
Georgia has not seen dual enrollment participants graduating from college earlier as a result of the credits earned in high school or putting less demand on the HOPE Scholarship.

Credit: JESSICA MCGOWAN / Special

Credit: JESSICA MCGOWAN / Special

Atlanta high school graduates are getting their pomp and circumstance.

Atlanta Public Schools on Tuesday announced dates for outdoor graduation ceremonies for 14 high schools.

The district delayed the ceremonies because of the coronavirus, and instead held virtual celebrations. Officials had pledged to hold outdoor ceremonies when it was deemed safe.

On Tuesday, the district announced ceremonies will be held July 20-23 at Lakewood Stadium in southeast Atlanta. The district reserved July 24 as a make-up-date, should any ceremonies be canceled because of inclement weather.

Social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Dates could change if health guidelines prevent people from gathering, the district noted.

The ceremonies will take place in the morning and evening to avoid Georgia's harsh summertime heat. 
The ceremonies are as scheduled: 

Monday, July 20

9 a.m.: Carver Early College & Carver STEAM 

6:30 p.m.: B.E.S.T. Academy and Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy

8:30 p.m.: KIPP Atlanta Collegiate

Tuesday, July 21

9 a.m.: Grady High School

6:30 p.m.: Douglass High School

8:30 p.m.: Booker T. Washington High School

Wednesday, July 22

9 a.m.: Mays High School

6:30 p.m.: Crim High School

8:30 p.m.: South Atlanta High School

Thursday, July 23

9 a.m.: North Atlanta High School

6:30 p.m.: Maynard Jackson High School

8:30 p.m.: Therrell High School