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Project Graduation Helps Students Celebrate Big Day Safely

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Project Graduation Helps Students Celebrate Big Day Safely

January 31
19:28 2020

In the Amphitheater School District, graduation is an accomplishment worth celebrating in a big way. Thanks to community leaders and volunteers, graduates from each of the District’s three high schools can have the time of their lives on graduation night, without worrying about their safety.

Project Graduation is the brainchild of parents, school leadership and law enforcement. Thanks to the program, which provides over-the-top parties on campus on graduation night, more than 13,000 graduates have been kept safe for 15 years. Law enforcement has had no incidents reported associated with graduation in that time. Those are impressive statistics given that graduation night is considered one of the deadliest times for young people across the nation.

So what does Project Grad look like? Each year, Ironwood Ridge, Canyon del Oro and Amphitheater High School students pick a theme for their big night. Volunteers spend weeks making those themes come to life with decorations, games, inflatables, prizes, booths, food and music. 

Students enter after graduation and celebrate all night, leaving as the sun rises and they embark on the next steps of their lives.

Examples of past themes include “Carnival in Rio,” “Around the World in 8 Hours,” and Golden Age of Hollywood.”

Project Graduation participates in fundraising year-round to sponsor the events and provide tickets to students who can not afford them. From donating to volunteering, parents and the community can all get involved to help students get a safe start to their bright futures. Learn more about volunteer opportunities by clicking here!

About Amphitheater Public Schools:

Amphitheater Public Schools has a long history of excellence, going back to 1893, when the first school opened with 11 students. Today the District has 21 campuses and more than 12,500 students. Amphi’s teachers are skilled and highly qualified. They participate in ongoing professional development, and many have national certification. They have excellent and well-proven strategies to enhance learning. Amphitheater Public Schools offer a demanding and rigorous curriculum aligned with current standards. The District’s educators focus on skills students need in today’s workplace, including creativity and innovation, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. We prepare students to meet the challenges of a changing world.

We invite you to explore all Amphi has to offer, from Preschool through 12th Grade by visiting Amphitheater Public School District home page as well as Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram @amphischools #DiscoverAmphi.

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