Twenty four students, who spent their summer earning the final credits required to graduate high school, received their graduation diplomas at the annual LCPS summer commencement ceremony Thursday, June 29, at 6 p.m. in the Centennial High School Gymnasium, 1950 Sonoma Ranch Blvd.
“Summer school gives the students a final opportunity to graduate as part of the class of 2017,” said Kathie Davis, LCPS summer school principal. “It’s a fast-paced setting that focuses on moving them towards earning their Diplomas of Excellence.”
Students from five of the six LCPS high schools received their diplomas during the commencement, including: seven students from Oñate High School, six students from Mayfield High School, five students from Centennial High School, four students from Rio Grande Preparatory Institute and two students from Las Cruces High School.
The color of each graduate’s cap and gown varied at the ceremony, since the colors were based on the color scheme of the high school each student graduated from.
Davis said the summer school program, which ran from May 31- June 29, allowed students to earn up to one credit per session, during each of the program’s two, two-week sessions. Enrollment in the program was limited and priority status was given to students who needed two or fewer credits to graduate.