This week more than 1,600 students will graduate from Newport News Public Schools having completed a rigorous course of study that ensures they are college, career and citizen-ready.
The Class of 2016 has earned over $37 million in awards and scholarships from universities, colleges and military institutions throughout the country.
Nearly half of the graduates are earning an Advanced Studies Diploma, which requires an additional year of study in advance math, laboratory science and history/social science, and three years of study in a world language.
Newport News students also earned over 1,800 career and technical industry certifications giving them access to advanced post-secondary opportunities, and high-skilled internships and careers. Through the Early College program, dual-enrollment initiatives, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses, 89% of high school students were enrolled in college level coursework this school year.
Through innovative instruction and learning designed to build the skills, knowledge and expertise needed for 21st century success, the graduates of Newport News Public Schools are prepared for success.
An Achievable Dream High School will hold its commencement at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, at the Ferguson Center on the campus of Christopher Newport University.
Five commencements will be held at the Hampton Coliseum: on Saturday, June 11, Heritage High School’s ceremony will be held at 10 a.m.; Menchville High School’s commencement will be held at 2 p.m., followed by the ceremony for Warwick High School at 6:30 p.m.
On Sunday, June 12, the ceremony for Woodside High School will be held at 2 p.m. and Denbigh High School’s commencement will take place at 6 p.m.