2020 Graduation & Promotion Ceremonies
June 8, 2020
Dear Glendale Unified Students, Families, Staff, and Community:
Our Glendale Unified community is extremely proud of the achievements and resilience of our amazing students, particularly our graduating seniors. Time and again, our students have demonstrated their exceptional ability to excel academically and shine brilliantly. This year, Balboa, Mark Keppel, Horace Mann, Monte Vista, Valley View, and R.D. White Elementary Schools were recognized as California Distinguished Schools, and Monte Vista Elementary was named a National Blue Ribbon School. All four Glendale Unified comprehensive high schools ranked in the top 16 percent of high schools nationwide by U.S. News & World Report, and among the top STEM high schools in the nation according to Newsweek. Clark Magnet High School was selected as a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School, and both Clark Magnet High and Franklin Elementary earned Green Ribbon School titles form the California Department of Education for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and ensure effective sustainability education. Our students have received top honors and been nationally recognized for academics, athletics, the arts, and Career and Technical Education programs, including environmental engineering, robotics, culinary arts, public safety, automotive and construction skills, health, science, and engineering.
This year did not end the way any of us had planned, but that doesn’t make this moment any less special. We have a lot of celebrate as we close out the 2019-20 school year and many bright moments ahead of us. I appreciate the resilience and positivity our students, teachers, staff, families, and community have shown over the past few months. Particularly, the way our school communities have come together to support one another and find creative ways to celebrate our promoting students, and particularly our graduating seniors.
To the class of 2020, without a doubt, we are living in one of the most exciting, promising, and challenging times in human history. The 21st century world is more globally connected, technology-driven, and complex than any previous era. I have every confidence that our amazing graduating seniors will go on to excel in a global economy, affect positive change, and create a brighter future for generations to come.
I am incredibly proud of our Glendale Unified community and honored to serve as your superintendent. We are excelling together to prepare every student for success in college, career, and life!
Vivian Ekchian, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Below you will find a schedule of 2020 graduation and promotion events happening across our district!
Please contact your school for specific details about each event. This page will be updated a schedules are finalized.
High School Graduation Events - Wednesday, June 10
College View & FACTS Graduation Event Schedule
College View School - Friday, June 5, at 11:30 a.m. - Drive Thru Graduation Event
FACTS Program - Tuesday, June 9 - Virtual Graduation Event
Middle School Promotion Events - Wednesday, June 10
Roosevelt Middle School - 2:00 p.m. - Virtual Promotion Event
Rosemont Middle School - 2:00 p.m. - Virtual Promotion Event (Drive Thru Certificate Pick-up - June 9 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.)
Toll Middle School - 2:00 p.m. - Virtual Promotion Event
Wilson Middle School - 2:00 p.m. - Virtual Promotion Event (Drive Thru Certificate Pick-up - June 9 at 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Each middle school will share their virtual promotion videos with their students and families via email on June 10!
Elementary School Promotion Event Schedule
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Muir Elementary - 5:00 p.m. - Virtual Promotion Event
Monday, June 8, 2020
Cerritos Elementary - 9:00 a.m. - Drive Thru Promotion Event (Virtual Event - June 9 at 10:00 a.m.)
Columbus Elementary - 9:00 a.m. - Virtual Promotion Event
Dunsmore Elementary - 9:00 a.m. - Virtual Promotion Event (Drive Thru Event - June 9 at 1:00 p.m.)
Edison Elementary - 9:00 a.m. (English Only Program), 12:00 p.m. (FLAG Spanish Program) - Drive Thru Promotion Event
Mountain Avenue Elementary - 1:00 p.m. - Drive Thru Promotion Event (Virtual Event - June 9 at 1:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Balboa Elementary - 8:30 a.m. - Virtual Promotion Event
Cerritos Elementary - 10:00 a.m. - Virtual Promotion Event (Drive Thru Event - June 8 at 9:00 a.m.)
Dunsmore Elementary - 1:00 p.m. - Drive Thru Promotion Event (Virtual Event - June 8 at 9:00 a.m.)
Franklin Elementary - 8:30 a.m. - Virtual Promotion Event
Glenoaks Elementary - 9:00 a.m. - Drive Thru Promotion Event
Jefferson Elementary - 9:00 a.m. - Drive Thru Promotion Event
Keppel Elementary - 8:00 a.m. - Drive Thru Promotion Event
La Crescenta Elementary - 11:00 a.m. - Virtual Promotion Event
Lincoln Elementary - 9:00 a.m. - Virtual Promotion Event
Mann Elementary - 9:00/10:00/11:00 a.m. - Virtual Promotion Event
Marshall Elementary - 11:15 a.m. - Virtual Promotion Event
Monte Vista Elementary - 6:00 p.m. - Drive Thru Promotion Event
Mountain Avenue Elementary - 1:00 p.m. - Virtual Promotion Event (Drive Thru Event - June 8 at 1:00 p.m.)
Verdugo Woodlands Elementary - 5:30 p.m. - Drive Thru Promotion Event
R.D. White Elementary - 8:30/9:30/10:30/11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - Drive Thru Promotion Event
Wednesday, June 10
Fremont Elementary - 8:30 a.m. - Drive Thru Promotion Event
Valley View Elementary - 11:00 a.m. - Virtual Promotion Event