Honoring the Class of 2020: Celebration plans, grad lists, scholarships, their stories

Blue graduation cap and tassel against a vibrant gold background.

 

PSD is proud to introduce the Class of 2020

Congratulations to more than 1,800 graduates in PSD's Class of 2020! PSD is proud of each and every graduate and wishes them the best of luck with their future plans. Class lists for each school posted.


Honoring graduates with ceremonies

In-person graduation ceremonies are planned for July 23-25. In case of bad weather, July 31 and Aug. 1 are back-up celebration dates.

In mid-July, graduates will need to pick up a packet with information, as well as a school mask to wear at the ceremony, guest tickets and a ceremony program. Schools will communicate details about picking up packets. Guests will have assigned seats and attendees will be required to wear a mask. Attendees will also be assigned arrival times to allow for social distancing while entering the venue and ceremony.

Read more about the July ceremonies here.

 

Good luck Class of 2020! See more videos with well wishes from elected officials, first responders, local leaders and more on PSD TV 's YouTube. channel.

From the superintendent: Congratulations, Class of 2020! 
 


 


Grads at a Glance: Every student has a story

All of our graduates have had incredible journeys. Their stories inspire us to be the best that we can be for our families, friends and community. We want to honor the exceptional class of 2020 by sharing their stories, in their own words, with you.
 

See all stories about these outstanding graduates and others at PSD Grads at a Glance. 
 

Joeleen Castorino - "I want to change the world by spreading kindness."

A big personal loss left Joeleen feeling lost and confused. See how she persevered.

 

Jack Brecheiser - "Anything is possible. Imagination is the limit."

Jack enjoys art and bringing characters to life. He hopes for a career in digital animation.

 

Janaya

Janaya struggled in high school, then took control. She upcycles and reinvents clothes.

Maxwell Warnock

Maxwell has a passion for music and the environment. Future plans may include both.

 

Gabrielle Werst - "I want to make a difference in people's lives."

Golf taught this state champ to cope with anxiety. See where Gabrielle is at now. 

 

Stefany Moreno-Torres - "I want to help whomever comes across my path."

Stefany didn't speak English when she began high school. Now she translates for others.

Elise Golyer "There always a chance to get up and keep fighting."

Elise was PHS's first female wrestler. Learn why she stuck with this sport.

 

Alyssa Keirn - "Go for it. Don't worry about what people think."

As a PSD and CSU student, Alyssa excelled in science. She wants to change the world. 

 

Will Young - "Once you know who you are, follow that path as much as you can."

Music, debate, three sports - Will did a lot. Then, he focused on what really made him happy. 
 

 

 

PSD seniors receive impressive scholarships and military academy appointments

Seniors excelled academically and were selected for prestigious scholarships including National Merit Scholars, National Hispanic Scholars and Daniels Fund Scholars. Achievements listed here!

PSD  celebrates the achievements of OU and GED graduates

See the list of dedicated students who graduated!

Opportunities Unlimited is a re-engagement program for students who were off track for graduation or who left high school in PSD. OU students worked toward their diplomas or GED while enrolled in Front Range Community College courses.

The GED program is for anyone, age 17 or older, in the community wanting to earn a GED.The class is free and there is scholarship money available to help with the testing fees. 
 

Congratulations to Cooper Home, Community Connections and Project Search graduates!

PSD is thrilled to honor the accomplishments of the 14 graduates from transitional programs. Future plans for some of these grads include working at local businesses and organizations (including PSD!), and attending day programs and therapy. One graduate is saving money for a tiny house. Learn more about who they are and their future plans.