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Class of 2017 Set to Graduate!

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Class of 2017 Set to Graduate!
Posted on 05/17/2017
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The Portland Public Schools will have five graduation events over the next several weeks. Four will be for the district’s high schools – Portland, Deering, Casco Bay and the Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS), the district’s regional arts and technology high school.

On Friday, May 19, PATHS students will receive certificates of completion in the arts or technical education fields they chose to pursue. Some students also will receive national certifications they’ve earned.

Deering High School’s ceremony will be  on Wednesday, June 7, and Portland and Casco Bay high schools will hold their ceremonies on Thursday, June 8.

The Portland Adult Education (PAE) ceremony on Thursday, June 15, at Merrill Auditorium will close the PPS graduation season. PAE graduates, who typically range in age from their late teens to late adulthood, will be honored for receiving their high school diplomas or passing a high school equivalency test.

The specific dates, times and locations of the Portland Public Schools’ high school graduation ceremonies are as follows:

• PATHS will hold certificate of completion ceremonies on Friday, May 19. Session 1 runs from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Session 2 runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The events will take place in a tent placed in the back staff parking area of the building at 196 Allen Avenue.

• Deering High School: Wednesday, June 7, 10:30 a.m., at the Cross Insurance Arena (formerly the Cumberland County Civic Center)

• Portland High School: Thursday, June 8, 10:30 a.m., Merrill Auditorium

• Casco Bay High School: Thursday, June 8, 6 p.m., Merrill Auditorium

• Portland Adult Education: Thursday, June 15, 6 p.m. at Merrill Auditorium.