FAQs


FAQs

How do I order a cap and gown and graduation announcements?
Every senior must attend the mandatory informational meeting on October 26 during Homeroom in the Theater.  At the meeting, they will receive very important information regarding graduation as well as the order form for their cap and gown.  
*Seniors who did not attend the meeting are able to pick up a Jostens packet in the Main Office.  They may also order a cap and gown online at
jostens.com. It is highly recommended that cap and gown orders be placed as soon as possible. 

When will I receive my cap and gown?
Caps and gowns will be distributed after the completion of rehearsal. The MANDATORY graduation rehearsal is on May 22, 2024 from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. on the turf field at Chaparral High School. Please wear comfortable clothing, shoes and bring water. You will be sitting on the field and you are welcome to bring a blanket to sit on.  All seniors who plan to participate in the ceremony must attend graduation rehearsal - no exceptions!  Seniors must be in attendance for the duration of the rehearsal. 

How many guests may attend per graduate?
Each graduate may have up to 10 guests in attendance.

What is the dress code for graduates?
Male Graduates: Black slacks, a white long-sleeve shirt, a red or dark colored tie (no bow ties), and dark dress shoes – no athletic shoes or sandals.
Female Graduates: Dress – length shorter than gown. Dress shoes –no flip flops, athletic shoes or boots (booties are acceptable) . Avoid high heels due to the amount of walking and turf field. Pants – black, a white blouse, and dress shoes. 

Important Note:  Dress code will be strictly enforced.
Seniors may not wear, carry, or alter their appearance in any manner (including graduation cap).
Per the Douglas County School District policy, approved medals, cords, and sashes of achievement awarded by Chaparral High School can be worn. Here is the list of approved items:

Salutatorian and Valedictorian: Medal
Top Ten: Gold Honor Stole
    4.0 GPA: Red/Blue Honor Cord
3.75- 3.99 GPA: Red/White Honor Cord
National Honor Society: White Stole
All Other Honor Societies: Gold Honor Cord
STEM: royal Blue Cord
STEM with Honors: Royal Blue/Gold Cord
Humanities: White Cord
Humanities with Honors: White/Gold Cord
Enlisted Military: Red/white/Blue Cord
Seal of Biliteracy: Pin

Where is the graduation ceremony?

EchoPark Stadium is located at 11901 Newlin Gulch Blvd in Parker.

Where can I park?
Parking is available at the stadium and at the adjacent Double Angel baseball fields. 
Parking at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints church is not allowed.
Parking on S. Great Plains is not allowed, cars will be ticketed and/or towed.
Handicapped parking and seating is available at the stadium.

When do the gates open?
One hour prior to ceremony

What about bad weather?
The ceremony will take place as planned, rain or shine.  If inclement weather includes lightening, a delayed schedule is implemented and will be posted on the school and district websites.  On the day of graduation, additional information regarding weather will be available on the school’s main phone line (303-387-3500).

 

How long does the ceremony last?
The ceremony is approximately 90 minutes.  

Where can I find my graduate's graduation photo? 
GradImages is the company we use for our graduation photos. Please visit their website to view your graduate's photo.

Have other questions?
Contact Linda Cherry at [email protected] or call 303-387-3504.