How do I order a cap and gown and graduation announcements?

  • Every senior must attend the mandatory informational meeting on Thursday, September 9th 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 September 9th 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 place as soon as possible. 

When will I receive my cap and gown?

UPDATE:  Caps and gowns will be distributed after the completion of rehearsal. The MANDATORY graduation rehearsal is Tuesday, May 17th at 5:00 p.m.  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.  Seniors should be at EchoPark Stadium no later than 4:45 p.m. to find their assigned seat.  

How many graduation tickets will I receive?


When will I receive our graduation tickets?

At Senior Checkout on Thursday, May 13th from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Graduating seniors must turn in completed Check-out sheet, signed Code of Conduct and have a zero financial balance.  

What is the dress code for graduates?

Male Graduates: Khaki-colored 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 sandals or shoes –no flip flops, athletic shoes or boots. Avoid high heels due to the amount of walking and turf field. Pants – Khaki-colored, 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, only approved medals, cords, and sashes of achievement awarded by Chaparral High School can be worn.


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 LDS church is not allowed. Handicapped parking and seating is available at the stadium (please see map below for details).

 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).

Need information regarding handicapped access at EchoPark Stadium?

See file below for helpful information.

How long does the ceremony last?

The ceremony is approximately 90 minutes.  

Have another question?

Contact Linda Cherry at lkcherry@dcsdk12.org or call 303-387-3504.