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C.H. Collins Complex to host Denton ISD Class of 2021 commencement ceremonies


C.H. Collins Athletic Complex in Denton will serve as the host venue for several Denton County school district 2020-21 graduations, including all five Denton ISD high schools. The stadium seating capacity of 12,000 provides county school districts a venue with ample space, to meet state and local social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ceremony dates will see slight alterations to accommodate all participating districts, but graduations will be held as close to their originally scheduled dates as feasible. The schedule for Denton ISD graduation ceremonies are as follows:

  •   Ryan High School: 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26
  •   Fred Moore High School: 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 27
  •   Braswell High School: 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 27
  •   Guyer High School: 9 a.m. on Friday, May 28
  •   Denton High School: 7 p.m. on Friday, May 28

School and district leaders in the participating districts all agree C.H. Collins Complex offers the closest semblance to the traditional commencement ceremonies.

“Hosting this ceremony will mean so much to our students who have not experienced normal milestone events during their final years of high school,” said Dr. Jamie Wilson, superintendent of schools. “Having our high school seniors celebrate a traditional graduation ceremony with their closest family and friends right in our own backyard will be a memory that lasts a lifetime.”

This year’s ceremony will largely mirror traditional proceedings, though face coverings and socially distanced seating remain a requirement. C.H. Collins Athletic Complex provides an ample amount of space for graduates’ families and friends. Groups should distance six feet from other groups in the stands and wear face coverings throughout the event.

Graduating students and their families will receive additional logistical information about the ceremony, such as arrival times and parking, through school communication in the coming weeks.

C.H. Collins Athletics Complex will also host Aubrey ISD and Ponder ISD graduation ceremonies.

More information about all senior activities will be communicated directly to families once details are finalized.