• Media Advisory: PGCPS Holds Graduation Ceremonies for Class of 2017

    May 23, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    CONTACT:
    Office of Communications
    301-952-6001

    UPPER MARLBORO, MDGraduation ceremonies in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) kicked off this week. Student success highlights: 

    High School Graduation Ceremonies

    Tuesday, May 23 to Monday, June 5

    Various locations/times


    Academy of Health Sciences @ Prince George’s Community College Graduation
    Thursday, May 25
    10:30 a.m.
    Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave, Upper Marlboro

    The Academy of Health Sciences @ PGCC will again graduate nearly an entire class on May 25 receiving their associate’s degree and high school diploma the same day. Cancer survivor Aaliyah Ellsworth spent most of freshman year in the hospital. Through persistence, perseverance and the support of faculty and staff, she was able to complete her studies. She will attend Howard University on scholarship this fall.


    Chesapeake Math & IT (CMIT) Academy North Public Charter School Graduation
    Tuesday, May 30

    1 p.m.
    Laurel High School, 8000 Cherry Lane, Laurel
    The county’s first charter middle and high school will graduate its first class on May 30 with 67 students. The six-year-old school boasts a perfect college acceptance rate with students receiving more than $5 million in scholarships.


    Community-Based Classroom Graduation
    Thursday, June 1

    9 a.m.
    Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School, 12650 Brooke Lane, Upper Marlboro
    Students from across the county who have overcome obstacles to earning their high school diploma will walk across the stage. Community-Based Classroom (CBC) is designed for students ages 16 to 21. All graduates plan to either attend a two- or four-year institution of higher learning, join the armed services or enter the workforce.


    Regional School Graduation

    Monday, June 5

    9 a.m.

    Charles Herbert Flowers High School, 10001 Ardwick Ardmore Road, Springdale

    Graduation ceremonies will be held for C. Elizabeth Rieg, James E. Duckworth and Margaret Brent Regional Schools, which serve students with special needs. Autism Speaks senior regional director Ann Boeker Gibbons will give the keynote address.
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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.