AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — While Amarillo ISD is doing what they call a hybrid graduation, other area school districts have decided on a range of other options to celebrate the class of 2020.
In Amarillo, Ascension Academy’s small graduating class of 13 will have an outdoor in-person graduation on Friday.
“Our students were very very clear on wanting to do something live, on-campus if at all possible, they didn’t want to do a virtual graduation,” said Bill Summerhill, Ascension Academy’s head of school. “Well given the fact that we have 13 graduates, we have a little easier time doing that than big schools would.”
Panhandle ISD also has its graduation this Friday, but it will be a drive-thru graduation on the town’s main street.
Brent Kirkland, Panhandle High School’s Principal said, “Parents park on each side of that street, put a stage out in the middle of the street and have our students drive up one by one get out, walk up, get their diploma and walk back. We just felt like that was our safest way to protect our community.”