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2020-05-07 Tyler ISD Releases June Graduation Ceremony Details, Guidelines

Tyler ISD is excited to celebrate the Class of 2020 by hosting in-person graduation ceremonies June 3 through June 6 at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. More than 1,100 RISE Academy, Early College High School, John Tyler High School, and Robert E. Lee High School seniors will walk across the commencement stage capping off their educational journeys in Tyler ISD.

Graduation ceremonies will take place on the Earl Campbell Field at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium on the following dates and times:

Tyler ISD Graduation Ceremony Schedule

  • Wednesday, June 3, 8 p.m.  –  RISE Academy
  • Thursday, June 4, 8 p.m.  –  Early College High School
  • Friday, June 5, 8 p.m.  –  John Tyler High School
  • Saturday, June 6, 8 p.m.  – Robert E. Lee High School

Although we are looking forward to celebrating the tremendous achievements of our Class of 2020, please understand that ceremonies will look different this year. All candidates for graduation and guests will be required to follow Texas Education Agency guidelines and other state mandated health protocols, including social distancing guidelines and safety and security measures, at each ceremony. Full details of logistics, tickets, and health and safety precautions will be sent out next week.
If you have a student who is medically fragile that would like to participate in an individual graduation opportunity, please reach out to your campus principal.

Each graduate will be allowed five tickets to the event for their family members. Each ticket will admit one adult or child. Graduation ceremonies will air live on TISD-TV Channel 19 and the district website. All ceremonies will be recorded for DVD purchase.

Should rain or inclement weather delay any of the scheduled ceremonies, the District Contingency Plan is to move the RISE Academy ceremony to Thursday, June 4, at 9 a.m. and the ECHS ceremony to Friday, June 5, at 9 a.m. If either of the John Tyler or Robert E. Lee ceremonies are rained out, that ceremony will move to Sunday, June 7.

There will be a media opportunity at some of the graduation ceremonies. Please contact Executive Director of Communications Jennifer Hines at 903-262-1064 for details.