Thursday, August 8, 2019
Milwaukee Public Schools has honored about 125 students who completed graduation requirements over the summer and earned the right to wear a cap and gown. This year, MPS put a concentrated effort into summer high school, seeing it as a critical opportunity to ensure students have every chance to graduate and move on to college and career. A summer graduation ceremony recognizing their accomplishments was held July 27, 2019, at Alexander Hamilton High School.
By offering both a June Academy and a July Academy, MPS increased the opportunities for students to graduate. This summer, students could earn a total of two credits by enrolling in two classes in both sessions. Intensive outreach to students attracted those who could directly benefit from accelerated or recovery options. Offerings were increased and led to large enrollment and student success.
Students wore their school colors and accepted their diplomas from their own school principals at the large ceremony that was attended by family and friends.
MPS is proud to present these students with diplomas and send them on their personal journeys ready for college and career.