Summer vacation is just a few days away that means it's time for high school students to put on their caps and gowns. Graduations across Tucson start today.
Pantano High School kicks things off with their graduation tonight, with the three remaining Vail schools holding their ceremonies this week, one each over the next four days. That will bring the graduate total for Vail to 660 students.
Vail District officials tell Tucson News Now that they are seeing students perform better in classrooms, thanks to what they call ‘Commit to Graduate'.
Up on the wall in the school office are lists of colleges where these graduating students will be heading to. The district is anticipating graduating classes to get bigger and bigger. Overall Vail schools are expecting four percent more students in the next school year. The district is taking this increase in stride, by building a middle school and expanding elementary schools with more classrooms.
Graduations kick off tonight with Pantano High School students walking at 6:30 p.m. tonight.
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