Jostens Info

Beaverton High School

Class of 2020

Commencement Information

Friday, June 5, 2020 at 7:30 pm

University of Portland, Chiles Center

Senior families,

Graduation is a wonderful event that represents the conclusion of a long educational journey. Each year we come together to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates. I need to inform you that the date for the BHS graduation ceremony was recently changed. The graduation ceremonies for the BHS Class of 2020 will be held June 5th not June 12th (as originally planned). The ceremony begins at 7:30 pm and is held at the Chiles Center at the University of Portland. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions please contact Asst. Principal Maria Copelan.

Dr. Anne Erwin
Beaverton High School

Familias de los estudiantes del doceavo grado (Seniors),

La graduación es un evento maravilloso que representa la conclusión de un viaje académico largo. Cada año nos reunimos juntos para celebrar los logros de nuestros graduados. Quiero informarle que la fecha para la celebración de graduación de BHS fue cambiada recientemente. La ceremonia para la clase de 2020 de BHS será el 5 de junio (no el 12 de junio, como estaba planeado originalmente). La ceremonia empezará a las 7:30 pm en el Centro Chiles de la Universidad de Portland. Nos disculpamos por cualquier inconveniente que este cambio pudiera causar. Si tiene alguna pregunta, favor de contactar a la asistente de la directora Sra. Maria Copelan.

Dr. Anne Erwin
Beaverton High School

The ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. Graduates must arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. at the rear entrance of the Chiles Center on the NE corner of Portsmouth Ave and N Willamette Drive. Doors will open to the public at 7:00 p.m. Guests should plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes before the ceremony. Important: traffic during this time of the day is heavy. Please allow plenty of time for travel.

Commencement is a formal ceremony. We ask for your support in encouraging graduates and guests to honor the formality of this ceremony. Please minimize disruptions so that we can ensure that the names of all graduates can be clearly heard. Medallions, cords, or tassels awarded by BHS are the ONLY adornments allowed on caps and gowns. No extra items will be permitted.

Seniors will line up in their designated areas on Friday, June 5th by 6:30 p.m. Graduates and faculty only will be allowed in the line-up area before the ceremony. Graduates should have their caps and gowns in their possession upon entering the Chiles Center. Once they have entered, graduates will not be allowed to leave. No bags or purses will be allowed into the Chiles Center. After commencement, guests may meet graduates outside the Chiles Center. Contact Dan Peters at (503) 690-7488, if you have not ordered a cap/gown.

Counselors will be handing out diplomas to graduates immediately after the ceremony in the Chiles Center (back hallway).

Parking for graduates and guests is available in designated University of Portland lots or on surrounding streets.

A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired, or for other accommodations, should be made at least 48 hours in advance. Please contact Maria Copeland @ 503-356-2836.

The use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs is strictly prohibited at any school event. Any student under the influence of alcohol or other drugs will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony.

Parents are asked to take pictures quickly and then move back to the seating area. Please do not enter the area where graduates are seated or block the view of those in the stands. The University of Portland provides ushers and security to ensure that all attendees follow all rules during the ceremony. In addition, the university provides live-streaming.

Grad Images will take professional photographs of each student as they receive their diploma cover. Grad Images can be contacted directly at Additional information will be given at the graduation rehearsal and is also available through the BHS website on the graduation page.

Please leave all valuables at home or in the care of a parent. There is NO storage available, so please leave backpacks, purses, etc., with family members or in your car.

Graduation Eligibility

To participate in the 2020 Commencement Ceremony, all graduation requirements must be met by Friday, May 22, 2020. Please pay careful attention to the specific deadlines below!

All students must meet the district’s credit policy in order to participate in the commencement ceremony. Graduation requirements may also include credits from BYU-online, BSD Flex or other outside resources. All outside credits needed must be completed and posted to the student’s transcript prior to Friday, May 22, 2020, for a determination of graduation eligibility.

All seniors will be provided with a checklist of tasks they must complete and turn in by Friday, May 29, 2020. All steps of the checklist must be complete with appropriate signatures, and turned in to the College and Career Center in order to collect graduation tickets on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 2:30pm. Students must request graduation tickets as part of their senior online survey, which is due by Friday, May 29, 2020. Both the senior checklist and the online survey are available on the BHS website beginning May 1, 2020.

The rehearsal will take place at Beaverton High School on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 7:45 a.m. Seniors MUST attend rehearsal in order to participate in graduation exercises. The Senior Awards Assembly is considered part of the graduation rehearsal. All seniors must attend!

The Awards Assembly will be held at Beaverton High School on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 9:05 a.m. Seniors who have received special honors and those who are to receive special scholarships will be recognized. Parents are welcome. This event follows the graduation rehearsal and is mandatory.

Students will pick up graduation tickets on Thursday, June 4th after the senior slide show, as long as students have turned in their completed senior checklist to the College and Career Center. Each student will receive an allotment of eight tickets. Space is limited in the Chiles Center, so we are unable to offer more than eight tickets per student. ***Tickets will be distributed following the senior slide show on Thursday, June 4th. ***

Schedule of Senior Events

This semi-formal occasion sponsored by the Beaverton Family and Alumni Network (BFAN), will take place in the Beaverton High School Cafeteria on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity for graduates and their families to socialize with each other and BHS faculty.

A showcase of senior talent will take place in the BHS auditorium on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

This event will take place in the cafeteria on Thursday, June 7, 2020 at 6:30 a.m.

There is a mandatory Graduation Rehearsal at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Beaverton High School. In order to participate in the graduation ceremony, you must attend this rehearsal. If there are extenuating circumstances, you must contact Ms. Maria Copelan ( prior to June 4, 2020.

This will take place immediately following graduation rehearsal and will occur at Beaverton High School on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 9:05 a.m. Mandatory for all seniors. Parents are welcome.

This event will take place in the auditorium following the Senior Awards Assembly on Thursday, June 4, 2020. This special visual presentation, put together by Student Leadership, will feature most of the senior class and will end with the distribution of the senior edition of The Hummer. If you have pictures to contribute to the slideshow, you may send them to or email them to *Contact Jason Sarmiento with any questions.

A drug-free and alcohol-free all-night party will be sponsored by the Grad Night Committee following the commencement ceremony on June 5, 2020. Please contact Pam Holt at or at this website if you have any questions!