Principal Avalos' Message - May 5th

  • Students, families, and community members if you would like to view the graduation ceremony click the link below, with speeches beginning at 6:15pm

    Graduation Ceremony 

    Graduation Ceremony


    - Please be sure to be in your designated area by 6:00pm at the latest!

    - Seniors: A-L Steele Indian School Park west parking lot off Central Ave

    - Seniors M-Z South School Lot

    Make sure vehicle has a graduate and a gown

    - Share streaming link with your friends and loved ones who will not be in the car with you so that they may still celebrate!

    - Stay tuned for the a radio station information coming so that you can listen to the celebration while in the car




    Attention Senior Parent(s) and Families:

    As you may already know, this Thursday, May 7th between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., caps and gowns will be distributed in the north lot at Central. For seniors who still need to order a cap and gown, there are two options. 1. During our distribution day of May 7th, there will be an option to purchase a cap and gown for $50. Cash is preferred to make the process faster. The second option is to purchase at the local Josten's office- 21023 N. Cave Creek Rd. Suite #1. Seniors will also be able to turn in any school property no longer needed (team uniforms, library books, instruments, the laptop they checked out, etc). If seniors still need their laptop, they will be able to return it May 18th or May 19th.

    After a great deal of feedback from students, staff and the community, we have made the decision to provide a drive-thru graduation for our seniors. This event will take place on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Seniors will be asked to report to two areas by 6 p.m. Students with last names A-L will report to Indian Steele Park using the west entrance near Central Ave. Seniors with last names M-Z will report to the  Central High School South lot/Coding lot. The graduation procession will begin at 6:30 p.m. Due to limited space and time, we ask that there only be one vehicle per graduate. Family members are welcomed to join the graduate in the vehicle. Vehicles will exit their starting points and head north on Central at 6:30 p.m. They will enter the North lot from Central Ave and drive across campus until the diploma distribution area is reached. There, they will stop to receive their diploma, take a picture in the vehicle while holding out their yard sign issued during cap and gown distribution. Vehicles will then exit through 7th St. We are hoping to make this a memorable experience, despite the circumstances.

    We ask that all individuals remain in their vehicles the entire time. We encourage graduates to sit in the passenger seat unless they are driving the vehicle. Seniors are encouraged to decorate the vehicle being used for the drive-thru graduation. We also encourage students to personalize their yard signs.

    We plan to provide a link where the ceremony will be live streamed through YouTube. All participating senior names will be announced. This link will be updated on our Central Website closer to graduation and posted on Social Media.

    Seniors or parent(s)/guardian(s) with no vehicle access or those with questions should notify Principal Avalos by email at as soon as possible. Stay safe, and thank you for your support!




    Ms. Leticia Avalos, Principal 

    Central High School

    (602) 764.7502


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    Phoenix, AZ 85012 
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    Principal: Leticia Avalos
    Mascot: Bobcats
    School Colors: Red and Gray
    Year School Opened: 1957
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