Graduation Information

**Reminder** - Caps and Gowns will NOT be distributed to students unless all of their Fees and Fines have been taken care of. On the day of Graduation Rehearsal, our Financial Secretary will be busy working with students and families and her ability to answer the phone will be limited. Please DO NOT WAIT to take care of this until the day of Graduation Rehearsal.

If you would like to view and/or pay your students' fines and fees, please do so by going to Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Verify your student is listed and then click the green arrow to be taken to a screen to pay.

Contact Person
Mr. Jose Martinez III ([email protected])
(303) 982-8776

Senior Finals
5/11/23 – Periods 2,4,6 (Thursday Schedule)
5/12/23 – Periods 1,3,5,7 (Wednesday Schedule)                                         

Graduation Rehearsal
Wednesday, May 17th – 12:00pm in the BCHS Main Gym
*All students who plan on participating in Graduation at Red Rocks must attend rehearsal*

Senior Picnic
Wednesday, May 17th - 2:00-3:00PM
Location: Carmody Park (2200 S. Kipling St., Lakewood, CO 80227)

Graduation Ceremony
Thursday, May 18th, 2023 - 7:00pm at Red Rocks Amphitheater (Map and Handicapped Access) *Graduates are to report at 6:00pm at the top of Red Rocks Amphitheater.*

There are no tickets required for this event. Students are welcome to invite as many family members and friends as they would like; just please be aware of parking costs. 

General Information
Cap & Gown – Caps & Gowns will be distributed after rehearsal on May 17th after all fines and fees are cleared. Caps & Gowns can be ordered through Jostens at (303) 985-0095.

Ceremony Expectations 

  • Graduation is not meant to be a party; it is a celebration.
  • Please dress appropriately.
  • Please be respectful to all graduates and attendees.
  • Please refrain from using noisemakers during the ceremony.

Diplomas will be presented after the graduate exits the stage. Legal names are printed on diplomas and read at graduation.

Fines & Fees
All fines and fees must be cleared and books/materials returned in order to pick up cap and gown after graduation rehearsal. Fines and fees can be paid on Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Please contact Gina Shellhorn at (303) 982-8860 with finance questions.


  • Reserved seating will be available (rows 1-8).  Space is limited, we ask that only one additional person per family sit in the designated area. No tickets will be issued for this area.

  • Row 1 is reserved for WHEELCHAIRS ONLY.

  • Shuttle buses will be available from the upper South lot for handicap, elderly, and disabled only.  All others are expected to walk.

  • You do not need to contact the school if you plan to utilize the shuttle or reserved seating. 

Red Rocks charges $12.50 per car in advance (Link to Purchase), or $15 at the gates (Credit Card Only, No Cash).  The parking lot can get congested and the walk is tough.  Please plan accordingly and plan to arrive early. 

Red Rocks Parking Map

Photos can be purchased from Grad Images, 1-800-628-4509 or 

We work with a 3rd party vendor to live-stream Graduation on the day of the event. We also have a recorded copy of Graduation available the day after graduation on the Senior Page.

If it rains, we get wet.  Please come prepared with an umbrella. The weather would have to be very severe in order for us to move the ceremony to the gym.  If this occurs, please check the Bear Creek website for updates. 



Graduation Requirements

English--4.0 credits
Social Studies--3.5 credits
      0.5 credit U.S. Government
      0.5 credit Geography
      1.0 credit American History
      1.0 credit World History
      0.5 credit Economics
Mathematics--3.0 credits

      1.0 credit of Algebra I or higher
      1.0 credit of Geometry or higher
Science--3.0 credits (2 lab-based)
PE--05 credit
CTE or Fine Arts--0.5 credit
Electives--8.5 credits

Total 23 credits

Students wishing to prepare for college will need to add additional classes and a world language.
American Government--0.5 credit 
Economics--0.5 credit 
World Language--1.0 credit 
Academic Electives--2.0 credits 

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