On June 8, 2020, Charter Arts’ administrators embarked on a bus tour, called “Park and Circumstance”, to celebrate with members of its Class of 2020. Since the school’s student body hails from more than 40 school districts across a ten-county region, the ability to visit senior students individually who reside in such a wide geographic region was not logistically possible, so the school arranged public park stops throughout the region.
This special initiative allowed administrators to celebrate these extraordinary students on the day that would have been their original graduation ceremony date (the school’s graduation ceremony which was originally scheduled for June 8, 2020, has been rescheduled to July 30-31).
Due to a fundraising effort initiated by the school in early May, funds were raised to send graduation boxes to seniors a few weeks ago. The boxes included their cap and gown, a yard banner, and more! For “Park and Circumstance”, seniors and their families arrived to take pictures in front of the school bus with decorated caps, signs, and props.