Each Spring on May 1st, high school seniors around the country commit to their next steps after 12th grade. Due to the shelter in place, this year Clayton Valley Charter High School improvised the occasion by recognizing students and families with a “drive-thru” parade on the school campus. Seniors decorated their cars in their college colors and swag whether they were going on to four-year universities, two-year colleges, the military, trade schools, apprenticeships, and the workforce – and we want to celebrate them all.

As the students entered their parade at their predetermined time of arrival, they were greeted with a wall of photos of all their graduating senior classmates, masked teachers holding congratulatory signs, a staging area for announcing your future on livestream, and the received their cap and gown for upcoming the graduation ceremony still in planning stage.
CVCHS worked with the Contra Costa Health Services and County Office of Education to ensure proper social distancing protocols were followed for all students and staff participating in the event. (photos coutesy Amy Callahan and Laura Muller)