Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
Coronavirus

Virtual Graduation Celebration

Celebrating the Class of 2020

Coming together in challenging times is what the Christopher Columbus High School community does! While our traditional graduation ceremony has been postponed, we’re coming together virtually to celebrate our 2020 graduates on Saturday, May 23, at 7 pm EST.
 
This celebration of 390 Explorers will integrate some traditional ceremonial components, such as the opening prayer by our Salutatorian Michael Berry, playing of the national anthem by our Music Director Keith Cooper, comments from Principal David Pugh and President Thomas Kruczek, and a year-in-review video produced by students in CCNN Live.
 
Scheduled to last about an hour and a half, the event will be streamed on both the school’s Facebook and YouTube pages LIVE, with celebrations continuing on our social media accounts.
 
Here’s how you can be part of this historic gathering to celebrate Columbus’ Class of 2020:
 
Facebook: Tune in to the livestream on Facebook LIVE by going to Christopher Columbus High School’s official Facebook page. “Like” the page beforehand to receive a notification when the livestream begins.

Twitter: Tune in to the livestream on Twitter LIVE via Periscope by going to Christopher Columbus High School’s official Twitter account. “Follow” the account beforehand to receive a notification when the Periscope stream begins.
 
YouTube: To watch the celebration on YouTube LIVE, visit the official Christopher Columbus High School YouTube channel. When the livestream begins at 7 pm EST, the video will appear at the top of the page with a “LIVE NOW” icon—just click on the video to start watching. Subscribe to the channel to receive a notification when the live feed starts.
 
Smart TV: If you own a smart TV, open the YouTube app, search for the Christopher Columbus High School and follow the instructions above.
 
Social Media: The fun doesn’t stop on the livestream! Keep the celebrations going on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using #Explorers20. We’ll be keeping an eye on this hashtag and sharing content from our Explorers.
 
Can’t tune in live? A recording will be available on Facebook and YouTube to watch whenever it’s convenient for you. The Columbus Administration also remains committed to honoring these graduates with a proper, in-person commencement when circumstances permit large gatherings again – hopefully this summer.

Virtual Baccalaureate Mass

This year's Baccalaureate Mass celebrating Christopher Columbus High School’s 2020 graduating class will be aired LIVE across all Columbus’ social media channels on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 6 pm. This is in conjunction with the Virtual Graduation Celebration, airing LIVE on Saturday, May 23, 2020.
 
Graduates and their families and friends, regardless of religion, are warmly welcomed and highly encouraged to participate in this Baccalaureate Mass, officiated by Fr. Alejandro J. Rodríguez Artola ’81, Pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.


    • Share your #CPride and support for the Class of 2020 with friends and family on Facebook by adding a Facebook frame to your profile photo.

      Class of 2020 Facebook Frame

      Share your #CPride and support for the Class of 2020 with friends and family on Facebook by adding a Facebook frame to your profile photo.

Questions or Concerns?

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Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by AdvancEd and a member of the National Catholic Educational Association.