Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020

On Saturday, May 16, at 8 p.m. ET, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is partnering with XQ Institute on Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020, a one-hour primetime show paying joyful tribute to high school seniors, their extraordinary teachers, and their families. This commercial-free special will air on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, and it will also be available through partners such as Complex Networks, Facebook, Instagram, PEOPLE, Snapchat, TikTok, and YouTube.

During the show, high school seniors and other viewers will be invited to visit the Graduate Together website and click on their state to see specialized content for their graduating class. Students may visit the national Graduate Together website to submit photos, videos, and speeches for a chance to be featured on the show. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has submitted several stories about New York State students that may be featured on the telecast. We will highlight additional stories about the Class of 2020 on NYSED’s forthcoming Graduation 2020 web page, on social media platforms, and in newsletters. 

We encourage you to tune in on Saturday to help celebrate the remarkable and resilient Class of 2020!