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May 11, 2021

AHS Commencement Information

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an in-person commencement ceremony this year.  The ceremony will be at Hilton Coliseum in Ames on Saturday, May 29, at 1:00 pm.

Ankeny Community School District has been working with Hilton Coliseum staff on the ceremony’s structure, and we have some great news for our families. We are excited to announce the Ames Chief of Police has approved an increase in occupancy of Hilton Coliseum for this year’s ceremony. This means we are now able to offer eight tickets per senior for family and friends.  This is an increase from the four tickets that were allowed for the 2020 ceremony.

Things to know about the Commencement Ceremony:

  1. There will be a mask requirement at Hilton Coliseum for all people in attendance.
  2. Tickets will be mailed to the families of seniors in May.  Families may distribute the tickets, and only individuals in possession of a ticket will be able to enter Hilton Coliseum.

The Ankeny High School Commencement Ceremony will be Live Streamed this year with support from the ISU staff.  It will be streamed on the Ankeny Community School District YouTube Channel at

Please submit your question through the 2021 AHS Commencement Question Form, and we will get back to you as soon as we have answers.