The first USD 501 Class of 2009 received their diplomas Wednesday morning.
Fifty-four students at Hope Street Academy walked to the stage and accepted their diplomas at a ceremony at the school.
School board members, administrators and family crowed into the auditorium for the ceremony.
Topeka High will hold a ceremony on May 16 at 10:30am.
Topeka West students graduate May 16 at 4:30 pm.
Highland Park's graduation is also the 16th at 1:30 pm.
All three of the ceremonies will be held at the Kansas Expocentre.