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​​​​​​​last update January 6, 2018​​

December 2017 Letter from Principal Gardner to Families of Seniors
The letter is a comprehensive source of information regarding spring semester 2018, spring ​exam schedules and exemption policies, and details about the final weeks of school and graduation. Attached to the letter is a message from the PTSA about Senior Week activities.

View or download th​e December 12, 2017 letter:Eng​lish   Spa​nish

Senior Cap, Gown, and Graduation Invitation Orders

Herff Jones processes the payments for graduation caps and gowns. 

​Herff Jones also offers optional ​customized graduation announcements for sale. 

Online orders:   herffjone​s​.com​​​​​​​



Important Spring 2018 ​Dates

April 2-6 Spring Break​

Saturday, April 14 - 8-11pm Prom at the​ Biltmore Hotel

Thursday, April 26​​ - 6:30pm Honors Night

Monday, May 7 thru Friday, May 18 - AP & IB Exams   

Wednesday, May 16 thru Monday, May 21 - Senior Exams  

​Cap & Gown Distribution Monday, April 23, 2018
During All Lunches
The gowns are rentals from Herff-Jones and must be returned to the school Tuesday morning, May 29, 2018. Students must pay the rental fee directly to Herff-Jones (herffjone​s​.com​​​​​​​)

Prelude to Graduation Sunday, May 20, 2018
Auditorium, 5pm
For the families and friends of the Class of 2017. Sponsored by the PTSA, Prelude to Graduation is a nice kick-off to Senior Week activities and provides an opportunity for reflection. A reception follows. Seniors, please meet in the Media Center at 4:30pm. 

Committee Chairs:  Christy Payne paynechristy4@gmail.com & Gail Tolbert gailktolbert@gmail.com ​

Senior Clearance Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Tournament Gym, 9am-Noon
All graduating seniors must clear outstanding debts and obligations before being allowed to participate in graduation practice. This includes returning books and equipment and paying any fines and fees. Please note that all payments must be made in cash -- checks will not be accepted. Students will report to the upstairs track of the Tournament Gym using the following schedule:
                Last name A-C, 9am
                D-H, 9:30am
                I-M, 10am
                N-S, & students with IB/AP testing conflicts, 10:30am
                T-Z, 11am
Graduation Practice Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Auxiliary Gym, 8:20am
Graduation practice begins promptly at 8:20am Wednesday, May 23 in the Auxiliary Gym. Dress code for the graduation practice is as follows and will be enforced:
     ONLY Jeans or slacks/pants (no holes or frays; no sweats)
     ONLY T-shirts or shirts with sleeves o (no off‐shoulder)
     No Sagging Pants
     No Shorts
     No tank tops, thin straps, or halters
     No bare midriffs or shredded clothing
     No inappropriate sayings or symbols
     No hats, caps, scarfs, bandanas, or any type of headcoverings
          (except those worn for religious reasons) 
Students dressed inappropriately will be asked to leave the graduation practice and, time permitting, may be allowed to change clothes and return to the practice. Participation in graduation practice is mandatory to be able to participate in the graduation ceremony. Students are welcome to bring clothes to change into for the picnic, but school dress code still applies. Only students involved in IB or AP testing during the graduation practice are exempt from graduation practice.

Senior Picnic Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Following Graduation Practice (estimated Noon-2pm)​

FREE and open to all Seniors. Free Chick-Fil-A, Sno-Cones, Popcorn, Games, DJ, and more. ​

Picnic ​Committee Chairs:  Angie Whipple angiewhipple@gmail.com & Jennifer Tourial jtourial@comcast.net ​

Graduation Ceremony, Thursday, May 24, 2018
Cobb Energy Centre, 3pm​
Seniors must arrive at the Cobb Energy Centre by 1pm.​

Gown Return and Diploma Pick Up Date Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Seniors may pick up their diplomas when they return their gown 
to the school. Report to the main lobby of the new building following the schedule below:
Last Name begins with 
     A-C:  9am
     D-H:  9:30am
     I-M:  10am
     N-S:  10:30am 
     T-Z:  11am
Gown return/diploma pick up closes at 11:30am. Students who cannot attend the exchange may come to the school during summer office hours

​​​Important News for Seniors from the Counseling Center​

Transcript Requests for Graduating Seniors
Most students will use Parchment to request final transcripts. Remember to use the "Hold for Grades" option 

For students who applied to a school using the Common Application, please request the final transcript through your counselor. The counselor will upload the transcript directly to the Common App.

Please take care of requesting final transcripts as soon as possible. During the summer, the counseling center will only process requests once each week beginning June 7, 2018.

Update College Acceptances and Scholarship Offers
Seniors, remember to let Mrs. Garber know about ALL college acceptances and scholarship offers received -- even from schools you do not plan to attend.  Check the College Acceptances map on the bulletin board outside the Counseling Center to see where members of the Class of 2018 are being accepted.​​

Senior Class Counseling Night Thursday, August 24, 2017
PowerPoint of Class of 2018 Presentation

Early in the school year, the Counseling Center hosts Grade Level meetings for parents and students. The 12th Grade Night speakers were​:  
     *Roxie Garber, College & Career Center Coordinator
     *Sally Page, Counselor
     *Will Brown, Georgia College Associate Director of Regional Recruitment​

Class of 2018 Senior Survival Guide​

The Counselors met with all members of the Senior Class during their Social Studies classes in August. They discussed deadlines, college admissions, and the resources available through the Counseling Center. View or download the Senior Survival Guide

​​Good Things to Know
(alphabetical order)
ACT Testin​g Schedule
​AP & IB E​xam Schedules
available spring 2018​
​Blue Envelope Tribut​e 
​Instructi​ons available spring 2018

Blue Envelope Committee Chairs:​

Amy Arno arnomedia@aol.com & Ilsa Jackson ilsamendozajackson@gmail.com ​

​Cap & Gown Orders
Herff Jones online payment and ordering: herff​jones.com
Class Dues Q​&​A​ for Class of 2017 & 2018
College Admissions Office Addresses 
College & Career Center Page 
Colleges Visiting/Special Programs
Counseling Center Page
Counselor Recommendation Request Form
FAFSA Help Sheet
Financial Aid PowerPoint from the Georgia Student Finance Commission Presented February 18, 2014
Georgia Futures College Planning Online Resource (for​merly named GA college 411)    
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​Prelude to Graduation
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Auditorium, 5pm

A reflective time to mark the journey from high school to young adulthood and a nice way to kick off graduation week. For all members of the Class of 2018, their friends, and families. 

Committee Chairs:

​PTSA Scho​larship​​ Application
available spring 2018
SAT Testing Schedule   
Scholarship R​e​port Form
available spring 2018
Senior Exam Schedule May 2018
Wednesday, May 16 (A1 & A2)
Thursday, May 17 (B1 & B2)
Friday, May 18 (A3 & A4)
Monday, May 21 (B3 & B4)
Senior Exit Survey Link​
available spring 2018
Senior Night Par​ent​ Presentation August 2017         ​
Senior Picnic
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Following Graduation Practice

Free and open to all Seniors. Food, music, games, inflatables, and fun

Picnic ​Committee Chairs:

Angie Whipple angiewhipple@gmail.com & Jennifer Tourial jtourial@comcast.net ​

Senior Survival​ Gu​ide--Published August 2017 by the Counseling Center​    
​Senior Yard S​igns
Order​ form available spring 2018
Proceeds help fund Senior Week Activities

Yard Sign Committee Chairs:

Sallie Duncan kduncs@comcast.net & Nicole Zitron nzitron@gmail.com 

Yearbook (Senior Photos & Ads)  

​​College Acceptances
​​Which schools offered admission to recent Raiders? The Counseling Center compiles the list based on information provided by students. Please contact the Counseling Center to report additional acceptances or wait-list clearances. 
Class of 2017 College Accep​tances ​list as of 5/15/17
Class of 2016 ​Coll​ege Acceptances -- as reported by May 6, 2016
 Class of 2015 College Acceptances - as reported by April 24, 2015
Class of 2014 College Acceptances - as reported by May 23, 2014
Class of 2013 College Acceptances - as reported by May 1, 2013

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