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 the December 12, 2017 letter:English Spanish
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: herffjones.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, 2018During 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 (herffjones.com
)Prelude to Graduation Sunday, May 20, 2018Auditorium, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org & Gail Tolbert email@example.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
N-S, & students with IB/AP testing conflicts, 10:30am
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org & Jennifer Tourial email@example.com
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
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
|ACT Testing Schedule|
|AP & IB Exam Schedules|
available spring 2018
|Blue Envelope Tribute |
Instructions available spring 2018
Blue Envelope Committee
|Cap & Gown Orders|
Herff Jones online payment and ordering: herffjones.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|
|Financial Aid PowerPoint from the Georgia Student Finance Commission Presented February 18, 2014|
|Georgia Futures College Planning Online Resource (formerly named GA college 411) |
|Prelude to Graduation|
Sunday, May 20, 2018
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.
|PTSA Scholarship Application|
available spring 2018
|SAT Testing Schedule |
|Scholarship Report 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 Parent Presentation August 2017 |
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Following Graduation Practice
open to all Seniors. Food, music, games, inflatables, and fun
|Senior Survival Guide--Published August 2017 by the Counseling Center |
|Senior Yard Signs|
Order form available spring 2018
Proceeds help fund Senior Week Activities
Yard Sign Committee
|Yearbook (Senior Photos & Ads) |