Class of 2019
The graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, June 7th at Oakland University's O'Rena. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. and typically runs about 90 minutes in length. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m., TICKETS WILL BE REQUIRED this year.
REQUIRED Graduation Rehearsal
Wednesday, June 5th @ 9:00 a.m. in the HS auditorium. This will be followed by yearbook distribution and a free senior class luncheon. At 11:30 a.m. graduates will do their final checkout in the gymnasium. Graduates will be required to pay any remaining fines, they will pick up their cap and gown and will be provided their school district permanent file called a CA-60. As a reminder, if you have any remaining fines (library, textbooks or lunch accounts) those must be zeroed out prior to picking up your cap and gown.
LA Photography will be onsite at Graduation to take pictures of each graduate. Photos can be purchased Wednesday during Graduation Rehearsal or prior to Graduation. Pictures are $10 and come with a commemorative dated folder and will be shipped directly to your home.
Graduation Ticket Procedure/Distribution
On May 28, 2019 (after Memorial Day) extra graduation tickets will be released on a first come first serve basis. We will use an electronic ticketing request form on the website and also take phone requests (everything will be time stamped). A maximum number of additional requests will be determined once we know how many tickets are still available. These tickets will be distributed during the mandatory graduation rehearsal on Wednesday, June 5th.
Any additional tickets available after June 5th will be released on June 6th using the same procedure as above however, these tickets NEED TO BE PICKED UP IN THE OFFICE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL.
Senior Exemption Procedure
On Wednesday, May 8th, the main office will run a report to determine which students meet the attendance criteria. For a student to be exempt, they must have two (2) absences and two (2) tardies or less. If a student has three (3) absences or three (3) tardies (or more) then they would no longer be eligible for exam exemption.
Once the main office has determined which students are eligible based on attendance, we will run a second filter to determine student grades. If a student has maintained a B- or better in their class, he/she will be exempt from the final exam. If a student has a grade in the C (+/-) range, he/she will have the opportunity to speak with their teacher to determine if the grade may change. A student's sheet will be highlighted in yellow if an hour is eligible for a teacher override. If a course is blacked out, that hour is not eligible for exam exemption.
Exemption forms for those that qualify, will be delivered 1st hour Thursday, May 9th. Once the students have obtained their exam exemption sheets, they will take the form home to be signed by a parent/guardian. If a parent/guardian signature is not provided or if the sheet is not turned in by 12 p.m.(noon) Monday, May 13th, then the student is required to take any final exams that are part of their classes. Teachers will be provided a final list of eligible students and the hours they have been exempt from by Thursday, May 16th. Students must continue to maintain exemption status (for attendance and grades) through May 16th (when a final report will be run again).
Senior Exam Schedule and Last Day Information
Friday, May 17th - Last day for Seniors (those taking exams must return the following week)
Friday, May 17th - Absolute last day for students to turn in classwork or any remaining assignments for credit recovery courses. All online access to Odysseyware courses will close at 3 p.m.
All seniors are required to attend all classes through Friday, May 17th. If you are not exempt from the exam, you must attend all scheduled class periods through completion of first hour (1st) on Wednesday, May 22rd.
Monday, May 20 - 4th & 5th hour exams (if you have exams in hours 1-3, you are still required to attend)
Tuesday, May 21 - 2nd & 3rd hour exams (if you have an exam in 1st hour, you are still required to attend)
Wednesday, May 22 - 1st hour exam (all graduating seniors are released after 1st hour exams are completed)