• Senior Class

    Sponsors - Kirsten Baker (918) and Katie Rohde (room 203)

  • 5.17.23 Last Minute Updates Before Graduation

    Hello NG Senior Families,

    We are a week away from graduation, so here are our last-minute reminders!

    MANDATORY Graduation Practice

    • May 22nd at 1:00pm in the commons of NGHS. Seniors should be present at least 10 minutes before because we will be starting promptly at 1:00pm.
    • Any student late or absent without an excuse will not be able to participate in actual graduation. 
    • Students will not need anything particular for grad practice except for their phone/car keys
    • 10 tickets will be given to every student at graduation practice
      • Any remaining tickets will be handed out one at a time on a first come, first serve basis at graduation practice
    • There is no required attire for this day; dress as you would be going to school. 
    • May 23rd from 11:00am-1:00pm in the stadium at NGHS. 
    • All seniors are invited to join together for lunch, games, inflatables, etc. Don’t miss this fun event to make memories with your classmates. We have put a lot of planning into this event; you definitely do not want to miss this!
    • PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: please follow the link HERE to sign up to help out! Thanks!

    Honor’s Night and Service Break

    **Invitations were sent last week by email**

    • Service Breakfast: Saturday May, 20th at 9:30am @ North Gwinnett High School Commons
      • Parking will be available in the Senior Lot
      • Business Attire
      • Because of space restrictions, each honoree may bring no more than 2 guests.
    • Honor’s Night: Monday May, 22nd at 6:30pm @ Cross Pointe Church
      • 1800 Satellite Blvd, Duluth, GA 30097
      • Business Attire
      • If your student received an invitation, parents and guardians are also invited to attend!  We look forward to celebrating with your student!
    • If your student misses Honor’s Night or Service Breakfast, they can pick up their regalia from the counseling office on Tuesday May, 23rd from 12:00pm-2:30pm or Wednesday May, 24th from 8:00am-11:00am.
    • We will only be giving them out to the student directly or a family member.
    • Wear your cap and gown and any regalia you receive for these senior walks
    • Level Creek: Wed. 5/24 @ 1:30
    • Riverside:  Tue. 5/23 @ 1:50
    • Suwanee: Tue. 5/23 @ 1:45
    • Roberts: Tue. 5/23@ 2:30
    • Please follow the link HERE to find specific directions for each school


    • Unable to attend graduation, but still want to watch and cheer on your graduate? No worries! The event will be live streamed and can be viewed from the link below:


    Other Reminders

    • Students must return all textbooks to their teacher and all library books and school Chromebook and charger to the CLC.  Any missing items or fees will result in the student not receiving their diploma at graduation.
    • If you have funds left in your student's MyPaymentsPlus account, you can get that money refunded - go to this link for the form
    • If students want to keep the files they have in their school Google account, please have them follow the directions on the senior class website.

    Please refer to the previous email from last week for specific directions for graduation day or the NG SENIOR CLASS WEBSITE for all prior updates.

    Thank you!

    Katie Rohde


    Important Updates!

    Hello NG Senior Families,

    It’s graduation month! As time creeps up, Mrs. Baker and I wanted to make sure that you were informed of all of the things involving graduation practice and the actual graduation. Please read the whole email for specific details, times, etc.

    Returning Devices

    • All devices or outstanding balances should be turned in or paid for by the end of the student’s final exams.

    • If your student is exempted from final exams, the devices should be returned on their last day!  Look under the RETURNING CHROMEBOOKS tab to the right of this page for specific information.

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    Graduation Practice

      • May 22nd at 1:00pm in the commons of NGHS. Seniors should be present at least 10 minutes before because we will be starting promptly at 1:00pm.
      • Any student late or absent without an excuse will not be able to participate in actual graduation 
      • Students will not need anything particular for grad practice except for their phone/car keys
      • 10 guaranteed graduation tickets will be given to EVERY senior.
        • There may be a limited number of available tickets at a first come, first serve basis while at graduation practice
      • There is no required attire for this day; dress like you are going to school. 

     Senior Field Day

    • May 23rd from 11:00am-1:00pm in the stadium at NGHS. 
    • All seniors are invited to join together for lunch, games, inflatables, etc. Don’t miss this fun event to make memories with your classmates. 
    • PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: please follow the link HERE to sign up to help out! Thanks!

    Senior Final Exams

    • May 15th-17th (1st-3rd periods will test in the Commons)

    • Because graduation is the last day of school for Gwinnett County schools, the seniors’ finals exams will be moved up a week before. This means that the last full day for seniors will be Friday May 12th.

    • If your student is exempting finals, then they will be finished on May 12th.


    Senior Class Dues

    • If you have not yet paid your student's Senior Class Dues, please go into MyPaymentsPlus to pay that fee

    • Senior Class Dues cover all the graduation ceremony fees, cap and gown, diploma, and senior week events

    • If you need assistance with Senior Class Dues, please contact Kirsten Baker at Kirsten.Baker@gcpsk12.org


    Graduation Day

    Important Times and Reminders

    • May 24th at 8:00pm at Gas South Arena. 
    • Seniors should be there at the arena at 6:00pm and NOTHING on their person besides their car key.
      • Seniors will enter through the Arena Loading Dock doors
        • Students will be walking through metal detectors upon entry
    • Doors open for families at 7:00pm.
      • Gas South has a clear bag policy. This includes any gifts you are bringing for your senior, so wait to celebrate them once you are outside of the arena! 
    • Seniors should be professional or formal dress
      • Females can wear dresses, skirts, heels, etc.
      • Males can wear dress pants, khakis, bow tie/tie, dress shoes, etc. 
    • PLEASE DO NOT (refer to the document from Gas South)…
      • Decorate the top of the cap
      • Iron the gown
      • Wear other regalia not given to you by the school
      • Bring shakers or anything that makes artificial noise per rules of Gas South

    Parking for Seniors and Families

    • Seniors will be required to park in Deck 3 and enter from Meadow Church Road followed by a left onto Paul McCartney Blvd. Please refer to the attached map for a better understanding.
      • Students MUST have the provided parking pass from their graduation practice packet on the dash of their cars when parking in the lot
    • Families will be required to park in Deck 2 or Lot A. Deck 2 and Lot A can both be entered from either Satellite Blvd or Sugarloaf Parkway.  Please refer to the attached map for a better understanding.
    • Service Breakfast Invitations were sent by email last week - those invited would include Lunch Bunch, Peer Leaders, Freshman Mentors, Seniors who are receiving the Service Seal. 
    • Honor's Night Invitations were emailed yesterday - those invited will include students receiving regalia and recognition from Honor's Societies and Organizations, Honor Graduates, and some of our community scholarships.
    • Please click HERE to read about final transcript information

    Please let me or Mrs. Baker know if you have any questions. We are so close!

    Katie Rohde


    All graduating seniors will receive one free official transcript, which will be available for pick up beginning June 12th at the front desk.  This transcript will be in a sealed North Gwinnett High School envelope.  Do not open the envelope.  Take it (or mail it) to the college or university you will be attending.

    NOTE:  STUDENTS are responsible for getting their final transcript to the college or university.  NGHS does NOT send final transcripts by mail, email or Naviance.
    Additional transcripts may be purchased on MyPaymentsPlus.com under School Fees and Activities.  If you wish to request additional copies of your final transcript, please make sure to select the "Additional Final High School Transcripts for Seniors" option.  If you order it before May 25th, you will be able to pick up your free copy and the additional copies at the same time.  See Mrs. Cornett in the counseling office, or email amy.cornett@gcpsk12.org , with any questions. 

  • Returning Chromebooks

    All 12th grade students students must return their NGHS issued Chromebook before their last day at NGHS.  

    • May 11 & 12 – All Seniors not required to take a final exam must return their NGHS issued Chromebook and charger. Keep your Chromebook sleeve--we will NOT be collecting those.

    • May 15th – 18th – All Seniors required to take final exams must to return their NGHS issued Chromebook, charger, and storage sleeve to the CLC after completing of their exams.  

    • All Senior Dual Enrollment students who do not take on campus classes should return their NGHS Chromebook, charger and storage sleeve ASAP to the CLC.   

    • Chromebooks must be cleaned, and all stickers removed before turning them in.  

    • Chromebooks must be returned before graduation practice.
    • All fines associated with Chromebook damage or loss must be paid before withdrawing or graduation.  

  • Refund - MyPaymentsPlus cafeteria account

    To receive a refund from your cafeteria account click here:

    Refund from MyPaymentsPlus cafeteria account - I feel like we had this up somewhere before

  • IMPORTANT! Saving all files before Graduation


    SENIOR GRADUATES: Prior to your last day of school (after your finals), you  need to save any files they would like to take with you:  You can download everything to a flash drive and then upload to a personal account (like Google).  You need to look at your  H drive, OneDrive, and Google Drive. Google Takeout is recommended for saving items from Google Drive. 


    ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO RETURN YOUR CHROMEBOOK, CHARGER AND CASE AFTER YOUR LAST EXAM.  If you are a dual enrollment student, please make sure that you bring everything in as well.

  • Celebrate Your Senior!

  • Advisement Lesson - March 1

  • Advisement Powerpoints for Seniors - January 18th

  • College Tests and Entrance Fees

    SAT/ACT:  Both of these college entrance tests have fees attached to them. See their respective websites for details.  Fees are less expensive if paid by the earliest deadlines, so plan ahead to save money.  See http://www.collegeboard.com for information about the SAT and http://www.actstudent.org  for information about the ACT.

    Transcripts:  Transcripts for colleges should be ordered through your MyPaymentsPlus account.  You should also add the college to "Colleges I'm Applying to" list in Naviance. Some scholarship applications also require a copy of your transcript. The fee for each transcript is $5.00, and they must be ordered 48 hours in advance. The final transcript to send to your college in June is free.

    Application Fees:  Colleges charge a fee to process your application and decide whether to accept you or not.  This means you want to limit the number of colleges to which you apply, so do some careful research while you have time over the summer. The fee for each college varies, so see their individual websites for specific information.

    College Deposits/Down payments:  In the spring, colleges will ask you for some kind of deposit or down payment to secure your spot at that school. You only pay this to the college you are actually going to attend.  Failure to pay your deposit means that your spot will be given to somebody on that college’s waitlist.

  • Financial Aid - Finding Money for College - 1.25.2023

  • Official Graduation Announcement Details


    CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2023! We cannot believe how quickly the year has gone by and before you know it, you will be walking across the stage at graduation! Make sure everyone knows how hard you have worked to achieve one of the best moments of your life and announce your graduation with class. Below is the direct link to order your Official North Gwinnett High School Graduation Announcements, so don’t wait.


    Not only will your announcements have your official school crest, they will also be personalized with your name in the text just like collegiate announcements. We also created packages to make ordering even easier, but you can always add more to them so no one is left out. Orders will begin to ship directly to your house and you will receive tracking information once the order ships out. You can also go to www.3rdascent.com, select your school, and then click on Announcements!


    We are so proud of you and honored to celebrate this milestone with you!


    Thank you,

    Your Herff Jones Team

    Sean Smith, Rebecca Vinke, Carlos Castillo, Ben Johnson, and Team

    Office- (770) 594-8155


    410 Winkler Dr suite b

    Alpharetta, GA 30004

  • Order your Graduation DVD

    Memory Maker Graduation DVD

  • Scholastic Images for Cap and Gown and Letter Jackets

    Scholastic Images Senior Packages

    North Gwinnett Letter Jackets

  • Senior Grad YARD SIGNS and BANNERS

    Graduation Signs & Banners


    Seniors are required to take senior yearbook pictures at Cady Studio. You must book an appointment at one of their studio locations to take your senior formal, casual and cap & gown pictures. Online booking opened in May and will continue until October with sessions available until November 1, 2022.   November 1, 2022 is the final deadline for senior pictures to be included in the NGHS yearbook, so please make sure you book an appointment prior to that date. 
    Click the link for more information: https://home.cady.com/seniors/
    Senior Yearbook ads are currently available for creation and purchase on the Yearbook Order Center website. The deadline for senior ads will also be November 1, 2022. 


  • Things to do for college preparedness

    • Fill out a Senior Profile form in Naviance. Teachers and coaches have access to this form after you submit it.  It is a GREAT help when we are trying to write college and scholarship recommendations for students. 
    • Fill out college applications and write any required essays.
    • Fill out scholarship applications and write any required essays.
    • Keep your GaFutures account updated.
    • Fill out the FAFSA financial aid form and all forms related to the HOPE scholarship.