• Senior Class

  • Updates

    Dear Students and Parents,

    Scholastic Images/Balfour partners with North Gwinnett to provide your class rings, letter jackets, caps & gowns, diplomas & diploma covers, championship rings, and other memorable moments in high school! In years past, we had a class meeting at the beginning of the year where every student filled out a short contact card in order to stay connected with on campus order days along with products offered during that season through graduation!


    This year, due to COVID-19, we are asking that every student fill out this digital contact card since we do not know when we will be able to have an in person class meeting. To ensure your student does not miss out on any opportunity leading up to graduation, it is very important to complete this card accurately. Please make sure to complete this quick contact card as soon as possible!

    Click Here for Your Digital Contact Card!

    We know this year started different, but the memories you’ve created are worth remembering! We cannot wait to connect you to your most memorable moments in high school! Thank you and have a wonderful year!


  • Senior Year Checklist

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  • Balfour Products & Services for the Class of 2021

    Seniors, you can go directly to www.scholasticimages.com for your graduation packages and order right now!

    If you have questions about whether or not you ordered Balfour products, please contact them directly rather than calling NGHS. We do not keep Balfour records on campus.


    Balfour is the company that provides NGHS with all of its graduation product needs:  diplomas, diploma covers, caps, gowns, tassels, and graduation announcements.
     
    A student's cap, gown, tassel, diploma, and diploma cover are all paid for with money from his/her Senior Dues.  Graduation Announcements and associated products (name cards, thank you cards, address labels, etc...) are a separate fee. 


    Caps and Gowns:  You order caps and gowns when you pay for your senior dues.  As you are paying and filling out information, you are asked for a student's height and weight; that is all we need to know to order caps and gowns.  Senior dues are $150. Caps and gowns will be delivered to students during their lunches on April 8th . 


    Graduation Announcements are beautiful cards that resemble wedding invitations in their look and quality.  Our announcements this year will be printed and embossed in foil on high quality, textured white paper. (See the picture above.)  The announcements come with an inner envelope, an outer envelope, tissue paper, and name cards.  Graduates send these cards to their friends and families to announce that they are graduating from high school.  An announcement is NOT the same as a ticket to graduation.  You may order as many announcements as you would like. You may pay in full when you order or put down a deposit and create a payment plan; however, you will not receive the announcements in the spring until you have paid for them in full.  Pay attention to cut off dates.  Our announcements are gorgeous, and some parents make the mistake of deciding they want them after it is already too late!! 


  • Additional Purchases

    Class Ring:  If you did not order a class ring when you were a junior but decide that you want one, you can still purchase one from Balfour.

    Graduation Announcements:  Graduation Announcements are cards to send to friends and family ANNOUNCING that you are graduating from high school.  (This is NOT the same as an INVITATION to graduation.  Guests enter the graduation arena with TICKETS that are given to the students at graduation practice at the end of the year.)  Announcements can be ordered anytime from October to February and are delivered to the school in April just in time to send out for graduation.

    Graduation Yard Sign:  If you would like to order a yard sign for graduation, please click on the following link to access the order form.  Grad Yard Sign

  • Class Dues

    Junior Dues:  Junior dues pay for prom, so if you did not pay these dues during your junior year, and you wish to attend your senior prom, you must see Mr. Stewart in the Media Center to pay for this.

    Senior Dues:  Senior dues are $150.  When you pay your senior dues in the fall, you will be asked your height, weight, and T-shirt size; Balfour uses these measurements to determine the size of your cap and gown (height should be your height in BARE feet, not your height in high heels).  Senior dues pay for your cap, gown, diploma cover, senior t-shirt, and fees associated with Graduation. Depending upon the COVID-19 situation in the spring, we plan to host a senior breakfast, senior luncheon, and various activites in Senior Week.  Senior dues are required.  Please note that senior dues are NON-refundable since items listed above are ordered for every senior regardless of whether he/she participates in every event.  Students who do not graduate on time still need their caps and gowns to graduate at the end of summer school.  The deadline to pay Senior Dues is March 4th.  This provides us adequate time to order and receive each student's cap and gown in preparation for graduation.

  • 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.

  • Cafeteria Refund Form

    Form Link

  • Graduation Pictures and DVD

    Graduation Pictures:  Cady Studios attends graduation and snaps a picture of you right after you receive your diploma.  Information will be sent to families in the spring about how to order these pictures.  We hire the company to take these pictures because friends and family are NOT permitted on the floor of the arena to get these close-ups.

    Graduation DVD:  We hire a company, Memory Maker, to create a DVD of graduation.  It is available through pre-sales and will be sent to you several weeks after the ceremony. Approx. $25.

    Memory Maker Order Form- Click Below!

    DVD Order Form Link

    Web Link

    If you have any questions, please call MemoryMaker directly at 770-654-2219

  • List of Senior Expenses Explanation

    In the next sections, you will find a list of some expenses that you will have as a senior next year and a list of things that you will need to accomplish before graduation. Some of these are mandatory and some are optional. It’s a good idea to keep these expenses in mind when you are deciding how best to spend or save your summer paychecks. Please note that prices are approximate and that they change from year to year; the vendors who change the prices do not always inform me, so these numbers (when listed at all) may not be 100% accurate.

  • Perfect Attendance / Scholarship Recognition

    SENIORS - If you believe that you have PERFECT ATTENDANCE for the past 4 years and wish to be recognized at Senior Honors Night, you must stop by to see Ms. Gresham in the Counseling Office or Ms. Baraban at the Attendance Desk no later than Friday, April 26th. We will take your name and verify your attendance history to see if you qualify for this award.

    SENIORS - If you have been awarded an outside scholarship from a college or other organization or have earned any special awards (such as Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold Award), we would like to recognize your accomplishment in a special way. Please bring a copy of your award letter to Ms. Cornettl in the Counseling Office by no later than Friday, April 26th so that we can include your information!

  • 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.
  • Yearbook and Senior Portraits Information

    Ordering Yearbooks:

    This historic school year definitely WILL be documented in the 2020-2021 Yearbook for you.
    Yearbooks are now available for purchase through Herff Jones at www.yearbookordercenter.com. Enter school code 1684 to complete purchase.

    • The best time to order yearbooks is at the beginning of the school year since prices go up a little at a time throughout the year.
    • The deadline for ordering a yearbook is March 1st.
    • There is a date early second semester when the yearbook sponsors must tell the publishing company how many yearbooks to print. You CANNOT order yearbooks after this time, so do pay attention to this deadline.

    *Over the years, we have had many parents forget to order yearbooks. Since we don't order many extras, there is sometimes a shortage at the end of the year. Parents have even tried to call the publishing company and have them print a book for their student. We have worked with several publishing companies over the years and have NEVER found one that will actually print that extra yearbook. Don't miss the deadline!

    Senior Pictures:
    All seniors must take senior pictures with Cady Studios to be included in the yearbook.
    Please book your appointment today at  www.https://home.cady.com/seniors/
    . The deadline to be included in the yearbook is DECEMBER 1. That means you must take your picture on or BEFORE 12/1 to be included in the NGHS yearbook. 

    Senior Yearbook Ads:
    Senior yearbook ads are currently available at www.yearbookordercenter.com. 
    Choose a quarter, half or full-page ad to commemorate your senior's graduation. You can create and purchase the ad on the website. 
    The deadline to complete and purchase yearbook ads is November 1. 

    Additional Yearbook Information:
    Did you know? The yearbook is printed 16-32 pages at a time throughout the course of the school year. The pages are stored in a warehouse until the entire book is complete, and then they are sewn into the cover and shipped to NGHS.

    Pages with senior portraits, grades 9-11 portraits, and senior ads are printed in the fall. This is because activities that appear on the other pages (sports, clubs, visual and performing arts, etc.) This is why you MUST meet the senior photo session and senior ad deadlines listed below. Why can't you order a senior ad in December or during the second semester? It's because that section has already been printed!

    *Email Colleen Longe about yearbooks, senior portraits, or senior ads. Mrs. Prewitt DOES NOT have additional yearbook information.

  • Awards Programs

    These events are by invitation only. Invitations come from the Counseling Office in May. Contact Counseling Office if you have questions.

    • Academic Honors Program Awards
    • Servant Leadership Breakfast 
    • Senior Honors Night 

    For additional information about community service and how many hours are needed to receive invitations to events, see the 'Community Service' section on the Counseling Office Website.Email Kristin Gresham if you have further questions. 

  • Community Service Logs

    Community Service Logs are due to the Guidance Office by Friday, April 17th .
    100 hours is the minimum requirement in order to earn a Community Service Seal.

    All students will be recognized at Service Leadership Breakfast in May.
    Logs will not be accepted after the 17th – no exceptions!

    The log is available to download here or in eClass. Seniors can take a screen shot and email their community service logs to amy.cornett@gcpsk12.org

    For additional information about community service and how many hours are needed to receive invitations to events, see Community Service Information.  See Ms. Cornett in the counseling office for more details. 

  • Final Transcripts

    Colleges require students to submit a copy of their final transcript form at the end of their senior year.
    Students need to stop by the counseling office in April or May to fill out their transcript request. Final transcripts can be picked up at the front desk over the summer. See Ms. Cornett in the counseling office for more details. 

  • Graduation Ceremony

    2021 graduation date: TBA