• Senior Class

     

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    The 2020 July In-Person Graduation Ceremony which was to take place on Friday, July 17th has been canceled by GCPS due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Gwinnett County.
     
     
     
    Diploma Cover Pick-up: Wednesday, July 8th.  There is a contactless distribution planned.  Please use the table below to determine the time you should arrive based on the first letter of your last name. All pickups will take place in the bus lane at NGHS.  Please make sure to create a window sign with your name and student ID number.
    Name Time Table
    If you are unable to pick up your cover on Wednesday, July 8th, you may pick up your cover during regular school business hours Monday-Thursday 8 am to 3 pm.  You will need to park, enter the building, and bring the same information that would have been on your sign (Name, ID number).
     
     
     
     
    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kirsten Baker at Kirsten.Baker@gcpsk12.org (or Click here).
     
     
  • Updates

    Important Final Transcript Update: Every graduate will receive both an unofficial copy and an official copy of their transcript, which will be mailed to the address in our system. There is no need to order one unless you need an additional copy. The official copy will be mailed to you (in a sealed envelope) along with your diploma in June and it is your responsibility to send that to your college. We will not be sending final transcripts through Naviance.
     
     
    In Person Graduation Ceremony:  Friday, July 17th  8:30am at the Infinite Energy Arena
    *** In person graduation ceremonies will take place only if current guidelines and regulations allow.
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    Below are the theme days for Senior Week!    Take a Pic and Tag @north.seniors2020

    #ngseniorweek 

     

    Theme Days

      More Info Here

    Celebration Decor

  • 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 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

  • Graduation Practice Date and Time

    There will NOT be a Graduation Practice for the In-Person 2020 Graduation Ceremony.  Please just arrive on time (7:30 am) to graduation and we'll prepare you at that time.

  • 2020 Senior Letter Changes

    Dear Senior Friends & Family,

    Each year, North Gwinnett High School has a tradition for the Seniors where they receive letters from friends and family wishing them well with their future endeavors. They will treasure these keepsakes for a lifetime. Due to current circumstances, we will not be able to distribute these letters at the school this year.

    We very much encourage you continue the tradition by writing a letter and sending it directly to the senior’s home address!

     

  • NEW!! Directions for Taking/Submitting Cap and Gown Photo

    Please click the attachment below for directions!

    Instructions for Submitting your Virtual Graduation Photo

  • NEW! NGHS Cap & Gown Pickup Directions

    Cap and Gown Directions

  • NEW! 2020 Graduation Flyer

    Graduation Flyer

  • NEW! 2020 Senior Regalia Info

    2020 Regalia/Cord Info

    Please see the above attachment for information on your cords.  Some cords have not been received yet by the school as manufacturing has temporarily been suspended.  Sponsors will be in touch with recipients to arrange pick up at a later date.

  • Cafeteria Refund Form

    Form Link

  • 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

  • Balfour Products & Services for the Class of 2020

    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!!  Here is the timeline for ordering announcements:


    October 16th--Seniors will attend a meeting with Balfour while the rest of the school takes the PSAT.  At this time, they are given a huge packet of information about ordering graduation announcements and other products.  The seniors NEED to take these packets home to their families to begin deciding what they will order.  At this time, you may begin your purchases online at www.gabalfour.com, via telephone at 770-614-9353, or in person at Balfour's Suwanee office, which is located at 2955 Horizon Park Drive, Suite D, Suwanee, GA 30024 (near the Movie Tavern).  Your orders will be shipped to school and delivered to students after Spring Break.


    October 22nd-23rd --Balfour will be on campus during lunches to accept orders from students.  You may still order online at www.gabalfour.com, via telephone at 770-614-9353, or in person at Balfour's Suwanee office, which is located at 2955 Horizon Park Drive, Suite D, Suwanee, GA 30024 (near the Movie Tavern).  Your orders will be shipped to school and delivered to students after Spring Break.


    November 21st--Balfour will be in the cafeteria during all three lunches to take orders for class rings, letter jackets, and graduation announcements.


    January 8th--Balfour will be on campus on January 8th to take orders during lunch.  You may still order online at www.gabalfour.com, via telephone at 770-614-9353, or in person at Balfour's Suwanee office, which is located at 2955 Horizon Park Drive, Suite D, Suwanee, GA 30024 (near the Movie Tavern).  Your orders will be shipped to school and delivered to students after Spring Break.


    February 14th--You may order announcements with NO PENALTY through February 14; these will be shipped to school and delivered to students after Spring Break. You may order online at www.gabalfour.com, via telephone at 770-614-9353, or in person at Balfour's Suwanee office, which is located at 2955 Horizon Park Drive, Suite D, Suwanee, GA 30024 (near the Movie Tavern).  


    LATE ORDERS:  Between February 15th and March 20th, you may still order announcements online; however, a late fee will be charged because these will be shipped directly to your homes.    These orders must be placed online at www.gabalfour.com; no other ordering options are available for these late orders.


    April---  On Wednesday, April 8th --Announcements will be delivered to students at school.  This is when some parents realize that they FORGOT to order them.  At that point, you really just have to order something from Snapfish or Kinkos or someplace like that.


    Graduation Announcement Delivery:  April 8th

  • 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 for 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 breakfast, senior luncheon, senior ice cream and yearbook social, senior t-shirts, your part in renting the Gwinnett Arena for the graduation ceremony, and other various odds and ends.  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 Test 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:  Some Georgia colleges will accept an electronic version of your transcript that can be sent through your GAfutures account.  Other schools require a sealed transcript requested from the school’s Counseling Office.  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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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. Blackwell in the Counseling Office by no later than Friday, April 26th so that we can include your information!

  • Things to DO during senior year

    • Fill out a Senior Profile form (in eClass).  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

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

    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!

    Senior Portraits:


    Senior Pictures are currently being taken at Cady Studios. Cady Studios is our official photographer, so senior yearbook photos MUST be taken with them in order to appear in the yearbook. Pictures must be taken by September 13 to appear in the yearbook. This is a firm deadline, so please make your appointments asap. Visit northgwinnett.com and click the link to Cady Studios or visit www.cadystudios.com to book an appointment online.
    Yearbook Ads- Senior parents always have the opportunity to create a personalized yearbook ad for their graduate. This year the deadline for creating and paying for the ad is October 31. There are full-page, 1/2 page and 1/4 page options. Please see the attached flyer for information about pricing and ad creation. The ad creation website is www.yearbookordercenter.com and the necessary school code is 1684.
    AGAIN- Important DEADLINES:

    Senior Pictures - September 13 Senior Ads- October 31


    You can make appointments online at www.cadystudios.com. You can direct any customer service questions to 800.547.6237.


    Ordering Yearbooks:
    1. 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.
    2. Deadline for ordering a yearbook is March 1st.
    3. 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!

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