• Senior Class


  • Senior Class Events

    The NGHS Graduation Date has been announced.....  


    Sunday, May 24th at 2 p.m. at the Infinite Energy Center




    All students will automatically receive ten (10) tickets for Graduation at graduation practice on May 22nd. Additional tickets can be acquired at the end of practice until supplies run out.   


    Please see the tabs to the right for more information about Graduation Practice and Graduation Tickets.



    Don't forget to pay your Senior Dues on MyPaymentsPlus.  

    If you have paid your dues and have not already picked up your Senior Shirt, please visit Dana Prewitt in Room 215! 

    If you have any questions, please email your senior sponsor- Dana Prewitt


  • Letter Jackets and Class Rings

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  • Order your North Gwinnett Class Ring, Official Graduation Announcements, & Letter Jacket now with Balfour. Whether you lettered in academics, fine arts, or athletics, we encourage you to order your jacket now! 

    Ring and Jacket information is available at www.scholasticimages.com

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  • 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.  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 Date: Sunday, May 24th at 2 pm

    Graduation will be at the Infinite Energy Arena (formerly known as the Gwinnett Arena). The ceremony will last around two hours.

  • Graduation Practice Date and Time

    Graduation practice will be in the NGHS Commons Area. Students MUST participate in practice in order to be able to participate in the ceremony.

    Graduation Practice is FRIDAY, MAY 22nd from  11AM until 2 PM.

    If you work, please go ahead and ask for those hours off now!  If there is some reason you cannot attend practice (make-up AP exam, serious family emergency), you must let Ms. Baker know as soon as possible otherwise; we will not hold a seat for you, and you will not be able to participate in the ceremony! Contact Kirsten Baker if you have further questions. 

  • Graduation Tickets

    Each family receives 10 tickets for graduation.  The graduates themselves do not need a ticket.  Babies and very young toddlers who will be sitting in somebody's lap do not need tickets.  ALL other guests must have a ticket to enter the arena.  Graduates do not receive their tickets until graduation practice, which is usually a day or two before graduation in the NGHS Commons Area.  This is to ensure that everyone who received tickets has actually met all of the graduation requirements and that they will be participating in the ceremony.  

    At the end of graduation practice, we allow students to stand in line to receive extra tickets if they need them.  Students receive one ticket and then go to the back of the line if they need another.  They can repeat the process until tickets run out; the entire process takes about 10 minutes.  We cannot guarantee the number of tickets that students can receive from this process; it depends on how many students need extras.  If you require further information email Kirsten Baker.

  • Senior Events *Breakfast * Luncheon * Dress-up days

    • Monday, May  --
    • Tuesday, May  -   Senior Breakfast before school in the Commons! Starts at 6:30 and will go 'til 7 am. 
    • Wednesday, May
    • Thursday, May   
    • Friday, May -Dress Your Best/ Future Career Day(Academic Awards ceremony is in the morning; this event is by invitation only.)
    • Tuesday, May  --Senior Letter Luncheon 11:45-1:00. College/Military T-Shirt Day.

    **Please note that the breakfast and luncheon are for seniors only and not for families.

  • Senior Letters and Luncheon

    This is our most important activity other than graduation!!  Senior Letters are positive letters written to seniors. The deadline for turning them in is TBA. They are delivered to seniors at the Senior Letter Luncheon (date TBA). INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADDRESSING ENVELOPES and the PO BOX NUMBER can be found in the link below:

    Link TBA

  • 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

    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!