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Class of 2015 Graduation Parent Meeting March 26, 2015.

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1 Class of 2015 Graduation Parent Meeting March 26, 2015

2 ARAR We ARe working towARds……… Saturday, May 30, :00am North Charleston Coliseum

3 Don’t stop checking  Grades  Attendance  Announcements  Balances  Credits required

4 We’re still on Ashley Ridge High School Swamp Guide &

5 More than 5 absences in a semester class and/or more than 10 absences in a year-long class will be denied credit Includes: UNEXCUSED EXCUSED PARENT NOTES Medical Notes do not count towards denial of credit

6 Friday, May 1 st Denial of Credit letters will be mailed home Friday, May 1 st by Friday, May 8 th Letters of appeal are due to Mrs. Radcliffe by Friday, May 8 th Late appeals cannot and will not be accepted!

7 For failed course(s) needed for graduation Cost $ Mon, May 18 th - Tues, May 26 th at 5:00 PM Limited time to recover units NOT a suggested method of earning credits

8 Last full day of school for seniors is Friday, May 15 th Friday, May 15 th

9 Exempt if *: Overall 85 average No unexcused absences * NO AP course or course with a state-mandated End-of-Course (EOC) Exam or Quality Core Exam may be exempted. EOC Courses are English 1, Algebra 1, Elem Algebra Tech 2, Biology, US History. Quality Core Courses include English 4, Chemistry, Algebra 2, Geometry, and Physics. Monday, May 18 – Friday, May 22

10  English 4: April 30 th & May 1 st  Chemistry: May 4 th & 5 th  Physics: May 5 th  Geometry: May 8 th & 11 th  Algebra 2: May 14 th & 15 th

11 If your son or daughter has had Perfect Attendance for 12 years, let Mrs. Radcliffe know ASAP so they can be recognized during the graduation ceremony

12  Bring copies of admission decision letters from ALL colleges you applied  Accepted  Denied  Wait-listed  Offered Bridge Program

13  Bring copies of ALL scholarship letters & awards offered  Anything with a $ on it  Even ones you will not accept  Financial Award Letters from colleges  Scholarships  Awards  Recognitions

14  Let us know if you have decided to serve in the US Armed Forces so you can be recognized for this commitment

15 Wednesday, May 6, :30pm ARHS Auditorium Invitations will be mailed by Tuesday, April 28 th Information must be received by:  April 24 th to be announced at Senior Awards Night  May 11 th to be included in the graduation program

16 Balances can be seen on PowerSchool May be paid to Mrs. Russell in the front office May pay online from ARHS website Must be PAID IN FULL prior to graduation Students will not participate in the graduation ceremony if they have outstanding debts

17 Wednesday, May 27, :00 am ARHS Auditorium Complete Post-Secondary Plans Form Pick up report card Final report card must be presented to receive cap and gown AFTER practice

18 Graduation Practice in the Ashley Ridge High School Auditorium Ashley Ridge High School Auditorium MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICE IS MANDATORY IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON PARTICIPATING IN THE CEREMONY NO PRACTICE = NO CEREMONY

19 Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Distinguished Honor Graduates and Honor Graduates recipients of the Diploma of Distinction will be announced GPA and Rank cannot be given out until the week after graduation Students will be assigned specific rows We will walk through the entire procession

20 Distributed at the end of practice in the mini-gym Must show final report card to receive cap and gown Obligations must be cleared before receiving final report card Only students who meet graduation requirements will receive cap and gown Jostens will be in the mini-gym for last minute issues

21 Students only need to order a cap and gown for graduation  Click on “Graduation Orders”  Type in Ashley Ridge High School  Cap and gown order is at very bottom  Cost is $64.00 right now but will increase

22  Jostens will distribute graduation supplies on Wed, April 8 th  Supplies distributed will include: invitations, name cards, thank you note cards, etc.  Outstanding balances to Jostens must be cleared prior to delivery

23 Students not eligible to graduate or participate may pick up their cap & gown Mon, June 1 st in Mrs. Radcliffe’s office Students who do not wish to participate in graduation may pick up their diploma Mon, June 1 st in Mrs. Radcliffe’s office

24 Blessing of the Graduates Sponsored by the Summerville Ministerial Association Thursday, May 28, :00 pm Old Fort Baptist Church

25 No assigned seating so students may sit with their friends Should wear cap and gown

26 If you are NOT going to participate in the graduation ceremony, let Mrs. Radcliffe know ASAP If you have a difficult name, see Ms. Gammons to ensure she pronounces the name correctly

27 no later than 9:15 am Graduates should be robed and ready to line up in the tunnel of the coliseum no later than 9:15 am (late arrivals will not be allowed to participate) Will begin promptly at 10:00 am Lasts approximately an hour and forty-five minutes Limited handicap seating available No limit to the number of guests allowed

28 Will receive an empty diploma cover as they cross the stage Will receive diploma at the end of the ceremony during the recessional

29 The expectation is one of respect This is a ceremony not a sporting event Understand if you cause a disruption during the ceremony, a North Charleston Police Officer has the authority to arrest you for disorderly conduct

30 The same is true for graduates and members of the audience Everyone has the right to hear their name and not loud boisterous cheering No horns, shakers, bells, vuvuzelas, or noisemakers of any type will be allowed

31 Males – Dress shirt, tie, dress slacks, dress shoes and socks Females – A dress or skirt and blouse and dress shoes are appropriate

32 Jeans, head-gear, flip-flops, tennis shoes, exposed midriffs, halter tops, and t-shirts are not acceptable Be sensible!

33 Request delivery of your FINAL TRANSCRIPT to your college on Parchment.com Will be sent mid-June Let your counselor know of any new scholarships you receive If you are not attending college or enlisting in the military, let us know where you are working and if this is your chosen career field

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