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1 Cap & Gown Countdown Maynard H. Jackson High School Cap & Gown Countdown Mrs. Stephanie S. Johnson, Principal Mr. D. Murdock, Assistant Principal Ms. M. Gautreaux, Assistant Principal Mr. A. Danser, Academy Leader Mr. R. Foster, Academy Leader Mrs. S. Murrell, Academy Leader Dr. F. Paul, Academy Leader

2 Welcome!!! We would like to welcome you to our Senior Information Meeting. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -Members of the Senior Class Team Ms. Shayla Sumra & Ms. Symone Robinson, Senior Class Advisors Mr. John McCall, Visions and Commencement Coordinator Ms. Lola Azuana, Senior Counselor (A – G) Ms. Rebecca Ginsberg, Senior Counselor (H – L) Mr. Kenton Pope, Senior Counselor (M – Z) Ms. Arlena Edmonds, Graduation Coach Mr. Paul Guillion, Registrar Ms. Chelsea Smith, College and Career Coordinator Ms. Jacqueline Keeler, Prom Coordinator Ms. Adrienne Edwards, Yearbook Advisor

3 Requirements for graduation Successfully complete required high school coursework Take the End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) for all EOCT subjects EconomicsU.S. HistoryPhysical Science Biology9 th Grade Lit.American Lit. Math 1Math 2Coord. Algebra Pass the Writing portion of the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT)

4 Senior Attendance Seniors with 10 or more unexcused absences per class are in jeopardy of credit denial barring the results of a mandatory appeals hearing. Student Attendance Team Senior Counselors Mrs. Terriyln Rivers-Cannon, School Social Worker Ms. Arlena Edmonds, Graduation Coach Mr. Jeffery Holmes, Parent Liaison Mrs. Valerie Martin, Attendance Clerk

5 Senior Information Night Kickoff Thursday, September 25 th at 6 p.m. Guidance Counselors we be available to conference with each senior parents regarding student status and progress towards graduation. Please come out to discuss: Requirements for graduation Graduation projection summary Course credit status Required community service hours status Required testing status

6 Community Service All students are REQUIRED to complete 75 hours of community service before completion of high school.All students are REQUIRED to complete 75 hours of community service before completion of high school. Community service should be completed and submitted by December 15 th.Community service should be completed and submitted by December 15 th. All records of community service should be logged into records of community service should be logged into or more documented community service hours will receive a service learning cord for graduation.100 or more documented community service hours will receive a service learning cord for graduation. Every student at Maynard H. Jackson High School can see Ms. Cindy Smith in the Service Learning Center to learn more about community service requirement and options.

7 Post-Secondary Options College Bound Center Program Activities and Components: College Admission Preparation SAT/ACT Registration Assistance Career Development and Advisement Program College Fairs Motivational Speakers Financial Aid Assistance Learn Self-Advocacy Skills for College Explore Assistive College Technologies Every student at Maynard H. Jackson High School can make an appointment with their counselor to meet with Ms. Chelsea Smith in the College Bound Center.

8 Senior Class Dues Senior Class dues are $ Deadline for payment of Senior Class dues is March 15 th Payments received by December 15 th will result in a reduction of $ Payments received after March 15 th will result in an additional late penalty charge of $ Senior students who have not paid Junior Class dues ($225) will be required to submit payment in order to attend the Junior/Senior prom or to participate in commencement activities. Senior students are also responsible for any fees associated with lost textbooks and/or uniforms, Media Center fines, and JROTC equipment. All student fees are non-refundable.

9 Senior Class Dues Senior dues cover expenses associated with the following: Cap and gown Diploma cover School Yearbook ($85 flat fee) Senior trophies and awards Decorations associated with the Visions of the Future Program Senior token of appreciation at Visions of the Future Programs for Visions of the Future Fees Associated with the Graduation Ceremony Printing costs and logistics for Commencement Graduation transportation Senior picnic, t-shirts, logistics, and entertainment Class legacy gift to the school Senior Picnic Senior Breakfast

10 Senior Class Dues Senior Class dues and/or fees may be paid in cash and money orders in the Attendance Office to Mrs. Valerie Martin at the following times: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. OR Online through the Maynard Jackson High School webpage Click “Quick Links” and look for “Pay School Fees Online” to make secure online payments. Keep a copy of receipts for your records and verification

11 Senior pictures Senior Pictures are scheduled for October 9 th. Must pre-register for an appointment to take a picture. You may either sign up at OR (800)

12 SENIOR Week ACTIVITIES May 18 th Senior Movie Day May 19 th Senior Awards Breakfast May 20th Visions of the Future Ceremony May 21 st Senior Picnic May 22 nd Commencement NOTE – Additional monthly activities are being planned. Be certain to see announcements posted in the building, on our Facebook page, or on the school website.

13 Important Senior Dates April 18 th Junior/Senior Prom May 11 th – 14 th Senior Final Exams May 18 th – 22 nd Commencement Rehearsal May 19 th Senior Awards Breakfast May 20 th Visions of the Future Ceremony May 22 nd Commencement

14 Visions & Commencement Dress Code LADIES Conservatively styled white dress Flesh-toned stockings (no patterns) White closed-toe shoes (2 inches or lower) NO STILETTOS Stud-styled earrings. For safety reasons, the Atlanta Civic Center is very strict about the shoe code. Your daughter will not be able to participate if the shoes do not meet these specifications. All students should note that NO flip-flops are permitted. GENTLEMEN Black dress slacks Black dress shoes White dress shirt Black tie NO SNEAKERS OR TENNIS SHOES

15 Visions & Commencement Logistics The Visions of the Future ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 20 th at 6 p.m. at Maynard Jackson High Commencement will be held on Friday, May 22 nd, at 10:30 a.m. at the Atlanta Civic Center Tickets Tickets are allocated based on final class size. Distributed along with cap and gown. Date contingent upon graduation rehearsal schedule and attendance. Diploma Distribution Diplomas will not be distributed on the evening of commencement but may be picked up at the school on the day after graduation.

16 Visions & Commencement Graduation is a privilege not a right. Seniors must complete all APS graduation requirements to participate in senior activities, the Visions and the commencement ceremonies, and to receive a high school diploma. Disruptive activities anytime during the remainder of the school year will jeopardize participation in senior activities including the commencement ceremony. Disruptive behavior during senior activities, rehearsals and/or during the ceremonies, failing to comply with the code of conduct and dress code will result in seniors receiving their diploma during a parent conference held with a school administrator in August Failure to attend and/or tardiness to graduation rehearsals will result in denial of participation in the graduation ceremony.

17 Senior Updates Would you like to receive updates about the Class of 2015 upcoming events and important datesWould you like to receive updates about the Class of 2015 upcoming events and important dates (678)

18 Become Involved! Are you interested in actively participating in planning, organizing, or implementing successful senior activities? Do you have questions or need additional information? Please members of our Senior Class Team Ms. Shayla Sumra – Ms. Samone Robinson– Mr. John McCall – Ms. Jacqueline Keeler –


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