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Being a high school senior is a crazy time of life — so many things are often happening within a family, from after school activities, planning for what’s to come after high school, as well as celebrating throughout the year with school traditions like homecoming, prom & more.
We’ve put together the ultimate parent & student checklists to help you get planning early in the year and to carry you through graduation day (and beyond). We encourage you to print this off and keep it on your fridge to make sure you stay on track to have the best year and graduation celebration there is!
Download this graduation checklist.
Because you’re graduating this year!
Schedule your senior photos.
Don’t go through your senior year empty handed!
Select a class ring that suits your personality.
Pay attention to in-school announcement about Senior meetings and graduation planning.
Stay in the know: opt-in for updates, promos and special offers:
text GRAD to 70934
Want your class ring in time for the Holidays? Make sure to order by mid-October.
Get those senior pics taken!
Time to order! Get your announcements, cap & gown, thank you cards and accessories in advance!
Begin planning that graduation celebration.
You’re on track to graduate, right? Check in with your academic advisor now to be sure!
It’s not too late…order your graduation products: announcements, Cap & Gown and more!
Planning on having a graduation celebration? Create your initial grad party invite list.
Mail party invites & grad announcements three weeks prior to your party.
Find that graduate dress/outfit.
Pick up your cap & gown from your rep or at high school. Try it on when you get home!
Check out the grad resources and tips on our site here»
Get social: remind your friends and relatives of your special party date and time.
Begin collecting photos, momentos, awards you wish to share at your graduation party.
Help set up gift table, food tables, decorations, etc.
Distribute gifts for teachers, mentors and coaches.
Make sure your cap & gown is steamed and ready to go.
Make sure camera and phones are charged for the big day ahead!
Discuss with family and friends where to meet after the ceremony.
Assign someone to be in charge of photos and videos.
Balloons! Don’t forget the balloons (and yard signs)!
Thank you notes are sent out within two weeks.
Order ceremony video and photos
Receive your official diploma.
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DOWNLOAD THIS GRADUATION CHECKLIST AS A PDF
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75% of students with higher levels of school spirit perform above average
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