Class of 2018 Graduation Countdown

Attention Class of 2018 Families! This is YOUR information page. As we rapidly approach the end of your student's time at Chattahoochee, there will be a lot of news and information shared by the school and the PTSA. Please check this site regularly for updates. 

 

Click here for a list of anticipated expenses during senior year at Chattahoochee.

Click here to access the college visit calendar via the CHS Counseling Department.

 

IMPORTANT!!!!

CLASS OF 2018 EVENTS AND INFORMATION

Information about all events will be published as it becomes available. As much as possible, this list is ordered by the event's occurrence during the school year:

Senior Portraits 

Cady & Cady is the official photographer for Chatthoochee, and they must be used for the yearbook photo. Visit the Cady Studios Website to book your session, or call 678-951-0102. DEADLINE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE YEARBOOK IS OCTOBER 25.

Senior Activities

Senior Activities includes a number of events and perks for the Class of 2018 as follows:

~ Monthly Senior Treats during lunch periods.
~ Class of 2018 Kick-off Ice Cream Social
~ Graduation Yard Sign (distributed in May)
~ Senior Gold Envelopes (received by student at graduation)
~ Student PTSA Membership

 

The fee for Senior Activities is $50 Your purchase can be made online (visit the membership or for sale sections of this site), or print a paper form here.

Senior Yearbook Ads

The back of the Hooch yearbook is always dedicated to the graduating seniors. Senior ads are a way to specifically recognize your student and/or their accomplishments with a personalized message and select family photographs. You save money by submitting your ads early. Visit www.hoochyearbook.com for details.

 

Graduation Announcements

Order through Balfour. Students receive an order packet in early January and will have an opportunity to place orders during lunch in January. Orders can be placed online at this link.

Scholarships

Local and national scholarship opportunities are available in abundance. We will post some on the PTSA Facebook page. Check with the college & career center for opportunities. 

Senior Gold Envelopes

Give your senior a lasting memory on graduation day, a Gold Envelope full of notes from family and friends. Learn more by clicking the links below (note: this is 2017 info, 2018 info will be updated in second semester):

PARENT INFORMATION LETTER

SAMPLE GOLD LETTER

 

Prom 2018

Details TBA second semester 

Senior Trip

Details TBA second semester 

Cap & Gown

$65 Graduation fee payable to Balfour includes cap, gown, tassel, and diploma cover. Order online at http://www.gabalfour.com/

Graduation Adornments (collars, cords, tassels) can be purchased through each student organization, contact the organization staff representative for information.

Cum Laude (88% GPA), Magna Cum Laude (92% GPA) and Summa Cum Laude (96%GPA)  honor cords are made available for purchase in May at the school store. A list of recipients is available. 

Baccalaureate Service

Date/Time/Location TBA Spring 2018 

This non-denominational graduation service is celebrated annually for all interested Class of 2018 students and their families. Invitations will be mailed to all students prior to spring break. 

 

Exam Exemptions

2017 information (2018 info updated in spring 2018)

Seniors can opt out of a final exam in a class with no impact on their grade if they meet the following criteria:

1) An average of 85 or higher in the seventeenth week (GPA does not include honors points).

2) No more than four (4) absences from the class (excluding school activities and religious holidays). Pre-Approved/Excused/ISS-OSS/Unexcused absences are all included for senior exam exemptions.

3) No more than four (4) tardy arrivals to the class

4) Seniors with more than four (4) absences must have a grade of 93 or higher in the seventeenth week. 

5) Submit a completed Senior Final Exam Exemption form

Scholarship Offers

Student scholarship offers will be announced during the graduation ceremony. Students should retain information about all offers, not just those that were accepted. These offers will be collected by the counseling office in May.

Senior Exit Survey/Bridge Bill Law Activity

All graduating seniors must complete these two activities before May 5 in order to received their graduation tickets. Many students will have an opportunity to complete them during English class, but those who do not must make arrangements with the counseling office. 

Graduation Practice

MANDATORY FOR ALL GRADUATING SENIORS

Details TBA Spring 2018 

Graduation Tickets

Each student will receive 6 graduation tickets. Graduation tickets will be distributed during graduation practice. Students will not receive their tickets unless all school-related fines (library, textbooks, etc.) have been paid in full. For families needing more than 6 tickets, students will typically work with each other via social media or personal connections to reallocate tickets. Additional tickets will also be on sale in May at $10 each.

Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony

DATE/TIME/LOCATION TBA SPRING 2018

Attire for Boys: Dress pants, solid white or pastel dress shirt and tie, dress shoes (no sandals, flip flops, hiking boots or tennis shoes).

Attire for Girls: Dressy attire and shoes.