Senior Information

  • Senior Information

    Senior FAQ Sheet
    Graduation: Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 2pm at State Farm Stadium (subject to change) - tickets are not needed to attend 
    Schedule your Senior portrait for the yearbook with Grads Photography, by December 16th - this is free to our seniors and ensures that you will be in the 2023-24 yearbook.
    Call Grads @ 623.566.1082, Flyer or click here 
    Order by November 1st   Cap and Gown  
    Peoria Education Foundation's Scholarship Opportunities Click here for: Scholarship Sites
    Click the links below to order:  Order a Transcript

    Senior parents, the deadline for senior ads is due 2/4/24. Please purchase your senior ad for the yearbook using the QR code below.

    CLASS OF 2024 SENIOR TIMELINE

    This timeline is up-to-date as of publication; however, there will be additional events, and dates as the year progresses. Be sure to check your student email, listen to announcements, visit the Career Center, and check the SMHS Counseling website frequently throughout the school year.
     

    August

    • Meet with your counselor and review ECAP-be sure you are on track to graduate!
    • Register for ACT (act.org) and/or SAT (collegeboard.com) retakes for those who are interested in university admission and scholarships
    • Be thinking of your senior quote for the yearbook
    • Schedule appt. at www.gradsphoto.com to get picture taken at Grads for yearbook
    • Begin applying to colleges of your choice

    September

    • Reminder to schedule appointment for senior pictures at www.gradsphoto.com
    • University and out of state University students: finalize list of potential colleges and check application deadlines. Apply, Apply, Apply! (Do not wait for test scores)
    • Sept. 5th: Labor Day (No school)

    October

    • Request transcripts through  www.parchment.com
    • Order caps, gowns, and other graduation supplies
    • Oct. 1st: Complete university applications, especially out-of-state. KNOW DEADLINES!
    • October 9th: (No school)
    • October 18th college and Career Fair Centennial HS
    • October 23rd*27th: Homecoming Week
    • October 27th: Homecoming Dance 

    November

    • If living on campus for college, check housing deadlines and deposit due dates
    • Continue applying for colleges and universities if you have not completed them
    • November 11th: Veteran’s Day (No school)
    • November 16th: Early Release for MY LIFE DAY (Incoming freshmen event)
    • November 2oth-24th: Fall Break (No school) 

    December

    • Complete College Applications!
    • Reminder to order your cap and gown if you have not already done so
    • December 20th and 21st: Semester one final exams -- Early release – 10:20 a.m.
    • December 22nd: Winter Break begins
    • Mid0December FAFSA application opens

    January

    • January 8th: Second semester begins- SENIOR SUNRISE!
    • January 10h: Full Day-No early Release
    • January 15th: No school (MLK Day)
    • Complete FAFSA form if you have not already done so www.fafsa.gov. Most colleges have a priority deadline of mid-January
    • Begin collecting and submitting scholarship award letters even if you are not attending that college (submit to Career Center Specialist)

    February

    • Continue collecting and submitting scholarship award letters even if you are not attending that college (submit to Career Center Specialist)
    • Complete FAFSA form if you have not already done so www.fafsa.gov. Most colleges have a priority deadline of mid-January
    • February 1st: Deadline to place ad in yearbook
    • February 19th: No school (Presidents’ Day)

    March

    • Complete application to community college and take placement tests
    • March 18th – 22nd: Spring Break (No school)
    • March 15th  DEADLINE for submitting scholarship award letters even if you are not attending that college (submit to Career Center Specialist)
    • March 26th: Mandatory senior meeting/including senior survey.

     

    April

    • Begin preparation for AP exams if you are taking them in May
    • April 19th: Prom assembly
    • April 20th: April Break- no school
    • April 20th:  PROM
    • April 23rd:  Senior Award Ceremony
    • April 28th: Tutor and community service packets due
    • April 28th: Submit any final transcripts from outside the district 

     May

    • May 1st -May 12th: AP Testing Dates
    • May: Jostens cap and gown distribution
    • May 2nd:  Senior Walk at Elementary schools
    • May 15th: check out sheets dispersed.
    • May 16th and 17th: Senior final exams
    • May 17th: Senior Sunset
    • May 17th: Last Day of school
    • May 21st: Senior breakfast
    • May 21st: Senior check-out
    • Graduation May 22nd @ 2pm