Important Information for Seniors
Please Note: All males are required, by law, to register for Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. SS Registration Information: https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration
SUMMER BEFORE SENIOR YEAR:
If you haven't already, request your teacher recommendation. Ask them politely and in plenty of time. Give them your brag sheet.
Volunteer-Find something that you would like to do to give back to the community.
Taking AP's in the fall? Check the main page of the website for possible AP summer assignments.
Study for the SAT and/or ACT if you plan to register for a fall test before college applications are submitted.
Senior Portraits through Prestige in June, at AFHS. They will mail a flier home with your students date/time. Contact Prestige directly for rescheduling and questions. Make up session will be available in the fall at school for yearbook photo only (tux/drape).
July 1st: Pay your Senior Fee online payment portal opens.
All fees/fines must be paid before graduation. When you pay for your senior fee before August you ensure your senior shirt is ready for pick up at your first senior event. When using OSP, chose the t-shirt size that the student wears.
August 1st: Common App opens.
Check the application guidelines for your specific school of choice. Check in with your teachers to remind them about your recommendation letter. INVITE your teachers and your counselor to your Common App. Start working on the Common App essay before school starts. Research your school of choice application deadlines.
August 23rd: Senior Social, 11:00-1:00
Student Council and PTSA have organized a fun event with Food, Raffle Prizes, Games, your first official Senior Class photo and more! Pay your senior fee by August 1st so that you can wear your new Senior Shirt to the event!
August 25th: Parking Spot Decoration Day, 6:00-8:00PM
A chance for you, your family, or friends to decorate your parking space to celebrate YOU! *CHALK ONLY* NOTHING PERMANENT is allowed on the concrete. We will have a DJ, and Kona Ice will be available for purchase. Pick up your pre-ordered yard signs and parent t-shirts.
August 26th: Senior Parade-Before school August 26th
For Seniors and volunteers. Parade theme as voted on by the senior class is BEACH. Decorate your car for a chance to win one of 3 prizes. Arrive by 6:15 to line up, we will depart Apex Nature Park at 6:45. Early birds will receive a treat from Bojangles!
Mid-September: Unofficial Transcript
You will receive a copy of your unofficial transcript in homeroom. This transcript is before the re-ranking that takes place September 23rd. Check to make sure your current classes are listed. Any questions or errors contact your school counselor by September 16th.
A second copy of your unofficial transcript will be available in your homeroom after the re-ranking. It will be sent home through your homeroom class on Tuesday, October 1st . It is a great idea to make copies or put it on a flash drive so that you can use it often for college visits, scholarship applications etc.. This unofficial transcript is helpful when completing your Common App.
Remember if you are applying to in-state schools you also need to:
1. Order your transcripts through your CFNC account to ensure your FINAL transcript is sent to your college at the end of your high school career.
2. In-State applicants are required to fill out the NC Residency Determination. You will need this NC Residency Determination number for your college applications.
Some in-state schools have scholarship information on their individual websites. UNC-CH, NCSU, and Duke have highschool nominated scholarships that usually have an October deadline. These scholarships require a school nomination. If this is something you are interested in, research their specific scholarship pages on our student services website and contact your guidance counselor.
Watch those college application deadlines, if you are applying early. Early Decision vs. Early Action what is the difference?
September 9th: The AFHS Finanical Aid representative will begin weekly appointments with AFHS seniors and their parents. Appointements can be made by visiting or calling the Student Services office for the next available date/time.
September 10th: Senior Parent Meeting 5:30pm and Meet the teacher (Parents) 6:30pm-8pm
The PTSA will also have pre-ordered yard signs and parent t-shirts for pick up. Follow the Class of Parent FB page for PTSA details.
September 12th: Class Ring Order Day
Stop by the table during Lunch, listen to announcements for details OR save time and order online at www.jostens.com.
September 13th: Cap/Gown Order Day
Stop by the table during lunch, listen to announcements for details OR save time and order online at www.jostens.com .
October 1st: FAFSA opens.
If you plan to apply for financial aid, subsidized and unsubsidized loans or even merit/scholarships FAFSA could be required.
October 11th-12th: Homecoming Parade and Homecoming Dance
Listen to announcements for details on how to purchase tickets. Senior Fee must be paid before you receive your tickets.
October 23rd: Senior Portrait make-up day for Tux/Drape photo
Listen to announcements for details. $10 $15 sitting fee. For specific questions contact Prestige directly.
Mid-Year Graduates will be contacted regarding mid-year graduation information.
December 4th: Josten's Delivery Day: Class Ring/Accessories delivery. IF you have not ordered your cap and gown yet, order today while they are here. Auditorium Lobby pick up.
Some schools may request a mid-year transcript, if that applies to you then follow the guidelines below:
1. IF the student applied using Common App or Coalition App: Mid-Year Transcripts will be uploaded Mid-February (this will include senior year, semester one grades and re-ranked GPA.)
2. IF your student did not apply through those avenues and did use CFNC to send their application and the school is requesting a mid-year transcript: Students would log onto their personal CFNC account and request the mid-year transcript.
3. IF the student's out of state school is requesting a mid-year transcript and the student did NOT use Common App or Coalition App then they will request their mid year transcript through: wcpss.scriborder.com
Turn in ALL copies of earned scholarships to Student Services, even if you are NOT attending that school. Keep applying for scholarships.
If not applying during early decision/action, research your colleges regular application deadline.
Check with your specific school of choice about their commitment deadline.
High Schools only keep immunization records that are needed to attend NC Public Schools. Colleges have different requirements, therefore we recommend you check with your pediatrician to obtain a complete set of your immunization records. Your college will want a copy of immunization records before you are able to attend in the fall.
May 1st: National Decision Day for most Colleges.
Do not forget to let your other colleges know your decision.
Make sure you have completed your online Senior Survey, available as a google doc in March, see homeroom for details. Completion is required to receive graduation tickets.
Request Additional Graduation Tickets:
If you need 2 additional graduation tickets follow the directions on the AFHS website (beginning in March) to order. Additional tickets are only requested through the google doc using your STUDENT email address.
February 25th: Cap/Gown photos-These are optional photos in Auxillary Gym; $10 cash or check made out to Prestige Portraits.
March 17th: Cap/Gown and Grad Product pick up during STAR Lunch Auditorium Lobby.
March 23rd: WTCC will be in the Compass Studio to pre-register students for Fall Semester. 9-11am.
April 20th: Cap/Gown pick up during STAR lunch Auditorium Lobby
April 25th: Mr. Patriot 7:00pm in Auditorium. Tickets go on sale April 14th.
May: Latin Honors (Summa, Magna, Cum) students will be notified. There is a $12.00 charge for honor stoles. More info. TBA
May 9th: Junior/Senior Prom
Senior fees and all fines must be paid to receive a prom ticket.
June 5th: Senior Awards and Senior Send off
Parents of award recipients will be notified and invited to attend the Senior Awards ceremony.
June 6th: PTSA Baccalaureate Ceremony, 3-5pm Hope Community Church, Apex
June 9th: MANDATORY Graduation Rehearsal. 1:00-3:00 at the Raleigh Convention Center.
This rehearsal is required if you are walking at graduation. This is also where you will receive your graduation tickets.
June 13th: Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony 10am Raleigh Convention Center.
Detailed graduation newsletter will be given to seniors mid spring semester. WCPSS Graduation information.
Last week in June:
If you are applying to in-state schools then you should have ordered your transcript through CFNC. It should be sent automatically. Check your CFNC account to make sure it says Final Transcript 100% complete.
If you are applying to any out of state school, now is the time to request a copy of your FINAL transcript. You need to do that via wcpss.scriborder.com.
More transcript information can be found here.