• Senior Class of 2023 Information

    We look forward to having a great senior year for the Class of 2023!  Information below is compiled to support seniors being informed about key events and opportunities during the senior year.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact your counselor, administrator, or submit your question using this link.

  • Senior Timeline of Events

    Below are key events during the senior year.  

    • July 6 - August 9, Senior Parking Lottery
      Seniors can enter the senior parking lottery during these dates.  After August 9, remaining spaces will be made available to juniors.  More Information
    • August 26 - Senior Social, 12-2pm
      The senior social will be on August 26 from 12-2pm in the AFHS cafeteria.  This will be the kickoff to the senior year.  The event will include food, games, and information on key dates for the school year.
    • August 28 - Senior Parking Space Decoration, 6-8pm
      Senior parents will have an opportunity to decorate their senior's parking space for the first day of school.  Chalk only drawings can be created in the parking space.
    • August 29 - First Day of School & Senior Parade
    • September 27 - Cap & Gown Orders
      Jostens will be on campus to take senior cap & gown orders for graduation.  More information
    • October 3 (Week of) - UNC System Virtual Open House
      The UNC System schools will be holding a virtual open house during the week of October 3.  More information

    • October 19 - Senior Portrait Make Ups
      Lifetouch will be on campus to take make up senior portraits.  More information
    • November 18 - Midyear Graduates Meeting
      Midyear graduates will meet at the beginning of 2nd period in the auditorium.  Midyear graduates will get information about their graduation ceremony options, exams, etc.  Contact Mr. Pittman (bpittman@wcpss.net) for more information.

    • January 26 - Midyear Graduation Ceremony
      Midyear graduates will engage in their graduation ceremony in the AFHS Auditorium starting at 6pm.

    • February 2023 - Senior Class Meetings
      Seniors will have senior class meetings in the first few weeks of the spring semester in order to receive information about graduation and spring senior activities.

    • Feburary 21, 2023 - Senior Cap & Gown Photos
      Seniors will have the opportunity to take cap & gown photos while at school.  These are optional photographs.  More information will be shared through homerooms in February.
    • March 6, 2023 - Senior Parent Information Session
      This session will provide parents with an overview of upcoming senior activities, graduation, etc.  The event will be virtual and a recording of the session will be placed on this page after the event.

    • March 28, 2023 - Cap & Gown Distribution
      Seniors will be able to pick up caps & gowns duirng their lunch period.  Distribution will happen in the auditorium lobby.  Questions?  Contact Ms. Colhoun (lcolhoun@wcpss.net).

    • Thursday, June 1 - Graduation Rehearsal & Senior Awards Day
      Graduation rehearsal & senior awards day will be combined for seniors.  This event is required for all seniors in order to participate in the graduation ceremony. Students must participate in rehearsal in order to get their tickets and participate in the graduation ceremony.  We will operate on this schedule for the event:

      5:00 - Seniors Arrive for rehearsal
      5:40 - Guests will be admitted to the gym for Senior Awards Program
      6:00 - Senior Awards Program
    • Friday, June 2 - Senior Send Off
      Senior picnic and fun activities.  This will start at about 10am and end at approximately 2pm.
    • Saturday, June 10 - Graduation Ceremony
      Graduation will be at 8pm on Saturday, June 10 at the Raleigh Convention Center.