Your Senior Year

Commitment - Taking Action to Make it Happen

  • Enroll in a solid academic course load. Take Honors and AP classes when possible.
  • Realize that attendance and tardies still matter. Colleges and future employers will often evaluate your commitment and dedication based on number of absences as well as grades.
  • Check credits for graduation.
  • Retake the ACT in September or October, if necessary.
  • Be ready to apply to 3-6 colleges no later than November.
  • Submit college applications a minimum of two weeks in advance of deadlines. Make copies of all application materials for your records.
  • Attend presentations made by visiting college representatives in the College & Career Center. Take time to talk with representatives, particularly from colleges where you plan to apply.
  • Re-visit or visit colleges as needed. Do not make a college decision without first visiting the campus.
  • Complete FAFSA forms after January 1st, preferably no later than February 15th.
  • Students planning on joining the military must take an ASVAB test.
  • Research scholarship opportunities. Apply for scholarships.
  • By May 1st, make your final college choice and give an admission deposit to the one school you will attend.   Decline in writing the offers from all other schools.
  • Complete the appropriate paperwork for your chosen school--housing, extra financial aid forms, etc.
  • Write thank you notes to individuals who wrote letters of recommendation for you.
  • Finish your senior year with the same commitment you have shown in previous years.


Grade Level Parent Programs
2021 Open House Presentation

2021-22 Senior Calendar Coming Soon

September 7 - 10, 2021: Senior Discover You

September 9, 2021: College Financial Aid Q&A
7:00 DGS Auditorium
Financial Aid Q & A Power Point Presentation
Financial Aid Q & A Video

January 13, 2022: Conquering College Costs
6:30 p.m.  Auditorium

TBD: Cap & Gown Distribution
2:30 p.m. Auditorium Lobby

TBD: Senior Awards
7:00 p.m. Auditorium

TBD: Panoramic Picture & Graduation Practice

TBD: Senior Prom

May 20, 2022: Graduation
7:00 p.m.