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Class of 2024 Senior Information

TABLE OF CONTENTS

News
Important SENIOR Dates
Three Steps For Graduation
  1. Meet Academic Graduation Requirements
  2. Resolve All School Obligations
  3. COMMENCEMENT CELEBRATION AND BEYOND
After Graduation

 

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REMEMBER YOU NEED TO ORDER YOUR CAP & GOWN FROM jOSTENS.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Keep checking here for important dates as we work through the school year.

  • Oct. 19 - Sr. meeting - Advisory - Theater
  • Oct. 30 - Nov. 3 - Senior Week
  • Oct. 31 - Senior portrait and quotes to Yearbook
  • Jan. 26 - Senior Ads for Yearbook submission deadline
  • Mar. 1 - Deadline to order cap and gown from Jostens.
  • April 10 - Jostens Graduation Packet Distribution - during both lunches
  • April 16 - Senior Class Prom Meeting during Advisory in the theater
  • May 21 - Senior Class Graduation Meeting during Advisory in the theater
  • June 1 - Senior Prom at Rosehill Community Center, Mukilteo
  • June 6 -  Senior Awards Night
  • June 10 - 14 - Senior Clearance days during lunches in The Agora
  • June 17 - Commencement Ceremony Rehearsal - Mandatory (9:00 am)
  • June 18 - Arrive to Edmonds-Woodway for commencement by 4:00 pm
  • June 18 - Commencement Ceremony at Edmonds Stadium - 6:30 pm

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1. MEET ACADEMIC GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

High School Credit Requirements

Edmonds School District and Washington State require 24 credits to graduate earn a high school diploma:
  • Art - 1.0 Credits
  • English - 4.0 Credits
  • Social Studies - 3.5 Credits
  • Math - 3.0 Credits
  • Science - 3.0 Credits
  • Health - 0.5 Credits
  • Fitness (PE) - 1.5 Credits
  • Career & Technical Education - 1.5 Credits
  • Personal Finance - 0.5 Credits
  • General Electives - 5.5 Credits

Graduation Pathway Options (at LHS)

Edmonds School District and Washington State require graduates to meet a Graduation Pathway options to show master in English and Math:
  • College in the High School or Running Start courses
  • Dual-credit exams: i.e. IB = 4+  
  • Dual-credit courses: i.e.: IB = Earn C+ minimum grade both semesters
  • State assessments: Smarter Balanced: ELA = 2548; Math = 2595 
  • Transition courses (1.0 credit total): Bridge to College courses 
  • ACT (ELA = 14; math = 16) or SAT (ELA = 410; math = 430)  
  • Career/Technical Education course sequence (2.0 or more credits in a specific sequence)
  • Military Career Interest - ASVAB Exam (AFQT Section)

High School and Beyond Plan (Naviance)

The High School and Beyond Plan is a graduation requirement for ALL graduates.  This requirement cannot be waived.  Do not neglect this important requirement. 

  • Seniors check Naviance and complete all remaining tasks in your "Important To Do's and Tasks Lists"
  • The final task, the Senior Exit Survey, will be made available in the spring in Naviance. 

Need help?  Visit the Career Center or email.

Edmonds School District Graduation Requirement Waivers

For eligible students, graduation requirement waivers are available.  Your school counselor will contact you if you need and are eligible for a waiver.  You do not need to contact your school counselor.
 
Each waiver option has specific eligibility requirements. Types of waivers:
  • Substitutions
  • ESD Credit Waivers - 2 Credits

2. RESOLVE SCHOOL OBLIGATIONS

Return all Textbooks and Equipment

During times when school funding is a challenge, turning in items helps our school (and taxpayers) save money because we will not have to purchase replacement items.
 

Pay All Fees and Fines

Seniors must also pay all outstanding fines and fees.  Payments can be paid online at this link: https://wa-edmonds.intouchreceipting.com/ 
Graduation ceremony tickets are held until all school obligations are resolved. 
 

3. Commencement Celebration AND BEYOND

 

Tuesday, June 18 - 6:30 pm: Edmonds Stadium

Mandatory Graduation Ceremony Rehearsal

Graduation ceremony rehearsal will be held on Monday, June 17 at 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the Main Gym. Please arrive promptly, and do not arrive more than 30 minutes early. Attendance is mandatory for all seniors who are walking. Rehearsal will continue until everyone is comfortable with the proceedings. We kindly request that you refrain from lingering on campus and depart immediately. 

Class of 2024 students, on Tuesday June 18th, please arrive at the venue by 4:00 pm and proceed to the Edmonds-Woodway High School gym. 

For families and guests, gates will open at 5:30 pm. Graduates sit facing the audience in either a south set, or a north set of chairs. Graduates should inform their guests which set of chairs they sit in for best viewing. Once the ceremony begins, guests will not be permitted to move seats.

Ticket Information

All graduates are guaranteed FOUR (4) tickets for the graduation ceremony. Please note that only students may collect their tickets—parents, guardians, and other family members are not permitted to do so.  All tickets are free of charge.

Tickets will be will be handed out on Monday, June 17th at Graduation Rehearsal. You will need to have your Senior Clearance form completed in order to collect your tickets. Tickets are free.

Extra Tickets: Seniors who need extra tickets may go through the ticket line as many times as needed until tickets run out. Additional tickets are not guaranteed.

No Senior Clearance form = No Graduation Tickets.

Seniors who have not completed their High School and Beyond Plan Requirements (Naviance) will not e allowed to pick up their graduation tickets until tasks are complete.

Stadium Seating and ADA Accommodations

Seating at the stadium is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with no assigned seating.  

Students will know if they are seated on the north or south side of the field. They should inform their families of their seating location so families can choose seats for best viewing. Your ticket grants you entry to the event.

ADA seating is found in the stadium and on the field. We want to make sure everyone feels comfortable and included. If someone in your party requires seating that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please share their name on this form (and if they need assistance from a family member, please share the family member's name on that form). Only one person may accompany the person requiring ADA seating.

If you request ADA seating for an individual and require another individual to accompany them, those tickets are included in your 4 ticket allotment.

Graduation Drop-Off and Parking

Please view the image below to determine access to the parking lots, building, stadium, and courtyard. 

This image shows Edmonds Woodway High School, the sports complex, and adjacent parking lots.

 

Graduation Ceremony Live Stream Information

The Edmonds School District proudly presents the live streaming of all 2024 commencement celebrations, brought to you by the Mountlake Terrace High School CTE Communication Club, Hawk Broadcasting Network (HBN). The live streams will commence 15 minutes prior to each event's scheduled start time.

Graduation Ceremony Professional Photographs

A professional photographer will be taking photographs during the graduation ceremony and will be providing order/purchase information. Check back for more information.

Graduation Ceremony Dress Code 

Our ceremony is focused solely on celebrating this important milestone in the lives of our seniors.  The purpose of our graduation ceremony dress code is to allow celebration of individual achievement while not causing disruptions or distractions from the ceremony as a whole. 
 
During the ceremony, students must wear the traditional cap,  gown, tassel and medallion package purchased from Jostens.  Gowns will be zipped closed during the ceremony.
  • Students must wear school issued cords and stoles.
  • Native American students may wear tribal regalia and items of cultural significance, augmenting, adding to or replacing the LHS traditional package. 
  • Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students may wear flower/leaf leis as an item of cultural significance. (Respecting this cultural significance, we ask that students who do not self-identify as Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander refrain from wearing leis.)
Students may wear personally supplied cords and stoles and may decorate caps and stoles within the following guidelines: 
  • Must be school appropriate (see the 2023-24 LHS Student Handbook).
  • The cap, gown and stole must remain in the original shape.
  • Cap decorations must be flat on top of the mortarboard.
  • Personally supplied items and decorations  must fit within the following categories:
    • Thanking a family member, teacher, mentor or friend
    • Recognition of post-secondary plans
    • Recognition of high school achievements and activities
    • Items of cultural significance
    • Your graduation year
Students may NOT add personally supplied items or decorations that: 
  • Replace school issued items
  • Change the original shape of the cap, gown, tassel or stole
  • Light up or hang from caps or stoles
  • Are disruptive to the ceremony or detrimental to the safety and welfare of other students
Please do not wear spiky shoes!  Graduates will be seated on the turf field.  Spiky shoes will tear the turf, causing costly repairs.  If students arrive wearing spiky shoes, we will ask that they change their shoes. 
 

After the Ceremony

Families are welcome to gather for hugs and photos in the Courtyard. For the safety of all, please do not gather in the parking lot or on sidewalks. See the map above for the location of the Courtyard.
 

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after Ceremony - OTHER INFORMATION

Google Drive Export

As you prepare to graduate from high school, you should be aware that all the data in your school Google account (Google Drive, Gmail, Blogs, Sites, etc.) will be archived in September, and you will no longer be able to access it.  Please read these Google Drive Export instructions to complete this task.

Final Transcripts/Diploma Certificates

Final Transcripts

When a student meets all graduation requirements and applicable requirement waivers are processed, we will be able to issue final transcripts that students may use to verify they have graduated from high school. Final transcripts will be ready on the following schedule:
  • End of June - Students who have met all graduation requirements or have approved credit waivers by the last day of school on June 26, 2024. 
  • August - Students who are taking summer school classes.
To have a final transcript electronically sent to a college, students must complete the Senior Exit Survey.
You can visit the Edmonds School District Transcript/Diploma website for instructions about how to obtain transcripts after June 30 if you are not enrolled in summer school.
 

Diploma Certificates

Each year, we have graduates surprised that the diploma cover handed to them at graduation does not include their diploma certificate. The official diploma certificates will be mailed to you in late August from Lynnwood High School.

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