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Important Information for Seniors

Graduating Class of 2020
Senior Fee:  The mandatory Senior Fee helps defray the expense of graduation such as location rental,
venue staffing, security, diplomas, diploma covers, etc.  (Please see the payment schedule in the sidebar.) 
Payment should be brought to the HS Office Manager in Building IV. (Cash or checks payable to Southern
Wake Academy.)   
Please note the following:  A student parking permit may not be purchased until the Senior Fee is paid in full.
Checks returned for ISF, or any other reason, will be charged $25 in addition to all fees charged to SWA.
Senior Day: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Two separate companies, both on campus on the same day.  One taking pictures, the other selling graduation products.
Jostens will be on campus to take orders for cap, tassel & gown units, graduation announcements, and other
senior products, as well as class rings.  A deposit will be required for orders exceeding a given amount. 
Jostens will only be on campus for  an hour and a half  to take orders.  Please watch for  information packets
that will be sent home and notification of details in the SWA News.  Parents are welcome to check-in at the
HS Office if they would like to assist their student with placing an order.  
Note:  If your student missed ordering their cap & gown on Senior Day, orders may be placed online at
Senior Portraits: LifeTouch/Prestige will be on campus to take Senior portraits (Cap & Gown, Tux &
Drape, and 1 casual pose) Prestige will require a session fee - payable by cash, check, or debit/credit card. 
The card holder must be present if a card is used.  Photo sessions will be scheduled, and appointment times
will be sent directly to parents by Prestige.
     Seniors should bring the following items for pictures:
          Girls - A non-collared shirt for Cap & Gown pictures, a cami or strapless top for Drape pictures,
                     and 1 outfit for the casual shot.
          Guys - A collared white dress shirt and tie for the Cap & Gown picture, a plain white T-shirt for
                     the Tux picture, and 1 outfit for the casual shot.
Graduation Rehearsal: Friday, June 5, 2020.  All graduation candidates MUST attend rehearsal. 
Time to be announced.
Graduation Ceremony:  Friday, June 5, 2020 at Meymandi Concert Hall, 2 E. South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601.  Each graduation candidate's family will receive 10 tickets for the ceremony.  The graduation ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm.
Important Dates
Senior Fee:
$100 if paid by 9/20/19
$120 from 9/21/19 until 12/20/19
$140 from 12/21/19 until 3/27/20
$160 after 3/28/20
Senior Day:  11/7/2019
Graduation: 6/5/2020 (Rehearsal & Ceremony)