Class of 2019
2018-2019 Senior Class Officers and Representatives
Seniors and Parents
Your senior year of high school is a culmination of 12 years of growth and maturity. The next 9 months will launch you into an exciting era where life will lead you to a two-year or four-year college, the military, or the workforce. It is the hope of the SHS family that you work to achieve all your goals to make that next step into your future successful and rewarding. This year will be memorable; therefore, take advantage of all that is offered to you during this part of your educational journey.
Seniors, please complete the Senior Awards Program scholarship form as you receive scholarships. Be very thorough with the information provided (name of scholarship, exact name of college, organization, or agency awarding it, and the amount). Complete a form for EACH scholarship you receive, whether you intend to use it or not!
Visit this webpage often to catch the latest news and information related specifically to you.
Please refer to www.balfour.com for information to plan your expenses for graduation needs.
Sylacauga High School does NOT organize or sponsor a senior trip!! If you hear of plans or meetings for one, please find out who is in charge and contact them if you wish to be included.
Baby and Senior Memory Pictures
The SHS Journalism Class creates a Senior Memory and Baby Video in honor of the Senior Class. Please send your pictures to the emails below:Senior Baby Pictures by March firstname.lastname@example.orgSenior Memory Pictures by May email@example.com
Please include one baby picture and one current picture from your senior year. It does not have to be a formal picture.
Career and Technical Education Cord Requirement
Students meeting the eligibility requirements for the National Technical Honor Society will be recognized at the Senior Awards Ceremony and may wear the Career and Technical Education cord at graduation exercises. These eligibility requirements are validated by the Alabama State Department of Education as an indication of achievement, over and above the requirements to earn a high school diploma. To be eligible for this recognition, a student must meet the following standards:
- Complete a sequence of 3 CTE courses in a pathway; Business, Health Science, Human Services, Engineering, or Technical Dual Enrollment
- Maintain a 3.5 GPA in those CTE courses
- Be a member of a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO), which correlates to the three courses in a pathway, at least three out of the four years of high school with one of the years being senior year.
Aggie Vols, Work-based Learning, Senior Project, or Internship may count for the third course in the series if the work matches the pathway. Only one credit of each of these classes may be used to complete a series.(Multimedia Publications may count as 2 credits toward the series.)
Seniors—Class of 2019
SCHEDULE OF FEES
Your senior year can become very expensive; therefore, we wanted to give you a schedule of fees early in the year to allow you time to prepare for these events and obligations.
Senior Portrait Orders
$25 sitting fee
Balfour Graduation Info Meeting and Cap and Gown Measurements
Class of 2019 Pictures (during Advisory), Final Day for Senior Formals (2nd Block)
Deposit due to Balfour for graduation expenses $60 or $100 (depending on order)
- graduation announcements - approx. $190 and up
- graduation supply cost (includes cap, gown, tassel, diploma and diploma cover) - $80 (mandatory Fee)
January 1- April 19
Balfour Collection\Payment Date
Late Fee of $20 is applied to Graduation Supply Fee (Make at least a $20 deposit before this date)
Make Payments to the Balfour Office
Cap and Gown pictures
Final Payment Due
(Cash or Money Order)
Prom picture packages
All debt obligations must be paid by end of the day on May 17 in order to graduate
Graduation Diploma Picture
Hopefully, this information will help you plan expenses for your senior year. Also, visit the school website under Senior Class News for additional information relating to graduation supplies and costs available through Balfour.