Senior Parent Info

Green Graduation Cap Clip Art drawing free image

Awards Day - TBA May 2021

Class Night - TBA May 2021

Graduation Ceremony - TBA May 2021

Cap & Gown Ordering
- Herff Jones, contact Mrs. Thompson for more info

Graduation Supplies - Herff Jones, contact Mrs. Thompson for more info

CATA Awards – if you attended CATA for 1 year or more, send your name and address to CATA Counselor Diane Barnett Students wear their cap and gown and receive awards at the CATA ceremony the week before graduation. Click here to watch the informational video.

Senior Prom - tba

Grades, GPA, and Class Rank – GPA is calculated using foreign language and core classes taken by the student. Rank is calculated with grades from 9th- 12th grade and will include semester 2 of senior year. Rank is released in May. The top 20% of the senior class is also recognized for their hard work.

College Admission & Scholarship Applications – Students can apply to more than one college. Apply for free during College Application Week (October). Students should search for scholarships. Click the Scholarship tab on the left for more info.

Ordering your transcript – All transcripts are sent through a website called Parchment. Create an account using a personal email address.

Sending test scores – Test scores can be sent using parchment just like sending transcripts.

Recommendation Letters - When choosing  a recommender, think of people who know you closely and for a longer period of time. People to think of would be a coach, teacher, pastor, youth leader, club sponsor, counselor, employer, etc. Give a copy of you resume or list of activities and awards to the person you are requesting a letter from. Tell the person the reason for the rec letter and if possible a description of what you are applying for. Give the person writing your recommendation letter PLENTY OF TIME to write the letter and get it back to you. Rushed letters are possible, but should not be requested in that manner all the time. Send a thank you note to the person you wrote you the letter.  

FAFSA Completion – All college-bound students MUST complete the FAFSA. Even if you think you do not qualify for Pell grant money, colleges require the FAFSA for students. The FAFSA application must be renewed every year so keep your login and password in a safe place!

Community Service Diploma Seals – Optional seal on your diplomas, 100 hours, click the community service tab for more info.

Expenses for Senior Year
Graduation supplies
Cap, gown, diploma
Yearbook Ads
Senior T-shirt
Senior Portaits
Debt List – pay any outstanding fees owed to the school prior to graduation.
College Admission Fees – Most colleges can be applied to for free during College Application Week (October)
ACT fees if retaking the test – fee waivers are available; request one in Google Classroom

Notice of Non-discrimination

The Cullman County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

April Tucker (Title IX Coordinator)

PO Box 1590

Cullman, AL 35056

Tiffanye Mitchell (504 Coordinator)

17600 US Hwy 31 N

Cullman, AL 35058


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