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Seniors: Need to Know

Senior FAQs


How many credits do I need to graduate?

  • 28

What are the requirements for becoming an honor graduate? 

  • These are the requirements for earning an honor stole: 
    • Gold Honor Stoles – 3.93 (+) GPA
    • Summa Cum Laude – 4.40 (+) GPA
    • Magna Cum Laude – 4.18 – 4.39 GPA
    • Cum Laude – 3.93 – 4.17 GPA

What cords do I have a possibility of earning for graduation?

  • Academy Cords and Honor Society Cords are allowed to be worn with graduation regalia. These include:
    • Gold Cords – National Honor Society – 3.75 (+) GPA
    • Purple/White Cords – National Technical Honor Society – 3.50 (+) GPA
    • Multicolored Cords – National Art Honor Society
    • White Cords – Graduate of the Health Science Academy at SDHS
    • Navy Cords – Graduate of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Academy at SDHS
    • Green Cords – Graduate of the Business and Marketing Academy at SDHS
    • Orange Cords – Graduate of the Microsoft Imagine Academy at SDHS
    • Teal Cords – Graduate of the Agricultural Sciences Academy at SDHS

Who do I contact to order a cap and gown? 

  • Cap and Gowns are ordered through Jostens. You can purchase a set at jostens.com. The typical cost is around $50.00. 
  • Order early if you can. This gives you the opportunity to set up payment plans; price does increase after a certain date. 
  • Mrs. Howell can assist you if you have questions. 

Who do I contact about senior portraits? 

  • Senior Portraits are done through Prestige, a division of Lifetouch. 
  • Mrs. Howell can assist you if you have questions. 

Who do I contact about ordering a yearbook?

  • Yearbooks are ordered through Jostens. You can purchase online at jostens.com.
  • Order early if you can. This gives you the opportunity to set up payment plans and have a lower price. The price increases in increments throughout the year.
  • Mrs. Howell or Ms. Holt can assist you if you have questions.