• Class of 2023 News & Updates

    Graduation Speakers (apply by March 24)

    Any Senior who is interested in speaking at graduation will need to complete the following Google form by March 24. Students will be invited to audition based on the Google interest form. Please note that the Valedictorian and Salutatorian will not automatically be chosen as speakers.

    • Complete the interest form https://forms.gle/79kjC8VoASnSHNak6 by Friday, March 24th at 4:00 p.m.

    • If invited, attend auditions on an assigned day/time during the week of April 17th. 

    If you have questions about graduation speakers, please contact Mrs. Kim Geralds.

    Senior Dues (Graduation Fees)

    • Graduation fees cover all costs associated with the graduation ceremony including the venue,  cap and gown, stole, tassel, diploma cover, resource officers and EMT staff at the ceremony.

    • Graduation fees are currently $175 and must be paid online at https://www.3rdascent.com/.

    • Orders for cap & gowns placed after April 1 will be shipped directly to the student’s home  address.

    • All graduates who paid their graduation fees prior to April 1 will have their cap and gowns ready for pick up at school in late April (date to be announced).

    • Graduation Fee Increase Schedule

      • $175 until 4/1/23

      • $190 from 4/2/23 for the remainder of the year

    Yard Signs

    Yard signs must be ordered by March 24. Use this form to order!

     yard signs

    Senior Week

    It’s time to celebrate the Class of 2023!  Beginning Monday, April 17th there will be several opportunities for our Seniors to make memories and celebrate the upcoming graduation.  More information will come with specifics about activities and themes and how you can support the Class of 2023 and Sponsor a Senior!  If you have any questions about senior week activities please contact Mrs. Nelson.  

    Graduation Rehearsal (MANDATORY)

    Tuesday, May 16th, 9:00 a.m.

    • Will be held at Denmark High School

    • Practice is mandatory. Students must have their own transportation to and from practice.

    • All textbooks and Chromebooks must be returned; all fees/fines must be paid prior to graduation practice.   

    Graduation Packet

    At graduation practice, each student will receive a graduation packet which includes:

    • Four (4) commemorative programs. At the gate, guests will receive the ceremony agenda but not the full program. The agenda will include a QR code with access to the full-length program.

    • Medallions and Seals

    • Honor Tassels

    • Tickets to enter the ceremony.


    Friday, May 19th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

    • St Brendan The Navigator Catholic Church
      4633 Shiloh Road, Cumming, GA 30040

    • Sponsored by PTSO

    • For more information and to register for this event, click on the following link: Denmark Baccalaureate 2023

    Graduation Announcements

    Congratulations! Your GRAD YEAR is HERE!  

    It is now time to place your Class of 2023 Graduation Announcement order with and through 3RD ASCENT.  We are all proud of you and your accomplishments and sending graduation announcements is the perfect way to share the news and celebrate with family and friends.  

    To order your Class of 2023 graduation announcements, please visit www.3RDASCENT.com, choose your school, and then click on the Graduation Announcement Icon.  

    Graduation Announcement orders will be shipped directly back to your home. Order now so you can receive them with plenty of time to send them out! Please be sure to share this information with your parents or guardians. 

    If you have questions or concerns, either before or after your order is placed and delivered, please contact 3RD ASCENT. 

    Email:  support@3rdascent.com 
    Phone:  770-594-8155




    Sunday, May 21, 2023
    7:30 pm

    • Gas South District Arena (formerly Infinite Energy Center)
      6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097

    • Tickets will be required, and each graduate will receive 12 tickets.

    • Seating is “open seating” and first come, first serve.

    Venue Parking

    Gas South District Arena charges a $5 fee for guest parking. We will send out information to pre-purchase parking passes at a later date after we receive those details from the arena.  Students will receive a parking pass for themselves. All guests will be required to pay for parking.

    Venue FAQ & Information

    • Arrive early! Arriving early will provide you with time to park and go through security. Have your parking pass ready. If you prepay for parking, print your parking pass or have it ready on your mobile phone to present to the parking attendant.

    • Only clear bags are allowed in the arena. Diaper bags and medical supplies can be contained in non-clear bags but will be subject to inspection in a separate security line with heightened safety standards.

    • Seating is first come, first serve. The arena event staff handle all seating and will not allow you to save seats. If you want to sit together, arrive together.

    • Accessible Parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests with a valid disability license plate or hangtag combined with a parking pass will be directed to park in an accessible parking space, or the nearest parking space should an accessible space not be available. The individual to whom the disability license plate or hangtag was issued must be present.

    • ADA seating is available in the arena. Event staff attendants will be available to help you as needed and will allow one guest to accompany the person in need.

    • Following the ceremony, graduates will go out into the front plaza. Gas South will have directional signage for graduates to meet families by their last name - i.e. A-F, G-K, etc. Since graduates are not allowed to have their phones during the ceremony, make plans now to meet your graduate near the appropriate sign or somewhere off arena grounds.

    Attire for Graduation

    Business casual attire is expected for graduates. Graduates may NOT have any items with them on the arena floor (cell phones, keys, etc.). Graduates may NOT decorate their graduation caps. Students may NOT wear graduation cords or academic regalia that has not been approved and sponsored by Forsyth County Schools and Denmark High School.

    Cord Recognitions

    Students that participate in any of the following will have the opportunity to wear an honors cord during the graduation ceremony. 

    • Nationally Recognized Honor Societies w/GPA Requirements 
    • The National Honorary Beta Club  
    • GHP Alumni 
    • AP Capstone Diploma 
    • IB Diploma 
    • STEM Graduates 
    • Val/Sal Medals

    Medallion Guidelines

    Seniors are eligible to earn a medallion at graduation in the following areas: advanced academic, fine arts, foreign language, and/or career tech. To earn a medallion, students must be a member of an honor society and have completed at least 3 courses within their area of completion, as well as additional requirements located HERE. 

    Midyear Reports

    Counselors will be working to process midyear reports for ALL Common App schools once all first semester grades are posted on transcripts. Midyear reports should be completed by the end of January. If your student needs a midyear report submitted for a non-Common App school, have them fill out this form: https://forms.gle/L6ibeRFDMw36pkJJ6 and follow up with their counselor.

    If you have any questions regarding graduation, please contact Ms. Teri Schneider, our graduation coordinator. Congratulations to the Class of 2023!