• Class of 2024 News & Updates 

     

    Senior Dues

     

    Senior Dues will be paid to 3rd Ascent (Click here to pay dues). Currently, dues will cover the ceremony, your cap and gown, Diploma, Diploma Cover, Commemorative Commencement Program, Graduation Practice Breakfast, and a host of other items.  These items are all covered with the cost and cannot be sold a la carte. If you require financial assistance, please contact your counselor for further information.

     

    I also wanted to take a moment to put a couple of dates on your calendar:

     

    • May 13 - Senior Walk @ Brookwood Elementary 8:30 am
    • May 14 – TBD (morning) – Mandatory Graduation Practice

    Location:  Denmark High School

    More info to come

    • May -16 Senior Walk @ Big Creek Elementary 1:00 pm
    • May 17- Senior Walk
      • Brandywine Elementary School 8:30 am
      • Midway Elementary School 9:30 am
    • May 17- Baccalaureate
      • First Baptist Cumming
      • 6 pm
    • May 21– 7pm – Commencement Ceremony

    Location: Gas South Arena

    Each graduating senior will receive 13 tickets. Tickets will be dispersed at graduation practice on May 14th.  

    • May 23 Senior Walk @ Shiloh Point Elementary 9:30 am
    • May 23 Senior Walk @ Piney Grove 10:30 am

    Please direct any questions regarding the Graduation Ceremony to Mr. Thurston Howard via email at thoward40@forsyth.k12.ga.us

     

    Medallions

    Senior students 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. . If a student qualifies for a medallion in multiple areas, they will receive a “pin” for each additional pathway. Students will only receive 1 medallion. 

    If you plan to apply for a Pathway Medallion in Spring, please note that the Community Service project is required this year.  You can use project/volunteer hours that have been completed for other service areas.  You will be required to document the work and hours completed and have the service hours signed off by the supervising adult (coordinator). 

    Please note the minimum hours required per pathway medallion:Advanced Academic – 10 hours

    World Language- 10 hours

    Fine Arts – 20 hours

    Career Tech – 40 hours

     

    Local Scholarships

    We have several local scholarships available to our senior students. Awards range from $500-$2500 and most are due between February-April. Scroll down here to take a look! https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=51301

     

    BigFuture

    Don’t forget to register for the BigFuture Scholarships! Earn entries in monthly drawings for $500-$40,000 by completing the six qualifying steps on BigFuture! Click here to learn more: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships

     

     

    Yearbook Purchase

    Reserve a copy of the yearbook by going to yearbookordercenter.com and typing in the school code #17396 or searching for Denmark High School. 

    The current price is $85.00.

    Graduation 

    Tuesday, May 21, 2024
    7:00 pm

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

    • Tickets will be required. Each graduate will receive 13 tickets. 

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

    Live Stream Link for Graduation: https://www.youtube.com/@GasSouthDistrict/streams

    Venue Parking

    Gas South District Arena charges a $5 fee for guest parking. Click here to pre-purchase parking passes.  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. 

     

    If you have any questions regarding graduation, please contact Mr. Howard via email. Thank you!