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Class of 2024 Information

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News
Important Dates
Three Steps For Graduation
  1. Meet Academic Graduation Requirements
  2. Resolve All School Obligations
  3. COMMENCEMENT CELEBRATION AND BEYOND
After Graduation
 

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Graduation Ceremony RSVP is due by Friday, May 24th.  This also includes the ticket reservation request form.
All Seniors must RSVP for the Graduation Ceremony whether you are participating or not. If you have not already responded, please use the link that has been sent your your school email.  It is best to access the link via your school Chromebook.
 

Commemorative "Keepsake" Commencement Program
Every graduate will receive one (1) keepsake program for free.  For those that wish to share a keepsake program with friends and family, please use the District Online Payment site to purchase additional keepsake programs  ($2.00 each) by May 23.  (Upon arrival at the ceremony admission gate, each guest will receive a short-printed program that includes the order of ceremony agenda with a link to view the extended program online.)

Did you miss the Senior Class Meeting on May 23?

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Keep checking here for important dates as we work through the school year.

  • Oct. 19 - Senior Meeting - Advisory - Theater
  • Oct. 30 - Nov. 3 - Senior Week
  • Jan. 19 - Senior portrait and quotes to Yearbook.
  • Feb. 12 - Midyear transcripts sent to colleges
  • Feb. 16 - Senior Dedications for Yearbook submission deadline.
  • Apr. 9 - HSBP completed by now (Graduation Requirement)
  • Apr. 16 - Jostens Graduation Packet Distribution - during both lunches
  • May 8 - Deadline for Naviance College Data (this is used for the graduation program)
  • May 10-24 - Ticket Requests - (Form closes on May 24)
  • May 22 - Senior Class Meeting during Advisory in the theater
  • May 28  - Deadline to purchase extra keepsake Commencement Programs
  • June 1- Senior Prom (click the link for information)
  • June 10-11 - Senior Clearance Forms distributed via English classes
  • June 10-13 - Senior Final Exams
  • June 12-14 - Senior Clearance forms submitted/ticket pick up  at the Warrior Support Center
  • June 17 - Senior Breakfast - Great Hall
  • June 17 - Commencement Ceremony Rehearsal - Mandatory (10:00 am)
  • June 17 - Arrive to EW for Commencement by 4:00 pm
  • June 17 - Commencement Ceremony - 6:30 pm

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1. MEET ACADEMIC GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

High School Credit Requirements

Edmonds School District and Washington State require 24 credits to graduate earn a high school diploma:
  • Art - 1.0 Credits
  • English - 4.0 Credits
  • Social Studies - 3.5 Credits
  • Math - 3.0 Credits
  • Science - 3.0 Credits
  • Health - 0.5 Credits
  • Fitness (PE) - 1.5 Credits
  • Career & Technical Education - 1.5 Credits
  • Personal Finance - 0.5 Credits
  • General Electives - 5.5 Credits

Graduation Pathway Options (at EWHS)

Edmonds School District and Washington State require graduates to meet a Graduation Pathway options to show master in English and Math:
  • College in the High School or Running Start courses
  • Dual-credit exams: i.e. IB = 4+  
  • Dual-credit courses: i.e.: IB = Earn C+ minimum grade both semesters
  • State assessments: Smarter Balanced: ELA = 2548; Math = 2595 
  • Transition courses (1.0 credit total): Bridge to College courses 
  • ACT (ELA = 14; math = 16) or SAT (ELA = 410; math = 430)  
  • Career/Technical Education course sequence (2.0 or more credits in a specific sequence)
  • Military Career Interest - ASVAB Exam (AFQT Section)

High School and Beyond Plan (Naviance)

The High School and Beyond Plan is a graduation requirement for ALL graduates.  This requirement cannot be waived.  Do not neglect this important requirement. 

  • Seniors check Naviance and complete all remaining tasks in your "Important To Do's and Tasks Lists"
  • The final task, the Senior Exit Survey, will be made available in the spring in Naviance. 

Need help?  Visit the Career Center or email Mrs. Christensen.

Edmonds School District Graduation Requirement Waivers

For eligible students, graduation requirement waivers are available.  Your school counselor will contact you if you need and are eligible for a waiver.  You do not need to contact your school counselor.
 
Each waiver option has specific eligibility requirements. Types of waivers:
  • Substitutions
  • ESD Credit Waivers - 2 Credits

2. RESOLVE SCHOOL OBLIGATIONS

Return all Textbooks and Equipment

During times when school funding is a challenge, turning in items helps our school (and taxpayers) save money because we will not have to purchase replacement items.
 

Pay All Fees and Fines

Seniors must also pay all outstanding fines and fees.  Payments can be paid online at this link: https://wa-edmonds.intouchreceipting.com/ 
Graduation ceremony tickets are held until all school obligations are resolved. 
 

3. Commencement Celebration AND BEYOND

 

Monday, June 17 - 6:30 pm: Edmonds Stadium

 

Class of 2024 Participation in Ceremony:  Open to all seniors regardless of credits earned.

Senior Breakfast

Plan to attend the senior breakfast on June 17th from 8:30 am - 9:45 am in the Great Hall

Mandatory Ceremony Rehearsal

Graduation ceremony rehearsal will be held on Monday, June 17 at 10:00 am in the Main Gym after the Senior Breakfast. Attendance is mandatory for all seniors who are walking. Please arrive promptly at 10:00 am. Rehearsal will continue until everyone is comfortable with the proceedings. We kindly request that you refrain from lingering on campus and depart immediately until your return time:  

Class of 2024 students, please arrive at the venue by 4:00 pm and proceed to the gym. 

For families and guests, gates will open at 5:30 pm.

Ticket Information

All graduates are guaranteed up to 6  tickets for the graduation ceremony, if needed. Please note that only students may collect their tickets—parents, guardians, and other family members are not permitted to do so.  All tickets are free of charge.

Tickets will be available for pickup in the Warrior Support Center June 11-14. You will need to have your Senior Clearance form completed in order to collect your tickets. No Senior Clearance form = No Graduation Tickets.

If you require additional tickets, you can indicate how many extra tickets you need on the Ceremony Ticket Request Form (The form link was emailed to every senior student on May 10).  Extra ticket requests are not guaranteed.

Stadium Seating and ADA Accommodations

Seating at the stadium is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with no assigned seating.  Your ticket grants you entry to the event.

ADA seating is found in the stadium between the north and south ramps. If you request for ADA seating for an individual and require another individual to accompany them, please include this number in the request.

Graduation Ceremony Live Stream Information

The Edmonds School District proudly presents the live streaming of all 2024 commencement celebrations, brought to you by the Mountlake Terrace High School CTE Communication Club, Hawk Broadcasting Network (HBN). The live streams will commence 15 minutes prior to each event's scheduled start time.

All events will be broadcast live and also archived for later viewing on the Hawk TV YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/c/HawkTvHBN

Graduation Ceremony Professional Photographs

A professional photographer will be taking photographs during the graduation ceremony and will be providing order/purchase information TBD. Check back for more information.

Graduation Ceremony Dress Code 

Our ceremony is focused solely on celebrating this important milestone in the lives of our seniors.  The purpose of our graduation ceremony dress code is to allow celebration of individual achievement while not causing disruptions or distractions from the ceremony as a whole. 
 
During the ceremony, students must wear the traditional cap,  gown, tassel and medallion package purchased from Jostens.  Gowns will be zipped closed during the ceremony.
  • Students must wear school issued cords and stoles.
  • Native American students may wear tribal regalia and items of cultural significance, augmenting, adding to or replacing the EWHS traditional package. 
  • Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students may wear flower/leaf leis as an item of cultural significance. (Respecting this cultural significance, we ask that students who do not self-identify as Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander refrain from wearing leis.)
Students may wear personally supplied cords and stoles and may decorate caps and stoles within the following guidelines: 
  • Must be school appropriate. (see the 2023-24 EWHS Student Handbook.)
  • The cap, gown and stole must remain in the original shape.
  • Cap decorations must be flat on top of the mortarboard.
  • Personally supplied items and decorations  must fit within the following categories:
    • Thanking a family member, teacher, mentor or friend
    • Recognition of post-secondary plans
    • Recognition of high school achievements and activities
    • Items of cultural significance
    • Your graduation year
Students may NOT add personally supplied  items or decorations that: 
  • Replace school issued items
  • Change the original shape of the cap, gown, tassel or stole
  • Light up or hang from caps or stoles
  • Are disruptive to the ceremony or detrimental to the safety and welfare of other students
Please do not wear spiky shoes!  Graduates will be seated on the turf field.  Spiky shoes will tear our turf, causing costly repairs.  If students wear spiky shoes, we will ask that they change their shoes. 
 

Prom

Senior Prom is Saturday, June 1st at the W Hotel in Seattle.
 

Parent-Sponsored After-Graduation Celebration**

**This event is a non-school event!

Tickets on sale now!

Seniors - get ready to celebrate at the 2024 Grad Party!  Join your friends and classmates for a night of food and fun. We will leave shortly after graduation on 6/17. All you can eat food, drinks and fun await you and your friends. Click the link below to get your tickets today!

https://ewhs-graduation-party-2024.cheddarup.com/

 

after Ceremony - OTHER INFORMATION

Google Drive Export

As you prepare to graduate from high school, you should be aware that all the data in your school Google account (Google Drive, Gmail, Blogs, Sites, etc.) will be archived in September, and you will no longer be able to access it.  Please read these Google Drive Export instructions to complete this task.

Final Transcripts/Diploma Certificates

Final Transcripts

When a student meets all graduation requirements and applicable requirement waivers are processed, we will be able to issue final transcripts that students may use to verify they have graduated from high school.  Final transcripts will be ready on the following schedule:
  • End of June - Student who have met all graduation requirements or have approved credit waivers by the last day of school on June 24, 2024. 
  • August - Students who are taking summer school classes.
To have a final transcript electronically sent to a college, students must complete the Senior Exit Survey.
You can visit the Edmonds School District Transcript/Diploma website for instructions about how to obtain transcripts after June 30 if you are not enrolled in summer school.
 

Diploma Certificates

Each year, we have graduates surprised that the diploma cover handed to them at graduation does not include their diploma certificate.  The official diploma certificates will be ready for pick up in late August from Edmonds-Woodway High School.

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Yearbook Submissions