Graduation

Cap and Gown Order Information

  • Your Herff Jones Representative: Carlos Courtade, email: cecourtade@herffjones.com 
    You can also order online: highschool.herffjones.com
    Mail the order to: Herff Jones, LLC 9630 Bruceville Road Ste 106 #389, Elk Grove, CA 95757
    Order by Phone: HJ service center, (866) 238-5336 or email: highschoolcs@herffjones.com
  • All checks need to be made payabale to Herff Jones
  • All cap and gown orders need to be submitted by March 15, 2018. 
  • If for some reason you will not be participating in the graduation ceremony, we will refund your cap and gown, excluding any late fees. Refunds must be submitted by June 15, 2018. 

Graduation Information

Graduation Rehearsal/ Senior Faire & BBQ @ EG Charter:
In order to participate in the graduation ceremony, students must attend a mandatory rehearsal to be held on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM. We will be reviewing appropriate dress standards, behavior expectations and the outline of the ceremony. At the conclusion of the rehearsal, there will be a BBQ for the graduates. You must participate in the rehearsal to be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Cap/Gown Pickup Day:
Caps and gowns will be distributed to students at the graduation rehearsal and BBQ on May 14th, upon successful completion of the rehearsal.

Graduation @ Sheldon High School Performing Arts Center:

The graduation ceremony will be held at the Sheldon High School Performing Arts Center on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM. Admission is by Ticket ONLY. Please arrive early as parking will be extremely limited. We ask that all graduates arrive no later than 2:00 PM. Please reference the Elk Grove Unified School District Graduation Ceremony Policy for policies and expectations. Students must have participated in the rehearsal on May 14th and have reconciled ALL outstanding books and fines in order to be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony. 

Graduation Tickets:

Each graduate will receive eight tickets so family and friends may attend the graduation ceremony. Tickets will become available after the graduation practice on May 14th to those graduates who have participated in the rehearsal. Tickets must be picked up no later than May 22nd from the office. If additional tickets are needed, they may be available after May 22nd. Please request additional tickets at the time of cap and gown pick up.

Diploma Pick Up:
Diplomas will be available for pick up at the EGCS administration office starting Tuesday, May 29th, between 8:30-2:30 pm. These items are single print only and will NOT be mailed home. If you borrowed a cap/gown/tassel unit from Herff Jones, it must be returned before we release the student's diploma. All fees, fines, books MUST be reconciled before any records will be released. (ex: transcripts, diplomas)




GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

EGCS diplomas are authorized and issued by Elk Grove Unified School District. In order to earn a diploma from EGCS, a student must fulfill all requirements as specified by EGCS, EGUSD, and CDE graduation requirements. EGCS issues either a comprehensive high school or a continuation high school diploma, depending upon the student’s diploma pathway and course completion. Regardless of the pathway all diplomas represent the completion of 220 credits. In addition, students must earn the speech and technology proficiency in order to graduate. Specific to EGCS, students must complete 30 hours of community service and a senior college/career plan while enrolled.

Students typically earn more than the minimum credits in any academic area. Extra credits may be used to meet the electives credit requirement. Per EGUSD board policy, students in grade 9-11 cannot earn more than 90 credits in an academic year and 12th-grade students may earn 100 credits in an academic school year.

Note: Any student planning to return to his/her comprehensive high school must meet and make arrangements with the comprehensive site to determine what classes are required for their re-enrollment. ISP teachers can and will aid in this process, but it is the responsibility of the student and parent/guardian to make the necessary arrangements with the school of residence.

COMPREHENSIVE DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS TABLE

COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

English

40 credits

Mathematics

(including Algebra 1 and math in senior year)

Option 1

Option 2

40 credits

AND

20 credits

30 credits

AND

30 credits

Science

(including Life Science or Biology and Physical/Earth Science)

Health

5 credits

World Geography

5 credits

World History

10 credits

U.S. History

10 credits

Physical Education

20 credits

World Language

Option 1

Option 2

10 credits

AND

10 credits

20 credits

of the

same language

Visual & Performing Arts

American Government

5 credits

Economics

5 credits

Speech Proficiency

1 credit or demonstration of proficiency

Technology Proficiency

5 credits or demonstration of proficiency

Electives

30 credits or remainder needed to reach 220 total credits

CONTINUATION DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS TABLE

CONTINUATION HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

English

40 credits

Mathematics

(including Algebra 1)

30 credits

Science

20 credits

Health

5 credits

World Geography

5 credits

World History

10 credits

U.S. History

10 credits

Physical Education

20 credits

World Language

Option 1

Option 2

10 credits

AND

0 credits

0 credits

AND

10 credits

Visual & Performing Arts

American Government

5 credits

Economics

5 credits

Speech Proficiency

1 credit or demonstration of proficiency

Technology Proficiency

5 credits or demonstration of proficiency

Electives

50 credits or remainder needed to reach 220 total credits

GRADUATION PLANNING

During the first ISP appointment, ISP teachers complete a transcript analysis and develop a graduation plan for 12th-grade students and outline a semester of academic course work on the master agreement for all students. ISP teacher are required to communicate the results of the transcript analysis and graduation/semester plan to parents/guardians, and students. Part of the graduation planning process includes the following:

  1. Determine a comprehensive or continuation diploma pathway (11th- and 12th-grade students).
  2. Complete a transcript analysis being sure to verify CAHSEE, Speech, and Technology proficiencies.
  3. Create a graduation timeline and semester academic plan.
  4. Register students in ISP or workshop support courses depending on the need of the student.
  5. Assign and assist with the completion of the 11th- and 12th-grade college/career project.
  6. Assign and verify students complete 30 hours of community service while enrolled.
  7. Students requesting to graduate early must petition to EGCS administration for approval (see ISP teacher or administration for details).

GRADUATION CEREMONY

EGCS conducts a graduation ceremony once a year. The ceremony is held in a traditional format and students are required to wear a cap and gown to participate in the ceremony. The ceremony is held at the end of the school year, typically during the last week of school. Regardless of when students graduate during the academic year, they are eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony. EGCS has a strong tradition of student speakers and performers during the ceremony. If students are interested in speaking or performing please inform the ISP teacher or the office.

Unfortunately, not all students will be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. Students who do not complete ALL graduation requirements prior to the ceremony will not be allowed to participate. Students who complete the GED or CHSPE are not eligible to participate in the ceremony. Also, students who receive disciplinary actions during the last 30 days of school may not be eligible to participate in the ceremony. Students with outstanding book fees and other holds will not be allowed to participate. Additionally, graduating students with holds will not receive their diploma or official transcripts until the hold is cleared.

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