• The Senior Strike - Class of 2019
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Urgent FAFSA Alert

  • CFNC has alerted us to some fraudulant activity happening with FAFSA completion.  FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and it is frequently referred to as the "Financial Aid Form."  Since so many seniors are completing the FAFSA at this time, please be mindful of the following tips, reference the link if you have any questions, and see your School Counselor if you have any concerns.

    • Federal Student Aid at the US Department of Education will never call and ask for money in order to provide an awards package.
    • Students will not be guaranteed more financial aid if they pay for a FAFSA completion service
    • All financial aid administrators on every NC campus are willing to assist students and families regardless of the college they will be attending
    • Please refer to CFNC’s “Don’t Get Hooked” poster for additional tips. 

Key Dates, Deadlines & Events for Seniors

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    August 20 - Last Open House!
    August 27 - Last First Day!
    September 11 - Yearbook ad best pricing purchase date.  
    September 17 - 18 - Senior Cap & Gown Order Days (all lunches)
    September 21 - Senior Cap & Gown Order Makeup Day (all lunches)
    September 24Senior Portrait Day
    September 28 - Deadline for ordering Yearbook at discounted price!  
    October 15 - 19 - College Application Week (click here for list of colleges waiving fees)
    October 17 - CCS College Fair - Cabarrus Arena
    October 25 - CCS Financial Aid Night @ Concord Middle School
    October 27 - FAFSA Day - Fill out that Financial Aid Form!
    November 28 - Senior Cap & Gown Makeup Order Day (all lunches)
    January 10 - Yearbook ad purchasing deadline.
    March 5 - Cap & Gown Delivery Day (all lunches)
    May 30 - Senior Awards Night @ 6:30 pm - CMHS Auditorium
    June 14 - Graduation - 12:30 pm - Cabarrus Arena
     
     
    Add the S3 Calendar feed to your smartphone for additional information about opportunities and important deadlines! 

Graduation Tickets

  • Can I leave tickets for a late-arriving guest to pick up?

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    Yes.  Tickets can be dropped off and picked up at the checked items window at the arena entrance.

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  • When can I get tickets?

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    Tickets will be distributed to seniors the day of graduation rehearsal in June.

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  • Can I save seats?

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    Seat saving is not permitted; parties can be seated once everyone has arrived.

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  • Will I have a specific seat?

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    No, tickets are general admission only.  Seats fill up quickly, so it is recommended to arrive early to keep your party together.

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  • I work for Cabarrus County Schools, do I need a ticket?

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    Yes, all graduation guests, regardless of affiliation will need a ticket to enter the arena.

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  • What about small children?

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    All graduation guests regardless of age require a ticket; small children will also be included in the ticket count for admission.

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  • What time should I arrive for graduation?

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    Due to the size of the graduating class, it is recommended that you arrive early.  Doors open one hour prior to the ceremony.  Although the ticket guarantees entry to the arena, it does not guarantee a seat.  

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  • What if I lose my tickets?

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    The tickets you receive will be numbered and unique to each graduate.  No duplicate tickets will be issued.

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  • What if I forget my tickets?

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    Tickets are required to gain admission to the graduation ceremony.  Without tickets, guests will not be admitted.

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  • What if I need more tickets?

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    Each graduate will only receive 10 tickets.  Although CMHS will not be issuing additional tickets, students can exchange tickets on their own.

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  • Why are tickets being issued?

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    The size of the graduating class and capacity of the arena are the driving factors behind the decision to issue tickets.

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Exam Exception Policy

  • Seniors will be able to exempt exams if they meet the following criteria in a course:

    1. Must have an 80 or above average
    2. Must have no more than three absences (excused or unexcused) prior to exam day (college visits count toward absences)
    3. Must have no suspensions (ISS or OSS) during that semester

    Other critical elements of the policy:

    1. State exams (EOC, NCFE, VOCAT) cannot be exempted
    2. Exemption is optional (qualifying students may choose to take an exam; the exam grade will be used only if it improves the student's overall grade in the course)

    AP Exams:

    1. Students in AP courses must take either the AP exam or the teacher-made exam (no exemptions)
    2. If a student fails to take the exam of their choosing (AP exam or teacher-made), a grade of "0" will be calculated for the missed exam and averaged into the final course grade (counts 25%)

Senior Documents

Last Modified on October 22, 2018