Finals & Graduation Rehearsal
Wednesday, May 22nd is the Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal and Senior Breakfast.(9:00am-12:00pm) Please check with your instructors regarding your finals schedule in advance to avoid a conflict in scheduling. If necessary, make arrangements with your instructor to take any Wednesday morning exams on an earlier day. Thank you.
The 2013 Senior Class announces Commencement Exercises on:
Friday, May 24, 2013 at 7:00pm- 9:00pm - Doors open to guests at 6:15pm.
First United Methodist Church, 420 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Please note: Tickets are required for this event and are currently available in the Attendance office, room 414A. Tickets will only be given to graduates who have no holds or fees due on their account.
All graduates who are walking in the ceremony MUST be at the First United Methodist Church by 5:45pm. Meet downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. Please wear dress clothes. No jeans with holes or flip flops.
Pick-Up Caps & Gowns at CSEC
A new shipment of Cap & Gowns orders, as well as, all remaining announcement & accessory orders are now available for pick-up in the Academic Office (Room 421). Please pick-up these items up as soon as possible. If you plan to walk in the ceremony, you are REQUIRED to have a cap & gown. If you have not yet ordered, you MUST contact Joe Adducci at Jostens and order immediately! (719) 633-8228 Please Visit the following website to complete your order: www.pikespeakgrad.com
Senior Year Timeline
Senior Questionnaire - Due April 2, 2013. Return to Mrs. Carter in room 421.
Senior Graduation Checklist
Graduation Registration Form
Graduation Registration Form (Webform)
Senior Personal Ad for Yearbook
Important Dates and Information
All Seniors MUST fill out a Graduation Registration Form (link above), even if you are planning on returning to CSEC next year. Return the form to the Academic Office in room 421 or submit the online webform (link above).
- 4/2/13 - Deadline to submit Senior Questionnaire Form.
- 5/4/13- Junior/Senior Prom - Sunbird Restaurant 7:30pm-11:00pm. Formal attire. Ticket cost is $50.00 per person until May 3rd and $60.00 at the door. This year's Prom theme is "A Night Under the Stars". Tickets may be purchased in Suite E from Darlisse Rivera. A dress code contract must be signed prior to ticket purchase.
- 5/22/13- Senior Breakfast & Mandatory graduation rehearsal for all walking graduates - First United Methodist Church, 9:00am - 11:45am. Meet downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
- 5/24/13- Graduation Ceremony - 7:00pm at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada - All graduates who are walking must be at FUMC by 5:45pm (meet downstairs in the Fellowship Hall). Doors will open to guests at 6:15pm (tickets are required).
Valedictorian/Salutatorian Selection Criteria
The Valedictorian and Salutatorian are selected each year from the graduating class. The Valedictorian ranks first in scholarship and is considered the top student of his/her class; the Salutatorian ranks second in scholarship and is considered the second highest student in his/her class. Criteria are based primarily on cumulative GPA, but the number of college credits earned and scores on ACT tests are also considered at mid-3rd quarter of the graduating year. Thus, more than one student may qualify for the valedictorian and salutatorian distinctions.
The following point system will be used to determine valedictorian/salutatorian:
Cumulative GPA shall be determined at the end of the 1st semester of the graduating year. The top ten approved CSEC graduates shall be ranked by GPA and given the following point values. 1st: 30 points; 2nd: 27 points; 3rd: 24 points; 4th: 21 points; 5th: 18 points; 6th: 15 points; 7th: 12 points; 8th: 9 points; 9th; 6 points; and 10th: 3 points.
The number of high school and college credits earned, demonstrating a grade 70% or higher, taken by the top ten GPA CSEC graduates shall be determined at the mid-3rd quarter of the graduating year. The following point values will be awarded. 1st: 20 points; 2nd: 18 points; 3rd: 16 points; 4th: 14 points; 5th: 12 points; 6th: 10 points; 7th: 8 points; 8th: 6 points; 9th; 4 points; and 10th: 2 points.
The top score on the ACT tests earned by the top ten GPA approved CSEC graduates shall be determined at mid-3rd quarter of the graduating year. Due to deadlines, the last ACT score to be considered for this honor is a February score. (However, any potential graduating Jr. will need to have their ACT results turned in by February). The following point values will be awarded: 1st: 10 points; 2nd: 9 points; 3rd: 8 points; 4th: 7 points; 5th: 6 points; 6th: 5 points; 7th: 4 points; 8th: 3 points; 9th: 2 points; 10th: 1 point.
The point totals from the above three categories will be used to determine Valedictorian and Salutatorian. The Academic Dean and the Academic Advisors will meet with the qualifying students after the 3rd quarter of their graduating year to inform them of their honor and to begin preparing for graduation.