Attention Seniors and Parents. Please click on the link below to view important information regarding graduation dates and procedures.
Ordering Information for Graduation
Herff Jones is our official graduation experts. All orders must be placed through the company. Their contact information is:
Herff Jones, 6009 Dr. Martin Luther King St, N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703. Phone: (727) 381-7714
- The minimum graduation walking fee is $45.
- This includes participation in the event at the USF Sun Dome, medallion, and tassel.
- The Basic GradPAK is $72.
- This includes cap, gown, tassel, participation at USF Sun Dome, medallion, tassel, and 2019 Mini Tassel Keychain.
- There are other packages and individual items that you can order from the website.
- Please see your counselor if there is a financial hardship.
Graduation Information – Herff Jones
The Seniors had a presentation on Wednesday, November 7th @ 8:30 regarding graduation ordering.
- Students were given information about caps and gowns, graduation fee, announcements, etc on Wednesday, November 7th
- Herff Jones parent order night November 13th, 6 – 8 PM (come and go)
- Students can bring their order forms to Herff Jones representatives during lunch on November 14th
- If a student did not get an order form, they will be available in Student Services next week or at the parent night.
- Students must pay the graduation fee and order a tassel even if they are using a cap and gown from a previous year
- Students should speak with their school counselor if there is a financial hardship
- Continue to visit LOLHS website for information throughout the year
Quarter #1 Ends Friday, October 12, 2018
Seniors – Please make sure you are maximizing your work in all your classes. You can only have 28 Period Absences to be considered On-Track. The only absences that are not counted are Medically excused absences from a physician. Students who are deemed to be off track have the right to appeal their current status. All appeals will be process in the order they are submitted. A student can only appeal one time per year due to the off-track status based on attendance. All academic appeals must be submitted with a plan as to how to get back on track and a method to monitor their individual progress. This can affect Parking Permits as well as attendance to School Events. Please refer to your Student Code of Conduct.
Counselor Appointment Request click on link below.
The senior year is when all your plans must come together! It is the year in which students see the rewards of their hard work and planning.
- Set up a calendar for the year to record test dates, deadlines, college visitations, etc. Be sure to meet all deadlines established by the college.
- Sign off on your Graduation Plan with your counselor in September to ensure all high school requirements are in place. Adjust your schedule if needed. Be sure to discuss your grad plan with your parents.
- Review Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program requirements.
- If necessary, take the SAT/ACT in the fall.
- Check the school calendar for 3-4 day weekends for college campus visits.
- Attend College/Career fairs and financial aid workshops when offered.
- Ask teachers/counselors/employers/community members for letters of recommendation. Provide copy of your resume and allow at least two-week window for completion of letters. Remember to thank them.
- Check financial aid information and scholarship information in the Career Resource Center or guidance department. New scholarship information is posted all the time.
- Complete college applications by the end of October, if possible.
- Consider taking the ASVAB for military career options and/or career aptitude information.
- Bright Futures Scholarship: After December 1st, and prior to graduation, complete the Florida Student Financial Aid Application at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org
- Bright Futures Scholarship and Federal Aid: After January 1st, and prior to graduation, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- ESE students who need accommodations at post-secondary schools should contact the office of disabilities at each post-secondary school being considered to obtain information regarding documentation requirements.
- Complete any local scholarship applications at your high school and/or via the Pasco Foundation Website.
- If you are taking AP classes, check with your intended university on their credit acceptance policies.
- Consider participating in career shadowing or mentoring experiences through the career specialist.
- Notify colleges of your intention as soon as known. Early decisions carry some advantages.
- Take AP exams in May if you are enrolled in AP classes.
- Continue to volunteer for community service hours and give documentation of your hours to your school counselor for input on your transcript.