Senior Year & Graduation FAQ 

Assistant Principal IB: Mrs. Marriott  smarriot@pasco.k12.fl.us

Assistant Principal Seniors Traditional: Mrs. Beerman   tbeerman@pasco.k12.fl.us 

Senior Counselor of IB: Mrs. Baker jibaker@pasco.k12.fl.us 

Senior Counselor Traditional: Mr. Moody  cmoody@pasco.k12.fl.us 

Student Council Senior Event Coordinator: Mrs. Hydes  shydes@pasco.k12.fl.us 

Career Specialist: Mrs. Frane-Colon  sfraneco@pasco.k12.fl.us 

School fee link: https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/finance/page/student-fees-rycor


Students and parents should be using the myStudent app to see communications from the school. This is the main way that we are sending out information this year. Parents, please make sure you have set up the app, and that you have a valid email address associated with your account.  

In addition, please frequently check the LOLHS website for school news and updates.  

School Privilege On-Track Guidelines  

  • Credits: Students must be on track to graduate based on graduation plan and grade level 
  • GPA: 2.0 or higher 
  • Attendance: 90% or higher per total periods 
  • Behavior: No more than one level 1 referral; no level 2 or 3 referrals  

***A student can only appeal one time per school year due to off-track status based on attendance***

The grade-level or IB Programme Assistant Principal may review extenuating circumstances resulting in a loss of privileges. The decision of that appeal is final.

Important Dates (Subject to change – please check back frequently) 


  • August 21: First day of PHSC fall semester (Dual Enrollment only) 
  • August 23: Parking passes distributed in Commons during lunches 
  • August 24 – 28: Lockers assigned before school and during lunches in the Media Center 


  • September 5: Senior Sunrise at football field 6:15am
  • September 6: Senior College Information Night 
  • 6:00 – 6:30: IB Only 
  • 6:30 – 7:30: All seniors  
  • September 7: School picture day 
  • September 11 – October 6: FSA retakes for ELA and Algebra 1, FAST Reading Retake and or BEST Algebra 1 EOC retake 
  • September 15: 1st quarter progress reports 


  • October 3: College Fair during school (students only) 
  • October 6: Homecoming pep rally and football game 
  • October 7: Homecoming Dance (7:00 PM @ LOLHS Gym) 
  • October 12: School picture make-up day 
  • October 24: 1st quarter report cards 
  • October 31: Last day to purchase a yearbook for $65 


  • November 1: Yearbooks available for $75 until sold out 
  • November 10: 2nd quarter progress reports 
  • November 27 – December 15: FSA retakes for ELA and Algebra 1, FAST Reading Retake and or BEST Algebra 1 EOC retake 
  • Date TBA: Dual Enrollment dynamic forms due for spring semester 


  • December 2: Last day to take senior picture for yearbook  
  • December 8: Last day of PHSC fall semester (Dual Enrollment only) 
  • December 19 – 22: District Finals (Semester classes only) 


  • January 8: First day of PHSC spring semester (Dual Enrollment only)  
  • January 9: First day of second semester 
  • January 16: 2nd quarter report cards  


  • February 9: 3rd quarter progress reports 
  • February 19 – March 8: FSA retakes for ELA and Algebra 1, FAST Reading Retake and or BEST Algebra 1 EOC retake 


  • March 15: 3rd quarter report cards 
  • Date TBA: Grad Bash tickets on sale for on-track students 


  • April 13: Grad Bash @ Universal Studios Orlando 
  • April 19: 4th quarter progress reports 
  • April 25: Last day to complete Pasco eSchool/FLVS courses  
  • April 29: Last day of PHSC spring semester (Dual Enrollment only)  
  • Date TBA: Prom tickets on sale for on-track students 


  • May 1: College Commitment Day 
  • May 4: Prom @ Kapok Event Center in Clearwater (7:00 – 11:00 PM) 
  • Date TBA: Senior Scholarship and Award Banquet (invitation only)  
  • May 29 (tentative): Senior Breakfast and Graduation Practice (students only; attendance required to walk at graduation) 


  • June 1: Graduation @ USF Yuengling Center (1:00 PM) 



 When/where is graduation? 

Graduation will take place at the USF Yuengling Center on June 1st, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. 

 What time should I arrive? 

Students should arrive at the USF Yuengling Center no later than 12:00 p.m. Parents are welcome to arrive any time after 12:00 p.m. The ceremony will start promptly at 1:00 p.m. 

 How many tickets will I get? 

Tickets are not required for graduation. Due to the size of the venue, we do not limit the number of guests that students can have. 

 What is the dress code for graduation? 

Graduation is a special occasion. Students are expected to dress nicely. Jeans, shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes, and flip flops are not permitted. 

 Do I need to purchase a cap and gown? 

Students must have a cap and gown in order to walk at graduation. Caps and gowns must be ordered through Herff Jones. Direct link: https://www.herffjones.com/schools/highschool/09000281000/ 

 When do I need to order my cap and gown? 

Caps and gowns should be ordered as soon as possible. They will be delivered to the school and distributed to students during graduation practice/senior breakfast. 

 When will I receive my cap and gown? 

Caps and gowns are distributed during graduation practice. 

 What if I already have a cap and gown? 

Students can wear caps and gowns from recent past LOLHS graduations. However, all students planning to walk at graduation must pay the $45 grad fee through the Herff Jones website. (This fee covers the cost of the facility and other costs related to graduation.) 

 Can I decorate my cap? Yes, see guidelines below. 

Guidelines for Cap Decoration 

  • Decorations must be SCHOOL APPROPRIATE 
  • Caps may NOT: 
  • contain any advertisement, symbols, abbreviations, initials, words, slogans, patches, or pictures that refer to drugs or controlled substances, tobacco, alcohol, weapons, or anything of a sexual nature. 
  • denote an affiliation with gangs or which advocate drug use, violence, illegal activity, or disruptive behavior with is detrimental to the safety and welfare of other students.  
  • be obscene, profane, vulgar, or lewd 
  • threaten the safety and welfare of any person 
  • Only the flat, top area of the mortar board may be decorated. There may be nothing hanging down from the sides, front or back of the cap. 
  • Securely fasten decorations onto the mortarboard 
  • You CANNOT cover the entire mortarboard (edges MUST remain the original color of the cap) 

 Is graduation practice/senior breakfast mandatory? 

Yes. Attendance for graduation practice is mandatory to participate in the graduation ceremony. 

 When/where is graduation practice/senior breakfast? 

Graduation practice/senior breakfast will take place on TBA at Grace Family Church in Land O’ Lakes at 9:00 a.m. 

What is the dress code for graduation practice/senior breakfast? 

Students are expected to dress nicely. Jeans, shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes, and flip flops are not permitted. 

What are the weighted GPA requirements for Honor Cords?  

Cum Laude: 3.2 – 3.7999
Magna Cum Laude: 3.8 – 4.1999
Summa Cum Laude: 4.2 +