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Senior Information




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Students and Parents,

I have tried to put all important information about seniors on this page.  If you have any questions, please email me at  Thank you, 

Brandy Van Dam

Senior Sponsor


Senior Fee

  • The senior fee for 2016 - 2017 is $135
  • The fee covers the following items:
    • Cap and Gown
    • Diploma and Cover
    • Senior T-Shirt
    • Senior Picnic
    • Senior Breakfast
  • Please contact me if there are any financial issues.  We can always work something out.  
  • Please pay by April 14th

Cap and Gown Ordering

  • The cap and gown will be ordered by the school this year.  
  • Please make sure you complete the senior survey to input your size information. 
  • The cost is covered by the senior fee. Again, please contact me if there are any financial issues.  

Graduation Annoucements

  • Announcements/Invitations can be ordered from Balfour.
  • This IS a seperate order entireley.  It is not part of the senor fee.
  • The school does not order these.  You must do this on your own. 
  • Balfour
    869 Tulip Poplar Dr
    Birmingham, Al 35244

Senior Awards

  • Senior Awards will be held on Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Jackson Center located on the Hudson Alpha Campus in Research Park
  • To be recognized, students must complete the 2017 Senior Information Sheet that will be sent out by Ms. Champion.
  • A list will be posted of students being recognized the week before the ceremony.  It’s the responsibility of the student to make sure they are on the list.
  • Please contact Ms. Champion at with any questions concerning the awards night.

Senior Exams

  • Senior Exam will be on May 17th and 18th
  • 3rd and 4th block exams will be during regular class on Wednesday, May 17th
  • 1st and 2nd block exams will be during regular class on Thursday, May 18th
  • Seniors will be dismissed after 2nd block on the 18th
  • Senior do not have school on Friday, May 19th. 


  • Ceremony will be held at Trinity Baptist Church on Hughes RD
  • Sunday, May 21st from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Please wear cap and gown
  • Line up will begin at 1:30 at the south side entrance

Graduation Ceremony Information

  • Graduation will be held at the VBC arena on Monday, May 22nd at 3:00 p.m.
  • MANDATORY graduation practice will be held that morning at 8:00 a.m. in the arena. Please be on time.
  • Students will report back to the VBC East Hall at 1:30 p.m.
  • The graduation ceremony will be streamed live.  The link will be available on the Madison City website closer to the graduation date.
  • DVD’s of the ceremony will be available for purchase.
  • If you have trouble with the link, please click on the Forms section.  The order form is available there as well. 


Graduation Tickets

  • Graduation Tickets will be given out Friday, May 12th during 1st block.  
  • Each student will Receive 12 tickets
  • There will not be a sign up for extra tickets this year since the number of tickets received has increased.
  • Students not using all their tickets are encouraged to give them to other students needing more. 
  • The front office will also accept tickets not being used. 

Graduation Dress Code


  • Girls – Dress or slacks and navy/black shoes.  If the dress is longer than the robe, please wear a dark dress. Nude, Black or Dark shoes are acceptable. Wedges with cork are also acceptable.  NO WHITE SHOES
  • Guys – Dark slacks dark shoes.  White shirt with tie. 
  • No sneakers, boots, jeans, blue shirts, flip flops or gum. YOU MAY NOT  DECORATE THE TOP OF YOUR CAP
  • Girls - This is a link to video that shows how to attach your collar to your gown