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									Fellow Titans:

I want to congratulate you upon the high level of commitment and achievement that you have demonstrated on
your journey to your senior year. As a member of the distinguished Class of 2011, you will soon follow the
legacy established for you by hundreds of previous Dominion High School graduates. Your senior year brings
with it rich possibilities for your future growth, as well as significant privileges and responsibilities that are
worthy of your focused attention.

This handbook strives to present a comprehensive picture of the unique opportunities and obligations that
accompany your status as a senior in Titan Territory. In sharing this information with you and your parent, we
strive to provide you with all of the information that will be needed as you navigate the second half of your
senior year. Please maintain this manual throughout the course of the second semester and refer to it regularly
for detailed information about upcoming activities and commitments.

While the senior year will offer numerous opportunities to celebrate past accomplishments, remember that our
foremost goal for the remainder of this year, as always, is to help you be prepared for your life beyond high
school. I urge you to offer your best effort each and every day as you strive to meet graduation requirements
and develop your plan of action for next year.

Anticipating your extraordinary success,
John Brewer
John Brewer, Principal




Dear Titan Seniors and Parents,

Your final year of high school is off to a great start. As we celebrate the New Year, the Class of 2011 has begun
the final stage of your journey to graduation on June 18th. Please take the time to review this senior information
packet, which contains an outline of important senior events for the remainder of the year.

Please adhere to any and all deadlines that are highlighted in the packet, as this will contribute to the success of
our various senior events. We hope to make the remainder of the school year a memorable and joyous time of
celebration for the Class of 2011. If you have any questions or concerns at any time during the year, please
contact senior sponsors Lisa Herndon at lisa.herndon@lcps.org or Anibal Avalos at anibal.avalos@lcps.org.

Sincerely,

Lisa Herndon                                  Anibal Avalos

Lisa Herndon                                  Anibal Avalos
Senior Class Sponsor                          Senior Class Sponsor
                                             SENIOR DUES
We are excited about the possibilities that the future holds for you, and we want to make sure that you are able to
enjoy all of the opportunities this year has to offer.

In order to simplify the process of planning various senior class events, seniors will be required to pay one-time
dues of $130. Paying these dues at the beginning of the 2nd semester will allow the class council to budget for
events more accurately, and it will eliminate the need for students or parents to make multiple payments to the
school over the course of the year for various items and activities.

Payment of your senior dues covers any expenses for all of the following:
              - Senior class spirit t-shirt (Homecoming week)
              - Class trip to the Newseum (October 2010)
              - Graduation t-shirt (May/June 2011)
              - Senior trip to Dave and Buster’s (June 2011)
              - Senior water park trip (June 2011)
              - Senior Assembly Day Lunch (June 2011)
              - Graduation Apparel – Cap, Gown, Tassel and Stole
              - Senior class gift

While your senior dues will pay for all items handled by the senior class council, you should note that there are a
few items not covered by the dues. You may order graduation announcements and other items from our Herff
Jones representative in January. Additionally, if you choose to purchase the senior class cap and gown portrait or
participate in Project Graduation, you will need to pay for these separately.

Please place your payment in an envelope labeled with the student’s name and return to Mrs. Herndon or
Mr. Avalos by February 4th. If you would like to use a payment plan, please fill out the bottom of the dues form
located at the back of this packet and return it with your payment. Keep the top of the form with additional due
dates for your records. If you have questions or concerns about dues, please contact one of the class sponsors
immediately.




      Monday, January 3th or Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
             Graduation Announcement & Cap and Gown Presentation

This presentation will be held during Titan Time. You will meet Gregg Miller, our Herff Jones representative. You
will receive a brochure from which you may order any of the graduation announcements, invitations, labels, or
memory keepsakes.

The cost of your cap, gown, tassel, and stole is covered by your senior dues. Orders for your graduation cap,
gown, and tassel will be placed at this meeting. If for some reason you cannot attend either meeting, you
must see Mrs. Herndon after January 4th in room 405 to place your order.

It is imperative you pay attention to the deadlines given by Mr. Miller!! Prices will increase if orders are not placed
on time. Initial orders can be placed during lunch shifts on Monday, January 10 and Tuesday, January 11.

Late orders for Herff Jones products other than your cap, gown, and tassel, must be placed with Gregg Miller
directly. Mr. Miller may be contacted via email at gcm4hj@comcast.net or telephone at 540-665-5292.
                                Friday, January 14th, 2011
                                Titan Time Exemption Applications Due
                                              3:45pm

During the second semester, seniors may opt-out of Titan Time. In order to earn this exemption, a senior must
exhibit excellent achievement, attendance, citizenship, must have paid their senior dues (or made the first partial
payment), and must have developed a post-secondary plan. Excellence in achievement is defined as having earned
C’s or better in all classes during the first semester and having earned all verified credits necessary for graduation.
For purposes of this exemption, excellence in attendance is defined as four or fewer absences during a semester.
Good citizenship implies that a student must not violate the Honor Code or any school policy which results in
assignments to Saturday School or In-School Restriction or suspension from school. This privilege is subject to
revocation if grades drop below C level, the student is absent from school in excess of four days during the second
semester or for any violation of the citizenship expectations.

If you wish to be exempt from Titan Time during the second semester, you must complete an application.
Application forms are available at the end of this packet. If you do not currently have early release in your
schedule, you must also complete the application for an early release, which is also included in your
packet. Applications should be submitted to Mrs. Awuah in the Main Office.

If approved for a Titan Time Exemption, you will be required to attend senior class meetings during Titan Time
(at 2:30 pm) on the dates shown below:

Monday, March 21nd OR Tuesday, March 22rd
Monday, April 25th OR Tuesday, April 26th
Thursday, June 2th OR Friday, June 3rd

BEFORE you submit the application shown on the reverse, please highlight these dates in your agenda!

While you may submit an application for exemption at any time during the year, first priority will be given to
those students who submit their completed application for exemption (and request for early release, if needed) by
3:45 pm on Friday, January 14th.

Reviewing applications for exemptions is a time-consuming process. Students who submit their applications by the
deadline should anticipate receiving notification by Friday, February 4th. Seniors must continue attending Titan Time
until you are specifically notified by Mrs. Garvey that you are exempt. Failure to do so will jeopardize your
opportunity to become exempt.

                                      Graduation Practices
Each scheduled graduation practice that appears below is MANDATORY. You must attend each rehearsal in order
to maintain your exemption from Titan Time. If you do not attend the practices, you may not be permitted to
participate in the graduation ceremony. Rehearsals will be held during Titan Time (at 2:30 pm) on the dates shown
below:

Monday, March 21nd OR Tuesday, March 22rd
Monday, April 25th OR Tuesday, April 26th
Thursday, June 2th OR Friday, June 3rd

Final graduation rehearsal will be held in the auditorium at 10 am on Friday, June 17th. The rehearsal will last as long
as necessary.
Any extenuating circumstances that would prevent you from attending the practices must be brought to
the attention of Mrs. Herndon or Mr. Avalos in advance. The senior class sponsors will grant approval or
disapproval with input from the administration. Please do not contact the administration or guidance offices, as the
senior class sponsors are responsible for running the practices and therefore need to have first-hand knowledge of
any conflicts.

                         Monday, March 21nd OR Tuesday, March 22rd
                                                          AND
                                                     th
                           Monday, April 25               OR Tuesday, April 26th
                                              And
                                                          nd
                              Thursday, June 2 OR Friday, June 3rd
These graduation practices are MANDATORY FOR ALL SENIORS.

You must attend one of the sessions in March and one of the sessions in April.

Students still enrolled in Titan Time should report to the cafe for attendance at the beginning of the block.

Students exempt from Titan Time and should gather in the auditorium no later than 2:30PM.

Practice will last until approximately 3:45PM – you must remain for the entire practice!

At the conclusion of the June 2nd rehearsal, Mrs. Garvey will notify seniors of their exam exemption status.



                                        Thursday, June 9th
Senior Fun Day                                                                 8:30am – 3:45pm
This year’s senior fun day will be held at A.V. Symington Aquatic Center in Leesburg. All seniors, in good standing,
are invited and expected to attend. This day is a regular school day. All school policies will be in effect. If
you are absent, this will count as an absence against your exam exemption privilege.

Report to the auditorium no later than 8:30 A. M. Bus lists will be posted in the auditorium. Sit in the section for
your assigned bus and await further instructions for bus loading. After attendance is taken, we will depart for the
park. All students will ride the bus both to and from the park. Please bring your sunscreen, a modest bathing
suit, and a towel. In accordance with DHS policy, girls may wear one-piece suits or “tankini” style suits. Boys
should wear swim trunks. Additionally, suits should not have logos containing inappropriate references or
symbols.

Permission slips are required. Please properly complete all forms located at the end of this packet. Forms
should be turned in to Mr. Avalos in room 403 – do not leave them in his mailbox. Forms are due no later
than Friday, February 4th.
                                          Friday, June 10th
                                              8:45am – 3:45pm
Senior Awards Assembly                                   Distribution of Caps and Gowns
Senior Panoramic Portrait                                Graduation Practice
Recognition Pin Distribution
This day is a regular school day. You are expected to be present. All school policies will be in effect. If you
are absent, this will count as an absence against your exam exemption privilege.
Senior Awards Assembly: The Titan Community will celebrate the growth and accomplishments that you have
experienced during your four years at DHS. Seniors will represent the Class of 2011 and their school in the most
respectful manner possible at the assembly. Ladies should wear a nice dress or pant suit. Gentlemen should
wear nice slacks, a dress shirt and tie – no jeans or shorts allowed.
As you arrive to school, put any valuables in your locker and report directly to the auxiliary gym.
Attendance will be taken as you enter. Seniors will enter the main gym at the start of the assembly.
After the assembly, lunch will be provided for seniors in the cafeteria. Please place your awards, certificates, etc. in
your lockers prior to lunch. After lunch, please report to the auditorium for graduation practice.
Graduation Practice Part I
This graduation practice is MANDATORY for any senior who intends to participate in the graduation ceremony.
This will be the first time the entire class will be together. Locate the seat in the auditorium that has the
card with your name on it. Wait for further instructions.
Cap and Gown Distribution
Students will be called up by rows to pick up their caps, gowns, tassels, and stoles. Tables will be set up according to
the alphabet and a Herff Jones staff will be available to fix any problems. After picking up your package, please put
on the cap, gown, tassel and stole. Keep the packaging to put your gown in after we have our picture taken and
return to the auditorium. Find your seat again and listen for further instructions on how to line up for your senior
portrait.
Senior Class Cap/Gown Portrait
Your panoramic class portrait will be taken in the main gymnasium. If you would like to order a copy, please
bring your money at the time of the picture as we do with regular school pictures. Order forms will be
distributed at the June 2nd and 3rd graduation practices.
Graduation Practice Part II
When you return to the auditorium find the teacher who will be announcing your name at graduation. The teacher
will be checking on the pronunciation of your name. It is extremely important that you help the teacher with the
pronunciation as your parents will be eagerly awaiting the sound of your name on June 18th.
We will practice processing to the stage as names are called to mimic receiving your diplomas. At this time, you will
receive your stole recognition pins.
Again, it is important to pay attention to how your name is pronounced and work with the teacher to
correct any errors.
Cap and Gown Care
Please take your graduation apparel home. Store your gown and stole on a hanger. Do not leave it crumpled up in
your locker or the trunk of your car. CAUTION: The gowns are made of polyester and great care should be taken
if you attempt to iron it to remove any wrinkles. The material will scorch easily.

We anticipate that the day will end at 3:48 P.M. You must remain for the entire practice.
                              Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
                                              10:45 pm – 6:00 am
                                  Class Trip to Dave and Buster’s

This year’s senior “ALL NIGHTER” trip will be to Dave and Buster’s in Bethesda, MD. We will meet at
Dominion at 10:45pm and take busses to Dave and Buster’s. All seniors must ride the busses to and from Dave
& Buster’s. We will celebrate together as a class from 12 midnight until 5AM. Students will have unlimited access to
the video and simulator games and will receive $30 worth of tokens to spend on the redemption games. Only
Dominion High School seniors will be permitted on the trip. A complimentary food buffet will be available
throughout the night. Busses will return to Dominion High School at approximately 5:45AM on Thursday, June
16th. Please make arrangements for transportation home from the school.

Permission slips are required. Please properly complete all forms located at the end of this packet. Forms
should be turned in to Mr. Avalos in room 403 – do not leave them in his mailbox. Forms are due no later
than February 4th.


                                         Friday, June 17th
                                                     10:00 am
                                 Final Graduation Rehearsal
Please report to the auditorium a few minutes early to find your seat. We will begin promptly at 10:00AM. The
stage and chairs will be set up on the field by this time. We will run through the processional, the ceremony, and
the recessional at least two times before we conclude.

Wear appropriate clothes for the weather – it is usually very hot.

Please be attentive so the practice will not be excessively long. The practice will end when we are sure that everyone
involved is prepared to represent themselves and Dominion High School well during the graduation ceremony.
The practice will last as long as necessary.

This rehearsal is MANDATORY. Please do not schedule work, family gatherings, or other appointments
for this date. If you do not attend, you may not participate in the formal ceremony on June 18th.

You will need to pay for any deficiencies (textbooks, library, cafeteria, etc.) by 3 pm in order to ensure your
participation in the graduation ceremony.
                                          Saturday, June 18th
                                             Graduation Ceremony
                                                   9:00 am
Dominion High School’s graduation ceremony is a dignified celebration of the accomplishments of the entire senior
class. Consequently, for each individual graduate, participation in the ceremony is a privilege and carries significant
responsibility. Each graduate is expected to represent their family, school, and community in a truly Titan manner.
The ceremony will be held outside in the stadium if weather permits. In the unfortunate event of inclement weather,
the ceremony will take place in the main gymnasium. For either location, tickets are necessary. Please remind
your guests that this is a formal ceremony and that appropriate dress and personal conduct are required of everyone
choosing to attend. If, due to a disability, you and/or your guests need assistance to enable you and/or your guests
to attend Dominion High School’s graduation ceremony at 9am on June 18th, please contact Assistant Principal
Katy Garvey at kathryn.garvey@lcps.org or 571-434-4410 at least FIVE WORKING DAYS prior to the event.
Appropriate Dress
Men should wear a dress shirt, tie, dress pants, dark socks, and dark dress shoes. No shorts allowed.
Women should wear dress attire and dress shoes. Be careful that your dress is not longer than your graduation
gown. We will be walking quite a distance to the stadium from the school and down the track. During the
ceremony, you will walk across the grass field to the stage to receive your diplomas. Therefore, it is strongly
recommended that you wear a lower heeled shoe, as high heels will be difficult to walk in gracefully especially if the field is
wet.
Tassels are worn on the right side of the cap during the ceremony. Caps must be positioned correctly and securely
on your head so style your hair appropriately. Do not write or tape anything on the top ofr your cap–it is a
mortarboard, not a billboard. Absolutely no jewelry, flowers, or other adornments of any sort may be worn or
attached in any way to your cap, gown or stole. Pins that have been awarded to you through participation in
athletics and extra-curricular activities may be worn on your stole. Those seniors who earn a 3.75 GPA or higher
will be given an honor graduate stole at our final practice on June 18th.
Senior participants need to arrive no later than 8:00AM – please report to the auditorium and locate your seat.
All purses, bags, flowers, make-up, etc. should be left in your locked vehicle or with a family member. If you must
carry your car keys, we will have a box to keep your keys in during the ceremony. You may claim your keys when
you pick up your diploma at the concession stand at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Attire will be carefully checked prior to the start of the ceremony. Our graduation ceremony is a formal one and
therefore will be treated that way by all participants. Remember that we want to show the proper respect for the
ceremony and to the members of our Titan community and families who will be present.

Diplomas
When you walk across the stage during the ceremony, you will receive the diploma cover, but not your diploma.
Following the ceremony, you will need to report to the designated area to pick up your diplomas. Should you find
any error in your diploma, please return it to the guidance office on Monday, June 20th.


                                          Saturday, June 18th
                Project Graduation All-Night Drug & Alcholol-Free Party
                                  11:00 pm – 5:00am
Each and every graduate is urged to attend the all-night, drug and alcohol-free graduation party at the school from 11 pm
to 5am. Tickets to the party cost $30 if purchased before spring break ($35 thereafter). Your ticket must be purchased in
advanced using the contract shown on the next page. Make checks payable to “ATLAS.”
                                              PROJECT GRADUATION TICKET-2011
                                                   “A Night on the Boardwalk”
                                                      (Please print neatly)

Graduate Name:_________________________________________________________________

Name of parent(s) or guardian(s):___________________________________________________

Address:_______________________________________________________________________

Parent(s) or guardian(s) Home phone #:____________________cell #______________________

Graduate cell #: ___________________________________

Email address (you will receive an email confirmation):__________________________________

Date: ______/______ /_______

Admission: $30 if received before the spring break begins, $35 if received after April 15

Payment: Cash ___ Check ___            check # ________ (payable to ATLAS) On line payment ________
                                                                       (please put PG in memo)          (access via DHS-ATLAS website)

               Place agreement and attached payment in box in the office, for online payment, place signed agreement in box in the office


                                             PROJECT GRADUATION AGREEMENT
                                         (Student or Parent on behalf of student MUST read and sign)

Project Graduation is an all-night event for the 2011 graduating seniors of Dominion High School. This “Night on the Boardwalk”
event will take place on June 18, 2011 at Dominion High School. As a participant of Project Graduation, I realize that I must adhere
to the following expectations and guidelines:

    1.   I understand that tickets cannot be purchased at the door.
    2.   The Project Graduation “Night on the Boardwalk” party is an all-night event. As a safety precaution, I will not be permitted to leave the
         facility unless my parents have been contacted and given their permission for me to do so. If I choose to leave this event early, I may not
         re-enter.
    3.   The Project Graduation celebration is open to Dominion High School Class of 2011 graduates only and I am not permitted to bring a guest.
    4.   The party begins at 11:00 p.m., but I may enter until 12:00 midnight. After midnight, the doors will be closed and no additional graduates
         may enter**. No exceptions can be made to this policy and no refunds can be issued.
    5.   The party ends at 5:00 a.m.
    6.   I may not enter the party if I have been consuming drugs or alcohol.
    7.   I will be respectful of the chaperones, classmates, equipment, and facilities of Dominion High School.



STUDENT or PARENT SIGNATURE                                           DATE


PRINTED NAME

** Graduates may enter between midnight and 12:30 a.m. on a case-by-case basis, and must be accompanied by the parent or guardian noted
above.
                                       SENIOR EXAM EXEMPTION

The following guidelines, approved 10/13/99, will be used for the Senior Exam Exemption Program.

   The program is optional and may be implemented at the discretion of each high school.

   The program will use second semester data only.

   To be eligible, a student must have at least a 70 (C-) average for the second semester through the first eight weeks of the fourth
   nine-week grading period.

   To be eligible, a student can be absent no more than two (2) class periods in block classes.

   The program applies to students assigned to senior homerooms.

   Any student meeting the criteria for exemption may choose to take the exam.

   Exam exemption will be determined class by class.

   Students attending more than half of a class will be counted present for purposes of this program – tardies to class or early
   dismissals from class that do not result in missing more than half of a class will not be considered.

   Classes missed due to organized school activities (i.e., field trips, athletic team participation) will not count as absences from class
   for purposes of this program.

   An absence to observe a recognized religious holiday will not count for purposes of this program.

   An absence due to required accepted college visits (with proper documentation) will not count for purposes of this program.

   In-school restriction and suspension days will be counted as absences from class.

   All other non-school related absences – whether excused or unexcused – will be counted as absences from class.

   Cheating or any other integrity violation that results in disciplinary action removes the student from consideration for exam
   exemption in all classes.

   A senior failing to meet the requirements for exemption may appeal to the teacher (except in cases of an integrity violation). The
   teacher may determine on a case-by-case basis that special circumstances exist and permit the student to be exempt from the exam.
   No review of teacher decisions beyond the individual school level will be available.
                                INFORMATION FROM
                            THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT
Included in the next several pages are college planning tips from the College Board and copies of several forms
which must be filled out for various requests from the guidance department. If you have any questions or concerns
about the post high school planning process, please visit the Guidance Department or contact counselors Christine
Guanu at christine.guanu@lcps.org or Jaclyn Smith at jaclyn.smith@lcps.org.

                               COLLEGE PLANNING FOR SENIORS
                                       (Adapted from www.collegeboard.com)

DECEMBER
    Pick up a hard copy of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form in the Guidance Office. It is
     highly recommended to apply online. DO NOT SUBMIT BEFORE JANUARY 1.
    Watch for college deadlines and submit applications at least TWO weeks before the deadline
    PARENTS: save your year-end pay stub if it shows your earnings for the year. You may need it for financial aid
     eligibility review by schools.

JANUARY
    Submit your completed FAFSA online as soon as possible after January 1
    KEEP COPIES OF ALL FORMS YOU SUBMIT
    PARENTS: it is helpful to prepare your income tax returns early. The information is needed for the FAFSA and
     schools may request them to prove eligibility for financial aid.
    Attend financial aid night(s)
    Submit mid-term grades to colleges to which you have applied

FEBRUARY
    If you have not heard from a college, check to see that all required information has been received
    If you have not done so, send FAFSA as soon as possible
    Continue to check www.fastweb.com for new scholarships for which you may be eligible
    Use the local scholarship handbook for further possible scholarships

MARCH
    Follow through on all financial aid applications and information requested by the college
    If you have not received your Student Aid Report four weeks after sending in your FAFSA, call the Federal Student
     Aid Information Center at 1-319-337-5665 or toll free at 1-800-433-3243
    Schedule medical appointments for appropriate inoculations!

APRIL
    Before deciding on a school, compare financial aid packages offered
    Once you have chosen the school that you will attend, send a deposit by the required deadline, May 1
    Check with the college you’ve chosen for details on returning financial aid award letters

MAY
    AP exams are given for two weeks in May

JUNE
    Find a summer job (this can be part of a financial aid expectation)
                      Helpful Websites Related to College Information and Financial Aid
www.collegeboard.com – includes test taking tips, college planning and test registration
www.act.org – information on the ACT assessment
www.petersons.com – includes information on colleges, the application process and many other links
www.campustours.com – can look up information on colleges
www.collegeview.com – another site to search for colleges
www.kaplan.com – information on colleges, financial aid and test preparation
www.princetonreview.com/college - Princeton Review’s page: includes many SAT practice questions
www.comonapp.org – the common application
www.ncaa.org – national collegiate athletic association
www.finaid.org – financial aid information
www.fastweb.com – free scholarship search
www.ed.gov – US Dept of Education: info on the FAFSA and federal student financial aid programs
www.salliemae.com – information on college costs and financing college
www.fafsa.ed.gov – information and application for federal aid

                                            Glossary of College Terms
Early Action – A program that gives special consideration to a student who applies for admission by a specified
date, usually in early fall. Students are not obligated to enroll if admitted (also called early notification)
Early Decision – A program that gives special consideration to a student who applies for admission by a specified
date, usually in early fall. Students are obligated to enroll if admitted, and to withdraw applications from other
schools.
Deferral – When a student’s application for early decision or early action is postponed, and will be considered with
the regular applicant pool.
Regular Decision – Where colleges/universities review most of the applications before notifying the majority of
candidates for admission. There is an application deadline and colleges will respond to completed applications by a
specified date.
Rolling Admissions – Admissions procedure by which the college considers each student’s application as soon as
all the required credentials have been received. The college usually notifies applicants of its decision without delay.
Waitlist – A list of applicants who may be considered for acceptance if there is still space after admitted students
have decided whether or not they’ll attend. Students who are waitlisted should maintain contact with the school to
demonstrate continued interest. Send any new information, updated transcripts, inquire how the waitlist is managed,
etc.
Open Admission – Acceptance is granted to all who apply.
NCAA Clearinghouse – If you intend to compete in Division 1 or Division 2 athletics you must register with the
Clearinghouse.
                SENIOR DUES PAYMENT PLAN
                                  Class of 2011
                               Dominion High School
Please remit payments to Mrs. Herndon or Mr. Avalos in the following amounts by the respective
due dates. For each payment, return one of the slips with your payment in a sealed envelope.

Cut here:


FINAL PAYMENT: $40                         Due: Friday, April 8th

Student name: ______________________________________

Please make check payable to Dominion High School



Cut here:


PAYMENT 2: $40                             Due: Friday, March 4th

Student name: ________________________________________

Please make check payable to Dominion High School



Cut here:


PAYMENT 1: $50                             DUE: Friday, February 4th

Student name: ________________________________________

Please make check payable to Dominion High School
Insert Water Park permission slip here
Insert Dave & Buster’s permission slip here
                   Senior Application for Exemption from Titan Time
Name:                                                                Titan Time Team:
                                                                      Athletics             Rockies

In order to be considered for exemption from Titan Time, you must meet each of the criteria below. If approved,
your exemption will be revoked if you violate any one of the criteria shown below during the second semester.

Achievement Criteria: You must be on track to meet all academic requirements for graduation.

           □   I will complete all of my first semester courses with a grade of “C” or better.
           □   I have successfully passed all SOL tests necessary for me to qualify for my diploma.

Attendance Criteria: You must have maintained an excellent record of attendance.
           □ I have missed four or fewer days of school during the first semester.

           □ I have missed MORE THAN four days of school during the first semester because:



Citizenship Criteria: You must have conducted yourself in a truly Titan manner.
           □ I have not violated the Honor Code during the first semester.

           □ I have not been assigned to Saturday School, In-School Restriction, or out-of-school suspension
             for any violation of school policy during the first semester.

           □ I have NOT met the citizenship criteria because:



Dues Criteria: You must have paid your senior dues or the first partial payment by Friday, Feb 4th.

Preparation Criteria: You must have a plan for your future.
           □ I have applied to the following colleges, vocational training school, etc:



           □ I have enlisted in the following branch of the United States Armed Forces:

           □ I plan to enter the job market by working at:

**** If you do NOT currently have early release as part of your schedule, you must ALSO
               complete the separate “Request for Early Release” form****
               Submit this form to Mrs. Awuah in the Main Office by Friday, January 14th

       Student Signature                                             Signature of Parent/Guardian
                  Required Senior Class Meetings

If approved for a Titan Time Exemption, you will need to attend senior class
     meetings during Titan Time at 2:30 pm on the dates shown below.

 BEFORE you submit your application for Titan Time Exemption, please
               highlight these dates in your agenda:

         Monday, March 21nd OR Tuesday, March 22rd

            Monday, April 25th or Tuesday, April 26th

             Thursday, June 2th OR Friday, June 3th
                                                REQUEST FOR WAIVER
                                          OF FULL-DAY ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT
                                                               (EMPLOYMENT)
Early dismissal shall not be allowed until Superintendent or Designee approves this form. Please allow a ten (10)
                         day turnaround period for Superintendent/Designee’s approval.

STUDENT            __________________________________                               SCHOOL            _____________

ADDRESS            __________________________________                               GRADE             _____________

                   __________________________________

REASON FOR REQUEST:                      Marketing Coop             COE          Pre GED          Other (explain fully)



SIGNATURE OF PARENT: ___________________________________ DATE: _____________

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CERTIFICATION OF EMPLOYER

         I certify that the above named student will be employed during the period (enter dates) ____________ to
____________. The student will be employed on (circle days of employment) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday. The student begins work at (enter time) ____________. If the employment of this student terminates or if the
period, days, or start time of employment change, I agree to notify the above named school promptly.

SIGNATURE OF EMPLOYER: ___________________________________________________

EMPLOYER’S NAME: _____________________________                                      PHONE: ___________________

COMPANY’S NAME:                 __________________________________________________________

COMPANY’S ADDRESS: _______________________________________________________

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REVIEW BY GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

The student release time is ____________ on “A” DAYS and ____________ on “B” DAYS.
I certify that the above named student, if a senior, is on track to fulfill all graduation requirements.

SIGNATURE OF GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: ___________________________DATE: ________
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RECOMMENDATION OF PRINCIPAL

          I certify that I have investigated the reasons for this request and I make the following recommendation:

APPROVE __________                         DISAPPROVE __________

COMMENT (if any) _____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

SIGNATURE OF PRINCIPAL: ________________________________ DATE: _____________
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APPROVE __________                         DISAPPROVE __________

DATE: ______________                       ____________________________________________
                                                   SUPERINTENDENT or DESIGNEE
                                                                                                                                    REVISED: 05/07/DEPUTYSUPT


                                                REQUEST FOR WAIVER
                                          OF FULL-DAY ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT
                                                          (FAMILY REASONS)
  Early dismissal shall not be allowed until Superintendent or Designee approves this form. Please allow a ten (10)
                            day turnaround period for Superintendent/Designee’s approval.

STUDENT            __________________________________                               SCHOOL            _____________

ADDRESS            __________________________________                               GRADE             _____________

                   __________________________________

REASON FOR REQUEST (explain fully):




I certify that the reasons for this request as stated above are true and correct and request that the student be dismissed at
(enter time) _________________ on (circle days) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday during the period
(enter dates) ____________ to ____________. I further agree to notify the school promptly if the reasons for this request
or the time, days, or period for which the request is made change.

SIGNATURE OF PARENT: ___________________________________ DATE: _____________

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REVIEW BY GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

The student release time is ____________ on “A” DAYS and ____________ on “B” DAYS.
I certify that the above named student, if a senior, is on track to fulfill all graduation requirements.

SIGNATURE OF GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: ___________________________DATE: ________

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RECOMMENDATION OF PRINCIPAL
          I certify that I have investigated the reasons for this request and I make the following recommendation:

APPROVE __________                         DISAPPROVE __________

COMMENT (if any) _____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

SIGNATURE OF PRINCIPAL:                    ________________________________ DATE: _____________

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APPROVE __________                         DISAPPROVE __________


DATE: ______________                       ____________________________________________
                                                   SUPERINTENDENT or DESIGNEE

								
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