• DA Graduation Logo Class of 2021 Senior Information


    For a printable copy of the 2021 Senior Info Sheet, click here.

    For all seniors walking at graduation

    • Senior Fee—$45 (Due by April 2nd)

      • Fee covers—buses to rehearsal, venue fee, balloons, flowers, programs, masks, tickets, and senior breakfast

      • Must be paid online—https://dcps.schoolcashonline.com/

        • There is a $2.50 service fee for online orders (DCPS policy)

    • Cap & Gown—$60 (must be purchased through Herff Jones)

      • Fee covers—cap, gown, tassel, diploma cover, Post-Secondary Ready (PSR) cord, and medallion

      • Herff Jones will be taking orders on campus during lunches

        • Cash, check, debit/credit cards will be accepted

        • Can also be purchased online at hjorder.com

    Senior Tshirts: - We are working on a design right now and hoping to order next month.  We need help determining how many shirts we will possibly order.  Please take a minute to respond to this survey.


    Senior Timeline:


    April 2—Senior Fee must be paid by this date (online only)


    April 22—Virtual Senior Parent Information Meeting

    • 5:30 -6:30pm – via Microsoft Teams


    May 19—Seniors’ last day—All materials, textbooks, and paperwork must be turned in!

    • Senior breakfast and parade

    May 19 - Prom - at Diamond D Ranch from 6-9 pm

    • Senior Ticket Sales 4/19 – 4/30
    • Senior’s Junior Guest Ticket Sales 4/26-4/30
    • Prom agreement
      • Can be picked up from the front office or Mrs. Millican in Room 109
      • Must be returned within 48 hours of ticket purchase
      • Sproch-Boyd must stamp your prom agreement stating all debt obligations have been paid. She is available to do that during lunch only. If you are unsure if you have any debt obligations, Mrs. Sproch-Boyd can check that as well during lunch.
        • All agreements must be submitted to Mrs. Millican in Room 109

      • All students attending prom will be reclassified as Duval HomeRoom students for 10 calendar days following prom. They will not be allowed on campus during normal school hours for any reason during that 10-day reclassification.  Students need to communicate with their teachers to ensure they are completing the assignments while they are attending school as a Duval HomeRoom student.  These ARE NOT absences and deadlines for assignments, projects, and tests remain as stated on Focus or Teams.


    May — Senior Awards (TBD) - Our counseling department is working on this and we will provide informaiton as we have it.


    May — Cap and gown distribution on campus (TBD)

    • Bring your fully stamped debt clearance card

    • Graduation tickets - 2 tickets per senior

    • All cords are distributed by the sponsors according to their timetable.


    TENTATIVE - May 26—REQUIRED In-house rehearsal in the DA theatre  
    **Failure to attend any required rehearsal will result in the student not being able to participate in the commencement ceremony. **

    • Rehearsal begins at 1:00pm

    • Be on time.

    • No caps and gowns necessary

    • Baccalaureate rehearsal will follow the graduation rehearsal.  Only students planning to attend Baccalaureate need to stay.


    May 27—Baccalaureate - Southside Baptist Church - 6:00 p.m.

    • Baccalaureate is an inspirational ceremony that signals the start of graduation season. It features student performances and an inspirational message from a former DA student.

    • Wear your caps and gowns.


    June 1—Graduation dayCommencement Ceremony 1:00pm  
    **Failure to attend any required rehearsal will result in the student not being able to participate in the commencement ceremony. **

    • Rehearsal at the Moran Theatre—With the graduation time change, we are waiting to receive information from the district regarding rehearsal time, etc.  As soon as we have this information, we will share with seniors and parents.

    • You do not need your caps and gowns for rehearsal, but you should bring the shoes you plan to wear during the commencement ceremony, especially if they are high heels.

    Immediately after the ceremony, return to the robing area to get your diploma from the same person you checked in with.  You will keep your cap, gown, diploma cover, tassels, cords and medallions. 

    Other important information:

    • The Times-Union Center will be checking bags.  If possible, leave all bags behind. Guests should come early and be prepared to have all bags searched. Guests will also be wanded and temperatures will be checked upon entry. This is the venue’s policy.

    • The graduation rehearsals are mandatory for any student who plans to participate in the commencement ceremony.

    • Graduates are held responsible for the behavior of their guests.  Please tell your guests to refrain from applause or yelling when the graduates’ names are called.

    • Dress code for graduation

      • Pants must be dark colored dress pants, NO JEANS

      • Shoes must be dress shoes, NO SLIPPERS, FLIP FLOPS or BACKLESS SHOES.

      • Dresses should not hang below the robe

      • Caps MAY NOT be decorated during the ceremony

    Please be aware that dates, times, etc. may change at any point in time. We will do our best to keep you as informed and updated as we can. Be sure you check the Seniors, Class of 2021 Teams page regularly. If you have questions, reach out to your senior class officers – President-Elena Every, Vice President-Jasmine Ferguson, & Communications Officer-Macy Crumley. You may also reach out to your senior sponsors – Mrs. Lamp & Mrs. Ward.