- Commencement Speaker application due Friday, May 20
- Graduation Information and Requirements
- Cap & Gown Distribution for Graduation
- Senior All Night Party
- My Life Plan
- Yearbook Distribution 2022
- Lunch Account Refund Form
- Senior Year Timeline
From the St. Francis High School Counseling Office
Congratulations and welcome to senior year! This is a big year with a lot going on. It is important that parents ensure their student is on track to graduate.
Letters were sent to parents to inform them about the credit status of your high school senior in relation to graduation.
The graduating class needs to earn a total of 57 credits in all required areas and meet the state graduation assessment requirements in order to participate in the graduation ceremony and receive their diploma.
To view graduation requirements, visit www.isd15.org/graduation.
Parents, please encourage your student to keep working hard and to remain focused toward the goal of graduating. Please call the high school counseling office at 763-213-1590 or visit www.isd15.org/hscounseling for assistance.
The St. Francis High School Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the SFHS gymnasium. The commencement ceremony will be similar to previous indoor graduations. Additional information about tickets and other important information regarding the ceremony will be sent out on May 16, 2022.
The St. Francis High School Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 4 in the high school gymnasium.
Distribution of cap and gown packages for graduating seniors who have pre-ordered will occur on:
Wednesday, May 25 - Cap/Gown Distribution
SFHS PAC Hallway, 11:45 a.m.-1:25 p.m. all lunches
- Students are not required to wear a cap and gown at the graduation ceremony. But are asked to wear a dress shirt and dress pants/skirt for the occasion.
If you are unable to pick it up during school on Wednesday, you may pick packages up during Saints Time, 10:00-10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27 in the Main Office (C200F).
The Senior All Night Party will be held at Split Rock Entertainment Center this year following the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 4. The ticket price will be $100 and will include a T-shirt, lots of food, entertainment and prizes. More information to come, so please stay tuned.
The committee is always looking for parent volunteers, if you are looking to help serve on the committee or volunteer your time at the party, please contact Thea Svihel at 763-213-1590 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, May 11
Is the last day to sign up for the Senior All Night Party to ensure a T-shirt and Senior Gift. Registrations will still be accepted after that date but may not include those items.
Senior Saint yard signs are for sale for $20.
They will be sold on May 19 and 25, 6:30-7:00 p.m. inside the PAC doors on the west side of the high school.
Questions? Please contact Kari Mensink for more information.
As we are winding down to the end of the year, it is now time to complete your My Life Plan requirement of checking out with Ms. Abraham.
Here is what we will need from you:
- Click on the link below to complete the Senior Exit Survey. This survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete, but it is important for us to know what you thought of your high school experience.
- Next, click on the link below to complete your senior slide! The slideshow will be a fun way for us to see what everyone plans to do after high school! Be as vague or as detailed as you wish! Please read the first two slides before you start!
- Come to see Ms. Abraham, and she will do a quick check-in to make sure you are good to go and don't need any additional help; at that time, you will get to pick up your Future's Prep Folder that you made in 9th grade!
- That's it! Now just finish your senior year with a bang! And remember, if you have any questions at all, please stop by my desk or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINAL TRANSCRIPT INFO - If you are attending a college, tech school, or university, you must send them your final transcripts. PLEASE log into your Parchment account, and put in the request now. Choose "hold for grades," which will indicate to us that this is the college you will be attending, and we will wait until the final grades are posted before sending them.
Seniors may pick-up pre-ordered yearbooks at Senior Sunset on Monday, May 23, 6:30 p.m.
Juniors, sophomores, and freshmen may pick-up their yearbooks before or after school in the PAC lobby on Thursday, May 26, or Friday, May 27.
A limited number of yearbooks will be available for purchase. The cost is $93, and payment must be cash or check (payable to SFHS Yearbook). We are unable to accept cards.
After Friday, May 27, unclaimed yearbooks will be available in room D213. Contact Mr. Olson with questions.
Attention Seniors: All colleges/universities will require your final transcript once grades have been posted for third trimester. You can make that request now in parchment.com and enter your request as "hold for grades."
Do not hold up your college registration process because your college/university does not have your final transcript. Check that off your list of things to do and order that now!
Requesting final SFHS Transcripts
Final transcripts are REQUIRED by all colleges showing your third trimester grades. Your fall admissions will be delayed if not obtained by your college. Please go to parchment.com and order today. Your final transcript will be sent to your college once all grades have been posted.
Final transcripts MUST be requested through Parchment.
Cost per Transcript
Current Students: $6.00
(If there is some financial hardship, please see your counselor to discuss a fee waiver)
To graduate, seniors must have 57 credits total:
- 8 English credits
- 8 Social Studies credits
- 7 Science credits
- 5 Math credits (2 credits Geometry, 2 credits Algebra 2, & Problem/Statistics)
- 3 Physical Education credits
- 1 Futures Prep credit (unless you transferred here)
- 1 Health credit
- 2 Art
It is ultimately your responsibility to know that you received the appropriate credits for graduation. Your counselor is your facilitator.
If you are completing recovery credits at Saints Academy/Guided Studies, check in there to be sure you are on track there as well.
You WILL NOT participate in commencement if you have not completed all graduation requirements.
Requesting College in the Schools Transcripts
Sign in to your College Accounts using you Star ID to request
— OR —
Go to http://www.getmytranscript.com/ to order Official Transcripts from each school
St. Cloud State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
Follow this checklist for St. Francis High School seniors graduating June 2021
Senior Year - Timeline
- Set academic goals for Senior year
- Add more challenging courses to your senior schedule
- Retaking ACT? Register for Sept/Oct. ACT www.actstudent.org (SFHS CEEB Code 242190)
- Prep for ACT? Log in to MCIS (MN Career Info System) www.mncis.intocareers.org
- Review your transcript- all graduation requirements met and scheduled
- Finalize plans for after high school (Workforce, College, Military etc.)
- Retaking ACT? Log into MCIS to study and improve your ACT score www.mncis.intocareers.org
- Arrange College Visits (you have two excused days) and check College Rep Schedule with College & Career Center
- Attend SFHS College Fair
- Start College Applications
- Make spreadsheet to track colleges applied, deadlines, additional application requirements (Essay /Letters of Rec./ACT Scores)
- NCAA Athletes- check in with counselor to review requirements
- Ensure you’ve talked with Athletic Director/ coaches and register at www.eligibilitycenter.org
- Get involved in extracurricular activities; keep a list of these
- Start and keep a list of your high school involvement; activities, awards, volunteer work, organizations and offices held
- College Knowledge Month
- Talk to teachers, school counselors, parents about their college experience
- The Financial Aid website is open beginning October 1. Please refer to the Financial Aid page.
- Attend Senior Day (last week in October)
- Set goals towards post-secondary career path
- Complete College Applications (many are free this month) and request initial transcripts at www.isd15.org/transcript
- Request Letters of Recommendation now!
- Fill out Letter of Recommendation Request Form (give recommenders your resume and letter of recommendation form)
- Make sure to write a thank you note!
- ACT Scores- Log in to www.ACTstudent.org to ensure your official scores have been sent to the schools of your choice
- Start researching scholarships if you haven’t already. Suggestions:
- Set reminder for January- local scholarships will be in the Counseling Office
- Find local and national scholarships: www.isd15.org/scholarships
- National, individualized college search: www.fastweb.com
- Retaking ACT? Register for December. ACT www.actstudent.org (SFHS CEEB Code 242190)
- Be aware of College Application Deadlines
- Financial Aid Night/ Workshop - Gain information and utilize computers to start FAFSA form
- Bring your parents and family for tax returns from the appropriate year
- Finals! Study. Study. Study!
- Many college application deadlines are coming up!
- University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is December 15
- Stay focused! Senior grades can affect admittance into the college of your choice.