Senior Information

Information for 2021 Seniors

Senior Packet

A packet of information was sent home the week of May 12.  A letter from Dr. Roach, a calendar of senior events, and Grad Night information were included.

Senior Gala

Northwood High School is extremely excited to have an outdoor Semi-Formal Senior Gala on the evening of Saturday, May 22, on the NHS campus.  More information about the event is available here.

Seniors - Textbooks and Chromebooks Return

Seniors will return all textbooks, Chromebooks, instruments, and other NHS materials on Tuesday, June 1st. More information about this process will be provided at a later date. Please note, students taking AP tests can turn in books at a later date. 

Seniors - Final Exams

Senior Final Exams will take place during their class periods the week of May 24 - 28.

Seniors - Final Week of School

Seniors who need to make-up a Final Exam will individually schedule them with their instructor during the final week of school. All graduation requirements must be completed prior to the graduation ceremony in order to participate. Students who have questions about their ability to satisfy the graduation requirements should contact their academic counselor. Below is the final week schedule for seniors who complete all of their exams and requirements.  


The graduation ceremonies will take place at the Portola High School Stadium at 9:00 am and 12:00 noon on June 3. Due to the detailed spacing requirements and spectator limitations, we will graduate students by Teacher Advisement groups. Details on which ceremony students will be assigned to will be communicated as soon as it can be finalized.  

The first ceremony will be at 9:00 am and the second ceremony will be at 12:00 noon.  Please see the list below for which TA will be attending each ceremony.  Students from IVA will graduate with their TA from their previous years.

  • 9:00 AM Ceremony - Clarke, Hauck, Mitchell, Zhou, Brock, Katlen, Rossetti, Zeleski, Geck, Stuart, McGehee 
  • 12:00 Noon Ceremony - Myers, Alburger (Dunavold), Pierce (Leys), Allen, Marchant (Olivares), Green, Rubin, Gates, Sellwood, Yoon, Doan 

Pictures are available for purchase through South Coast Photographic (see flyer below).



Graduation rehearsal will take place at NHS on Wednesday June 2 at 9:00 am for the 9:00 am graduation ceremony and at 11:00 am for the 12:00 noon graduation ceremony.



June 1


June 2


June 3


June 4

Cap and Gown Distribution, Textbook Returns

Graduation Rehearsal:

Graduation #1 Rehearsal: 9:00 am

Graduation #2 Rehearsal: 11:00 am

Graduation Ceremonies, Portola High School Stadium

Graduate Diploma Pick-up

Details on this day will be provided as we get closer to the end of the year.  

Time to be determined between 8:00 am - 12 noon


Graduation #1: 9:00 am

Graduation #2: 12:00 noon


* Attendance is required and will be taken at each of these activities

Grad Night Event**

The Grad Night team is working hard to plan a fantastic Grad Night experience for all NHS graduating Seniors. You can also buy tickets here. Prices increase after May 1. The fees will be reimbursed if the situation changes and there is a mandate to cancel the event. Stay tuned for more information on the event! For details, please see the GradNight-2021 FAQs

We are excited to provide our seniors a celebratory end of the school year and will continue to work hard to keep our students safe, following all health guidelines. We appreciate your flexibility and continues support as we navigate these times.

SENIOR PHOTO INFORMATION: If you did not receive a postcard with your photo date, Please contact South Coast Photographic to schedule your appointment.

Lake Forest studio (949)699-0199

Anaheim studio (714)630-8584

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