• Buy a Yearbook Pay Senior Dues  
  • Senior Dues

    Senior Dues: $180

    • Includes the cost of:

      • graduation ceremony venue 

      • cap, gown & tassel 

      • graduation program 

      • diploma and cover 

      • senior short-sleeved shirt if paid by January 1st, 2024

      • All other senior activities

    • In order to participate in graduation activities, this must be paid

    • After March 1st there is a $20 late fee & delivery of cap & gown may be delayed

    • Pay at scholasticimages.com

    Yard Sign: $25

    • Purchase a yard sign announcing your senior’s graduation on MyPaymentsPlus today! The final day to purchase is March 29, 2024. Yard Signs will be sent home in April.

    Graduation Announcements: 

    • More information coming soon!

  • Yearbook and Senior Portrait Info

    Senior Portraits

    Senior pictures are available on campus for the upcoming date - Friday, October 27th by appointment only. You can make an appointment BY CLICKING HERE

    Please let Ms. O'Connor know if you have questions or concerns - Lauren.OConnor@gcpsk12.org

    Senior tributes

    Don't miss the opportunity to honor your graduating senior with a special tribute in the yearbook! The opportunity to reserve the space is only available until October 31st. Do not wait! Our space is limited! CHECK OUT THIS FLYER FOR MORE INFO AN EXAMPLES

    Each space allows for multiple pictures and a message from the family. Yearbook staff students will design the space for you and share the design before we send it to print.

    •  Full page: $200 (up to 12 images)
    • Half page: $150 (up to 6 images)

    • 1/4 page: $100 (up to 4 images)

    • 1/8 page: $75 (up to 2 images)

    • Purchase by 10/31/23 and send pictures & message by 12/1/23


    • Purchase in MyPaymentsPlus

      • July 25 to Sept 30 - $70

      • Oct 1 to Dec 31 - $75

      • Jan 1 to Mar 31 - $80

    • We only order the number purchased – there are no extras!

  • Graduation Practice (MANDATORY)


      • Missed practice = not walking in the ceremony

      • Do not bring your cap & gown.

    • When?  Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 7:00 a.m.  

    • Where?  Paul Duke STEM High School Gym

  • Graduation Tickets

      • The graduate does not need a ticket.

      • Number of tickets for each graduate:  TBD

        • Gas South’s policy is “children under 24 months do not require a ticket to enter. However, in order for a child to have his/her own seat, a ticket is required.”  This policy also applies to infant carriers.

      • Tickets will be distributed at the end of graduation practice.

        • Must meet requirements (see below).

        • Lost, damaged, and/or stolen tickets will not be replaced.

        • No extra tickets will be available.

        • Paul Duke STEM will not facilitate ticket exchanges or “sales”


      1. Must have paid Senior Dues.

      2. Graduation tickets will be withheld from seniors who have outstanding books, fees, fines, and/or items.

        • Most outstanding items/fees are listed in StudentVue (you may need to click fees).

  • Graduation Ceremony

      • When?  

        • TBD

          • Seniors will arrive 2 hours prior.

          • Doors for family, friends, and guests open 1 hour prior.

      • Where? Gas South Exhibit Halls C/D

      • Seniors:

        • Before you leave for the arena checklist:

          • Cap, Gown, Stole, Tassel

            • All other non-Paul Duke STEM issued stoles / cords / sashes / tassels will be confiscated.

          • Be mindful of traffic and the time it will take for you to park and get seated.

        • Arrive by TBD and enter through the first doors as you come down the escalators.

        • Do not have your gown zipped, you will be checked for cell phones.

        • Do not bring in cell phones.  They will be confiscated and can be picked up at the end of the ceremony.

        • Do not decorate your caps/gowns.  All caps and gowns must be plain.

      • Parents / Guardians / Guests:

        • Doors open at TBD and enter the arena through second set of doors with your tickets in hand.

        • After the ceremony, meet graduates outside in the terrace area.

      Gas South Arena's CLEAR BAG POLICY for all attendees.

  • Graduation Apparel

      • Dress Appropriately:

        • Males:  

          • Any color dress pants or khakis (no holes/fraying)

            1. no joggers nor pants with elastic at the bottom

          • Collared shirt (plain or with subtle print or stripes)

            1. no t-shirts

          • Any color dress shoes; Leather Sperry or Sperry-like shoes are allowed

            1. no canvas shoes

          • NO jeans, tennis shoes, or flip flops

          • Minimal/simple jewelry (necklaces and bracelets may not show outside the gown)

        • Females:  

          • A dress OR blouse and full-length dress slacks (no capris/crop length).  

          • Flats or low heels.  Heels must have a strap around the back of the foot or around the ankle. 

            1. Be sure to break-in shoes.  There will be lots of walking. Consider wearing the shoes to last day of finals or graduation practice.

          • NO dresses with collars

          • NO jeans, tennis shoes, or flip flops

          • Minimal/simple jewelry (necklaces and bracelets may not show outside the gown)

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