Seniors Class of 2024
- Center for Advising and Counseling
- Final Transcript Instructions
- Project Graduation
- SENIOR PARENT INFORMATION CLASS OF 2024
- Senior Trip Information Guidelines
- Senior Trip Booklet
- Special Release of Student Information Consent Form
- Grad Facts from Herff Jones
- Junior Senior Prom Information
- Class of 2024 Scholarships
* Seniors have informed Mr. Esker of their final transcript destination. They
only need to let Mr. Esker know if there is any change in the destination
before May 31st
* Public universities in Louisiana will download final transcripts from STS (the
state’s transcript system) in June. We do not send final transcripts to
Louisiana public universities since they will download them from STS.
* Final transcripts will be sent from Mandeville High School once a graduation
date is attached to the transcript. The graduation date on the final transcript
is May 20, 2022, the last day of school for the underclassmen. The
transcripts will be sent either electronically or through US mail depending on
the preference of the college.
* Dual enrollment transcripts must be sent by the student directly from the
college or university that sponsored the course to the college of his/her
choice. In order for that credit to follow the student to his/her college of
choice, the student needs to request a transcript from the university
that sponsored the dual enrollment course. A list of our courses and the
universities that sponsored the course can be found below, along with
instructions regarding the transcript request process.
o English IV Honors – Mrs. Thigpen – Southeastern Louisiana University
o Calculus Honors – Mrs. Bache – Southeastern Louisiana University
o Probability & Statistics Honors – Mr. Walker – Southeastern Louisiana
o Pre-Calculus Honors – Mrs. Bache & Mr. Walker – Southeastern Louisiana
o Algebra III Honors – Mr. Walker & Ms. Touchard – Southeastern Louisiana
o World History Honors – Mrs. Sidlovsky – Southeastern Louisiana University
o Psychology Honors – Mrs. Simon – Louisiana Tech University
o Biology II Honors – Ms. Decker – Louisiana Tech University
o Chemistry Honors – Mrs. Biguenet & Ms. Casey – Southeastern Louisiana
o Spanish II & III – Mrs. Forrest & Ms. Fredrick – Louisiana Tech University
o French II, III & IV – Mr. Tassin – Louisiana Tech University
o STAR – Ms. Radtke – Southeastern Louisiana University
* Southeastern Louisiana University transcripts may be requested by
printing a request form through this link
* Louisiana Tech University transcripts may be requested through this
link https://www.latech.edu/current-students/registraroffice/transcripts/ You do not need an LA Tech ID in order to
request the transcript. Your social security number is sufficient.
* For anyone who took a course through Northshore Technical
Community College (Auto Tech, Drafting, Nursing Assistant, EKG, EMT,
ProStart, First Responder) you’ll need to follow this link
SEAN ESKER - SEAN.ESKER@STPSB.ORG (SENIOR COUNSELOR)
MANDEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
#1 SKIPPER DRIVE
MANDEVILLE, LA 70447
Seniors may use the Common App (www.commonapp.org) to use one application to apply to more than 1,000 schools. In our area, LSU, UNO, Tulane, Loyola, Xavier, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Mississippi State, and Millsaps all use the Common App.
There are hundreds more, including Auburn, Alabama, Spring Hill, South Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Texas A&M, South Carolina, Arkansas, and College of Charleston. Applying through the Common App allows us to send records electronically, which eases the application process. When applying to a school, please check to see if they’re on the Common Application. It makes things a lot easier!
SENDING TEST SCORES & TRANSCRIPTS
Most student transcripts are sent electronically through Louisiana’s student transcript system (STS) for public universities in Louisiana. The Common Application is the next best option for electronic transcript submission. The last, and least effective, option is to e-mail the transcript to a specific e-mail address with the college. Please e-mail Mr. Esker if there are questions.
We do not send test scores (ACT). For the score to be official, it must be sent from ACT directly to the college or university. Many schools are test-optional for admissions, so make sure to see if submitting a score is necessary.
ACT has endorsed superscoring, which allows a student to use his or her best score from each of the four (4) sub-sections to create a “superscore” composite score. It’s up to each college or university to determine if they’ll accept a superscore. TOPS does not currently allow for a superscore to be used.
Completing the FAFSA or signing a waiver indicating that you will not complete a FAFSA is a graduation requirement for the class of 2024. The FAFSA for the class of 2024 will become available in December. Please make sure to complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA since that will be the first year of college for our seniors.
Our students have the opportunity to earn dual enrollment credit from several universities. Southeastern Louisiana University awards credit to students who dual enroll in: English IV, Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, World History, Chemistry, Physics and STAR. Louisiana Tech University awards credit to students who dual enroll in: French II, French III, French IV, Spanish II, Spanish III, and Biology II. Northshore Technical & Community College credit can be earned in Auto Tech, Drafting, EMT, Patient Care, HVAC, Welding or First Responder, and Nunez Community College credit can be earned in Pro Start I. Transcripts with credit for completed college courses must be obtained by the student from the college.
AP College Board
Our students have the opportunity to take AP tests in a number of subjects and potentially earn college credit at a fraction of the cost for a three-hour course. Registration for the AP tests is in the fall! Students may test in English Language, English Literature, AB Calculus, U.S. History, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Comparative Government & Politics, Macroeconomics, European History, and U.S. Government & Politics. October 31st is the deadline to register without the additional late fee. Fees are payable on MyPaymentsPlus.
CLEP - COLLEGE BOARD: Students are able to potentially earn college credit through exams from the College Board’s CLEP (College-Level Examination Program). Students may test in College Composition (English IV Honors), English Literature (English IV), Chemistry, College Algebra (Algebra III or Pre-Calculus), Biology (Biology II), History of the US II:1865 to Present (U.S. History or U.S. History Honors), Western Civilizations:1648 to Present (World History or World History Honors), Psychology, Spanish Language (Spanish III), or French Language (French III or IV). Mrs. Courtney Weileman is the CLEP coordinator. Sign-up deadlines to test at MHS will be advertised later in the year.
Senior Class Trip
Our senior trip will be March 20-24, 2024 and includes visits to different Disney theme parks. Sign-ups for the senior trip begin on September 13th and continue until October 8th. The total cost for the trip is $875 and may be paid online through MyPaymentsPlus. The initial payment of $275 is due to by October 8th. Remaining payments of $200 are due by November 5th (second payment, December 10th (third payment), and January 14th (final payment). We are only accepting payments through MyPaymentsPlus this year!
Students will receive permission slips that will have to be signed and notarized. Students must secure a notary of their choice. Completed slips and a copy of the health insurance card (front & back) must be returned directly to Mrs. Pam Simon in Room 401 by December 11th.
Our mandatory parent/participant meeting will be March 12th at 6 p.m.
Any student who is classified as a graduating senior in the spring of 2024 may attend the senior trip. Students who receive an out-of-school suspension during the current school year may not attend the trip. Students with excessive absences may be denied permission to attend the trip. No one who is under a judicial order of probation may participate. Students who do not attend daily classes at MHS, such as those classified as “hospital/homebound”, are not permitted to participate.
Any student who is classified as a graduating senior in the Spring of
2023 may attend the senior trip. Students who receive an out-of-school suspension during the current school year may not attend the trip. Students with excessive absences may be denied permission to attend the trip. No one who is under a judicial order of probation may participate. Students who do not attend daily classes at MHS, such as those classified as "hospital/homebound", are not permitted to participate.
Any request for a refund must be made in writing from a parent or guardian to Mr. Esker no later than January 18th for a full refund. Full refunds cannot be issued after that date.
All Mandeville High, St. Tammany Parish Public Schools, and theme parks rules and regulations are in effect at all times during the trip. Any student who is sent home from the senior trip may forfeit his/her right to participate in the graduation ceremony.
Senior Pictures for MHS Yearbook
Any senior who wishes to have his or her picture included in the Yearbook must have their picture taken at River Oaks Photography on Asbury Drive. The photo for the yearbook does not carry a fee but must be scheduled by calling 985-674-2357. The yearbook photo has to be taken no later than January 26th in order to be included with the class of 2024. Seniors are free to schedule other senior portraits with any photographer of their choosing, but the yearbook photo must be taken at River Oaks.
Graduation Commencement Speech
Any candidate for graduation with the class of 2024 who is in good standing, active in Mandeville High sports and/or clubs, has attended Mandeville High for at least the four (4) semester prior to graduation and has a 3.0 or better GPA is eligible to deliver the commencement address at graduation. Any interested student must submit the potential commencement address to Mrs. Dean in Room 406 no later than February 2nd. Addresses will be delivered before a committee of Mandeville High administrators and teachers during 7th hour on a date to be determined. One address will be selected. See Mrs. Dean for criteria and additional information
EXAM EXEMPTIONS (SENIORS)
If a Senior with an “A average” in a course has 5 or fewer non-exempt absences in the course for a semester, then he/she is exempt from the semester exam.
If a Senior with a “B average” in a course has 3 or fewer non-exempt absences in the course for a semester, then he/she is exempt from the semester exam.
Senior Semester Exam Exemptions will not apply in dual enrolled courses or online courses.
Senior Awards Night
Senior Academic Awards Night is currently scheduled for Wednesday, May 1st. Any student who receives a scholarship offer, whether it’s accepted or not, will be recognized as part of the evening program through a PowerPoint presentation that will also be posted online. A copy of the scholarship offer must be given to Mr. Esker in guidance no later than Friday, April 26th in order to be included in the presentation. Invitations are not mailed for students who are being recognized for scholarship offers. Seniors who are being recognized for other achievements will receive an invitation in the mail to attend.
The end of senior exam week is capped off with the Senior Crawfish Boil, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 24th from 11 am—1 pm in the stadium. Students will have the opportunity to sign up to attend and purchase a T-shirt for the event. It’s a great way to cap off the year!
Caps and Gowns
Caps and gowns will be available for purchase through Graduate Supply Company. A prior graduate’s cap and gown cannot be used. Distribution of the caps and gowns is currently scheduled for Friday, May 3rd in the auditorium from 10—11:30 am. Students must be clear of all debts, including textbooks, in order to collect their caps and gowns. Parents may pick up the caps and gowns for their children, but they will have to stand in line with the students. Anyone who does not attend that day may pick up their cap and gown from Mr. Esker in the guidance office on Monday, May 6th from 12—2:30 pm.
**If a student does not wish to participate in the graduation ceremony, then a parent, guardian or caregiver should e-mail Mr. Esker, the senior counselor, to share that information. Any student who does not participate in the graduation ceremony may pick up his/her diploma beginning May 8th after clearing all debts.
Mandatory practice is scheduled to be held on Monday, May 6th at Southeastern Louisiana University’s University Center from 8:30 am—11:30 am. Seniors must arrange for transportation to and from the practice. This practice is required; only those students who participate in the graduation practice will participate in the graduation ceremony.
Please take a few minutes to hang up the gown once it is received and remove any wrinkles. Do not iron the gown.
Girls wear a cool summer dress, skirt, or black dress pants and blouse (no shorts). Shoes must be black and must have a back or a strap. No tennis shoes, boots, or flip-flop type sandals, even with a strap at the back, will be allowed.
Boys must wear black dress slacks, a white collared dress shirt (preferably short sleeves because it’s hot), a tie, black dress shoes or boots, and black socks. They must be in compliance with the STPPS policy on facial hair (clean-shaven or neatly trimmed moustache, beard or goatee) with hair length also in compliance with dress code. No jeans, khaki pants, sandals, tennis shoes or other athletic shoes are allowed.
Any students who are not in compliance with the above dress code will be required to change their attire to comply with the dress code. All participating students are expected to be in full compliance with this dress code. Final decisions regarding compliance and/or participation in the ceremony will come from Mr. Monson.
All caps must be placed flat on the graduate’s head and remain in place throughout the ceremony. Caps may not be decorated or personalized in any way.
All graduating seniors should arrive at Southeastern Louisiana University's University Center by 6 p.m. Roll call will be made by senior homeroom teachers in their assigned areas in the corridors. Parents and other guests are not permitted in the line-up area. We anticipate that graduates will be able to invite as many guests as they would like. There are no tickets required for entrance to the ceremony. All graduates are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. Graduation is the best-attended school function, and the graduates' behavior is a reflection on the entire school. Please refrain from laughing, talking, and chewing gum while the ceremony is taking place. Parents and guests should not bring noisemakers or any other distracting items to graduation. Please be respectful to the graduates and their families and allow their name to be heard. Campus security will confiscate noisemakers and possibly ask guests to leave. The procession begins promptly at 7 pm. Once the procession concludes, there is no admittance to the floor area. After recessional from the arena floor, graduates are to return immediately to the corridors to pick up diplomas from their homeroom teachers. All items (cap, gown, tassel, stoles, and honor cords) are the graduates' to keep!
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2024 Mandeville High Senior Trip Guidelines - Currently Under Construction!!!
Mandeville High Senior Trip Guidelines This year’s Senior Trip will include visits to the Disney Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida. We depart on the evening of Wednesday, March 22 and return the morning of Sunday, March 26. All Mandeville High, St. Tammany Parish Public Schools, and Disney rules and regulations are in effect throughout the duration of the trip. Additionally, we will be enforcing the following guidelines: Students must be classified as a graduating senior for the spring semester in order to be eligible for the trip. Students who do not attend daily classes at MHS, such as those classified as “Hospital/Homebound”, are not permitted to participate. Students who have received an out-of-school suspension during the current school year will not be permitted to attend the trip. Any student who is under judicial order and/or probation is not permitted to participate. The student and at least one parent must attend the mandatory Disney meeting to be announced at a later date.. A notarized permission slip and a copy of the student’s medical insurance card are required for this trip. Students are required to complete all seat time obligations prior to the day of departure for the trip. Athletes and students in extracurricular activities are encouraged to consult with their coaches/sponsors before signing up for the trip to make sure there are no conflicts. Students must be on track to meet the minimum graduation requirements in order to attend the trip. Any student in danger of not graduating or who receives an out-of-school suspension will NOT receive a refund after the advertised dates. Any student involved in a serious disciplinary offense while on the trip, including use of drugs/alcohol, will be sent home at their own expense. Any student sent home from the Senior Trip will forfeit his/her right to participate in the graduation ceremony. All payments must have been submitted in order to attend this trip. Do NOT drop off payments to Student Services, the office, or Mr. Esker’s box. Permission slips/insurance cards are to be given to Mrs. Simon in room 401 no later than December 5th. Prescription info should be emailed to Mrs.Dean (email@example.com.
Mandeville High Class of 2024 GRAD FACTS!
On Monday, October 9th the students of Mandeville High will have a class meeting regarding the ordering of
their Graduation Supplies, Caps & Gowns, etc. ln this meeting, the students will receive all the necessary
information to order their supplies. The first order day will be at school on Friday, October 27th (We will not
take orders before this date). We highly encourage you to take advantage of the first order day.
SENIOR GRAD FEE ($106.00)
The GRAD FEE includes your keepsake gown, keepsake cap, memory tassel, satin stole with 2024-year date, and a
custom diploma cover, if you plan to participate in graduation, your order must include the GRAD FEE.
THE GRAD FEE MUST BE ORDERED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SPRING GRADUATION CEREOMONY. You are only required
to order the Grad Fee. All other products offered are optional.
ANNOUNCEMENT QUANTITY AND ETIQUETTE
Share the accomplishment of high school graduation by sending graduation announcements to your family and
friends. Herff Jones is proud to offer the "official" graduation announcement, featuring the engraved school crest and
commencement data. Group ordering with your class allows us to reduce the cost of individual announcements.
Order enough to cover your needs...start making you r list now! IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ORDER ANNOUNCEMENTS
AND SUPPLIES ON TH E FIRST ORDER DAY. DUE TO DELAYS IN MANUFACTURING, IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE IN THE FIRST
GROUP ORDER SO YOUR STUDENTS ITEMS ARE DELIVERED WITH THE REST OF THE CLASS.
Herff Jones offers FOUR VALUE PACKAGES to help make the ordering process more convenient and economical for
you. Packages were designed to give you a little bit of everything. All packages include the Formal Announcements,
some keepsakes such as tassels and keychains, and apparel items. See something you want but it is not included in
the packages? You may add to your package or itemize your order. PACKAGES DO NOT INCLUDE THE GRAD FEE (CAP &
GOWN). All packages are optional.
DOWN PAYMENT AND PAYMENT PLAN
A $100.00 minimum down payment is required to place your order. Start preparing and saving early. Once your order
has been processed, we will e-mail an itemized statement with payment plan information. You may make interest
free payments by mail, online, or on our service dates at school. Your senior supply order must be paid in full by
February 19th, prior to the graduation supply delivery day at school. A balance due statement and delivery
notice will be e-mailed to your home two weeks prior to the delivery in the spring.
HAVE A GREAT SCHOOL YEAR!
Information Provided by:
Graduate Supply House
2504 Hickory Ave.
Metairie, LA 70003