Senior Class

  • Congratulations Class of 2024!

    Check back for calendar updates. All activities, pricing, dates, and times are accurate as of this date but are subject to change. 
    End of the school year senior calendar:  English  Español 
    Seniors: On Graduation Day, 5/16/24--Be at LECOM at 3:00 pm. Processional begins at 3:45 pm. Graduation begins at 4:00 pm.
    August 28-November 3 -- Senior hoodie sales. Small-XL = $35.  2x = $37.  3X-6X = $39. Orders made with exact cash or check made out to Southeast High can be made at Mrs. Rees' classroom by Southeast High Seniors. 
    • Exact cash & check sales in Mrs. Rees' room, by the computer labs.
    • Online link will be active until November 3, 2023. Hoodies will be delivered during January 2024. Senior Hoodies can be picked in Room 837.
    September 11 -- Post-Secondary College Fair (College Admissions Representatives) at MTC (Manatee Technical College Main Campus) for Juniors & Seniors. 5:30 - 7:30 pm  
    September 20 -- Senior Meeting, Auditorium. Seniors released at 9:00 am. Seniors who cannot attend should come to the Senior Parent Meeting at 6:30 pm or see Mrs. Rees.  PowerPoint:   English     Español   
    Seniors must provide Height & Weight & T-shirt sizes when given the Senior Bio sheet. Please be ready to provide the information at the senior meeting on September 20. Contact Mrs. Rees if you have questions. or 941.741.3366, Ext. 36047 and leave a message.

    September 20 -- Senior Parents Meeting, Auditorium. 6:30 pm.  PowerPoint:   English    Español 

    October 5 -- Career Fair at MTC (Manatee Technical College Main Campus) for Juniors & Seniors. 6:00-8:00 pm

    October 31 -- Deadline to have a senior picture taken at the local Lifetouch studio in order to be included in the yearbook.  
    November 30 -- Deadline to secure your individual senior yearbook page. Download senior yearbook page form
    December 12 -- Career Fair, Gym. Juniors & Seniors only. More info to come.
    December 31 at 11:59 pm-- Sign up for FAFSA (free financial aid for post-secondary school) online Remember the FAFSA is the first step to receiving financial aid (FREE MONEY). The quicker you complete your FAFSA, the better your score.  FAFSA Instructional Video
    January 17 -- Senior Meeting, auditorium. 3rd Period. An announcement will be made for release.  2024 Senior Meeting #2 Presentation
    January 18 -- Senior Panoramic Photo, gym, Time: TBA. An announcement will be made for release.
    January 18-19 -- Graduation Fees due. $95 Fees include payment for cap/gown/tassel/medallion, diploma/cover, graduation programs, tickets, security, rental fees, awards and miscellaneous expenses. You will need to provide Height, Weight, and T-shirt size.
    Payment may be at school with exact cash or online with an additional convenience fee using a debit or credit card. Pay at the bookkeeper's office.
    January 30--FAFSA "How To" Workshop at Southeast High School, Media Center, 6:30 pm. Open the flyer for other workshop school locations and dates. 
    January 31 -- Last day to order a yearbook @ Seniors who preorder receive a free panoramic photo.
    February 9 -- Last day for Grad Bash ticket sales. Seniors must complete paperwork and prepay for tickets by February 9. See paperwork for eligibility requirements. Tickets are limited.
    Price 210.00
    February 15 -- Seniors who have not provided sizes by February 15 risk not having a cap & gown for graduation. See Mrs. Rees.
    February 28 -- Short Senior Meeting, Auditorium, 8:45-9:30 am. 2024 Senior Meeting #2.5 PowerPoint
    March 8 -- Early Bird Prom Ticket Sales--$65 (exact cash or check)--for Southeast students. Theme: Enchanted Garden (Princess and the Frog) Must complete prom forms and owe nothing to the school district.
    April 10 -- Senior Class meeting (3rd Period, release time TBA) and Senior Parent meeting (6:30 pm) regarding graduation and end of year activities. Auditorium.
    Seniors who are at MTC or Dual Enrolled should come to the 6:30 pm meeting.   PowerPoint  2024 Senior Meeting 2024 Senior Meeting - Spanish
    April 13 -- Grad Bash (Prepaid ticket required. Because this is a special Universal Studios event, no season passes may be used. Students must ride provided transportation.)
    April 16 -- Teachers Choice Awards, TBA pm, Auditorium. The Teachers Choice Awards student invitations will be distributed in the first period teacher's class.
    April 19 -- Prom. More information can be obtained from Ms. Sisk. Prom forms in Guidance.  
    • Early Bird Prom Ticket Sales—March 8 during all lunches. $65 
    • After the Early Bird date:  All SE Junior, Senior, & Guest tickets Price $75. Tickets will be sold during lunches on Tuesday and Thursday. Last date for Prom ticket sales is April 18.
    • Guests can not be younger than 9th grade or older than age 20 on the day of prom.
    • In order to purchase tickets, students can not owe money/books to the school district, and seniors must have paid Graduation Fees and turned in the Senior Contract form. Check your FOCUS account to see if you have a debt.
    April 22-26 -- Senior privileges will take place. TBD. Senior Privileges end after April 26. 
    May 6 & 7 -- Last two regular class days. Cap & Gown Distribution during lunches for seniors who have pre-ordered cap/gown and paid Graduation Fees. Seniors who are testing or taking classes off campus may pick them up between 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm in the cafeteria on Monday, May 6. Questions? Message Ms. Rees. Subject to change.

    Seniors who have not paid Grad Fees or seniors who did not provide measurements by Feb. 15 will have to wait until after these distribution dates to pay and receive cap/gowns.

    May 6-10 -- Senior Exams. Per SDMC policy, seniors who have 80% or higher for 3rd and 4th Quarters in a class, may be exempt from the semester exam for that class. Does not apply for state, IB, or AP exams.
    May 8 -- Senior/Junior Awards Ceremony, Auditorium, 6:00 pm. Students receiving awards will be notified. Questions? See Mr. Harvey, College and Career Counselor.
    May 9 -- IB Pinning Ceremony, 6:00 pm, Auditorium. Questions? See Ms. Bishop.
    May 10 -- By noon, books and electronics must be returned, and debts paid to the school district before graduation tickets will be given to the graduating senior on May 15 & 16.
    Check the debt lists posted around campus. Classwork must be completed. 

    May 10 -- Senior Picnic. 11:00 am - 12:30 pm.  Only the graduating Southeast High School Class of 2023 Seniors and Southeast High School staff may attend. Games. Yearbooks.
    Seniors park in the New Gym Parking Lot.  Seniors may only be on the main campus if completing semester makeup work or exams. Make-up Exams must be scheduled with the teacher and are due by May 14, 2024, at 10:00 am.  
    May 13 -- Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal, 9:00-11:00 am. Softball Field. 
    11:30 am-2:00 pm. Graduation Ticket pick-up in the auditorium after attending rehearsal. Ten (10) FREE Tickets for Graduation will be distributed to the Spring Graduating Seniors by the counselors. Parents must have written permission to pick up the tickets for the senior if the senior cannot pick up the tickets. Seniors must be debt-free to the school district and have met graduation requirements in order to receive free tickets.  No extra tickets are available.  
    May 14 -- 8:00 am-12:00 noon. Final Graduation Ticket pick-up in the auditorium for seniors unable to pick up tickets on Monday.
    Ten (10) FREE Tickets for Graduation will be distributed to the Spring Graduating Seniors by the guidance counselors.
    Parents must have written permission to pick up the tickets for the senior if the senior cannot pick up the tickets. Seniors must be debt-free to the school district and have met graduation requirements in order to receive free tickets.  No extra tickets are available.  

    Make-up Exams must be scheduled with the teacher and are due by May 14, 2024, at 10:00 am.  

    May 16 -- Graduation. 4:00 pm. Location LECOM. Everyone must have a ticket--no open admission.
    Graduation (All information is subject to change.) 
    • Seniors must be at LECOM Park (17th Ave. W entrance) by 3:00 pm with the graduation uniform. 
    • Dress comfortably but school appropriate. Shorts are OK. No spike heels or flip-flops. 
    • Seniors may NOT decorate or modify the cap & gown / graduation attire. Per admin, if they do, they cannot participate.
    • Everyone must have a ticket except children under 3 who sit in an adult's lap. Guests enter off of 9th Street entrance.
    • No open admission--even after the ceremony starts. 
    • Per Manatee Co. Sheriff's Department: NO RE-ENTRY. No large bags and bags must be clear per district policy, No balloons, flowers, arrangements, or noisemakers allowed.
    • Though tickets are free, this is a ticketed event. I do not have extra tickets. 
    • PARKING IS VERY LIMITED. PLEASE CARPOOL. Limited Handicap Parking at corner lot (9th Street and 17th Avenue).
    June 20 -- Official 2024 senior transcript will be available. Class of 2024 Seniors may have one free (official or non-official) transcript after graduation. Form available in guidance in May 2024. Requests for additional transcripts.
    July 25 -- Summer Graduation for seniors who meet graduation requirements after spring graduation. More information to follow.

    Graduation Pictures

    Senior graduation pictures will be taken by Lifetouch. 

    To access your Life Touch photos after the ceremony, text the code below to 90738*


    Southeast High School

    Class of 2025--Make an appointment for your senior pictures at (800) 292-3715. 

    Free Senior Transcript
    Southeast graduating seniors may have one free transcript after graduation.
    The official finalized transcript will not be available until approximately June 20, 2024.
    Additional copies of your transcript may be purchased.
    Transcript Request

    Balfour (click on Shop My School) Purchasing yearbook, class rings, graduation announcements, senior class memorabilia.

    Graduate Information
    Seniors must meet graduation requirements, be debt-free to the school district, and have paid graduation fees in order to participate in the graduation ceremony. 

    Reminder: all textbooks, school items, and electronics must be returned to Southeast High School and debts paid to the school district before tickets will be given to ceremony-participating senior graduates. Check in FOCUS or Destiny (in the MySDMC SSO) to see if there is a debt on your account.