Graduation


Dear LBHS Class of 2022,  DECEMBER UPDATE

As we wrap up the First Semester, I have several critical updates to share with you. Please make sure you read this thoroughly and let me know if you have any questions. Once January starts, the rest of your Senior Year will speed up and be over before you know it. You must stay informed and remain mindful of important dates and deadlines.

Graduation Details

The Commencement Ceremony for the LBHS Class of 2022 will take place on Thursday, May 26th at 9am in the Additions Financial Arena at the University of Central Florida. At this point, we have not been provided a specific number of tickets that will be made available to our families. As we have learned over the past two years, the continued impact of Covid-19 and its different variants makes it nearly impossible to forecast future capacity restrictions and guidelines. Prior to 2020, we have been able to provide 6-10 tickets per graduate. While we hope to be able to do the same this year, please wait until we have a specific number confirmed before inviting friends and family. As soon as we have a number confirmed, I will let you know.

Graduation Fee and Cap & Gown Order

Lake Brantley High School partners with Herff Jones Orlando for our graduation regalia, including caps and gowns. Only caps and gowns ordered through Herff Jones can be worn at Graduation. Herff Jones Orlando also collects the mandatory graduation fee with the cap and gown orders. The graduation fee goes towards the rental of UCF’s Additions Financial Arena, as well as the incidental costs of holding an event of this scale. The base Cap & Gown package + the graduation fee is $100. That amount goes up to $120 on January 1, 2022. DO NOT DELAY!

To purchase your Cap & Gown (which includes your graduation fee), go to www.herfforlando.com (Links to an external site.). Click on “Start Registering”. It will ask you to make an account if you do not already have one. It will also ask for your height and weight to ensure gown fit. Cap & Gown pick-up will take place in April.

Place your order by January 1st to avoid the late fee!!!

GPA Calculation for Class Rank and Honors Designation

Senior GPAs will be calculated and pulled in mid-January to determine Class Rank (including Top 10, Valedictorian/Salutatorian) as well as Honors Designation (Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude). Once these GPAs are calculated, absolutely no changes will be made to Class Rank or Honors Designation. For this reason, make sure you have all of your virtual and dual-enrollment coursework completed by the end of December and the grade reports received by your School Counselor within the first two weeks of January. These processes generally happen automatically, but it is your responsibility to confirm that all eligible coursework is included in your GPA before we run the Class Rank and Honors calculation. Coursework completed between January and May 2022 will be

considered for transcripts and fulfilling the 2.0 GPA graduation requirement, but will not impact Class Rank or Honors Designation. Contact your Certified School Counselor if you have any questions regarding this.

Senior Class Activities

Below are a list of activities for the Class of 2022. They are organized by your Senior Class Sponsor, Mrs. Andrea Lesko. More information will be released in the Spring regarding these exciting events!

Spring Senior Lunch- March 4th, 2022

Senior Week- March 28-April 1, 2022

Senior Breakfast- April 1st, 2022

Prom- April 2nd, 2022 @ Sapphire Falls Universal

Grad Bash- April 30th, 2022 @ Universal Studios

If you have any questions, please don’t feel free to reach out to me via e-mail: Donald_Fields@scps.k12.fl.us. You can also feel free to seek me out on campus, especially in the mornings and at lunches.

See you in your LAST semester of High School!

Mr. Donald B. Fields, Jr.

Assistant Principal

Graduation Coordinator

Seniors (Important Dates)

Important DATES:  Senior Dates

Friday, March 4th Senior Lunch to kick off prom announcement 

11:00-12:30pm/ Prom tickets sold

Friday, March 4th-Friday March 11th prom tickets sold at a discounted price during both lunches’ M/W/F

March 14th-18th online prom ticket sales

Monday, March 21st-Wednesday March 30th prom tickets sold in person M/W/F during both lunches

Friday, April 1st Senior Breakfast

Saturday, April 2nd Prom Sapphire Falls Resort Universal Hotels @7-11pm

Saturday, April 30th Grad Bash Universal; 5pm-3am