The success of your student's senior school year greatly depends on you reading carefully each of the following items, and adding these dates to your calendar!

1. Curriculum List:

Please submit each student's Curriculum List on time. Make sure you are aware of your student's remaining credits for graduation. If you have any questions, please contact our Records department.

Curriculum List
           Curr. Form

2. Testing is required for Graduation:

If your student has taken two high school Stanford achievement tests and scored a 4 or higher, then your student has met the requirement for graduation. If they only have one Stanford achievement test, then they will need to take an ACT.

If they take an ACT, they must score a 16 or higher to graduate. Please see the attached schedule for signing up for the ACT. Do not wait until the second semester for your senior to take the ACT test.

Failure to meet the testing requirements will mean your student will not graduate, nor receive a diploma, even if all required credits are completed. Please call the records office if you have any testing questions.

           ACT Dates

3. Jostens:

Jostens (senior rings, invitations, etc.) usually visits Aaron Academy in the month of October to help graduating students order invitations and class rings.

4. Senior Packet:

A Senior Packet will be mailed to you on or before December 16th. Please make sure you read it carefully. It will help your senior finish out the school year smoothly.


5. First Semester Report:

Your senior's first semester reports is due at the school office on or before Friday, January 26, 2018.

Semester Reports

6. Senior Portraits:

Portraits are taken and available for purchase through Mark Griffith Photography. Portrait dates are November 10th, 2017 and December 1st, 2017 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Hendersonville, TN.

7. Graduation Ceremony:

If you would like your senior to participate in our graduation ceremony, the sign-up deadline is February 16th, 2018 and the fee is $225.00. The graduation fee covers their cap, gown, tassel, diploma with cover, and the ceremony.

A late fee of $75 will apply after this date. Applications not accepted after April 20th, 2018.

Our Senior Graduation Ceremony will be held at Cornerstone Church in Madison, TN, on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 10:00 in the morning.

For seniors in our graduation ceremony, their final grades (Second Semester reports) will be due in May. You will receive notification of this due date in your senior packet that you will receive in December.

Graduation Form
           Print Form

8. Second Semester Report:

Second semester reports are due on or before July 13th, 2018. Grades will not be accepted after July 31st. After this date, your senior’s only option left will be to take a GED.

Semester Reports

9. High School Diplomas:

Seniors not participating in our graduation ceremony will receive their diplomas in the mail after all the graduation requirements are met.


10. Financial Aid:

For seniors planning to attend college, please be aware of recent changes to FAFSA reporting.

In Tennessee, for students interest in information about the TN Promise Scholarship, please go to the TN Promise website for requirements and deadlines.


TN Achieves
         TN Promise