The twelfth grade is the twelfth school year after kindergarten. It is also the last year of compulsory secondary education, or “high school”. Students often enter the grade as 17- and 18-year-olds and graduate as mostly 17 or 18-year-olds. Twelfth graders are referred to as Seniors.
Many students consider the twelfth grade a year to relax and prepare for transition out of their old lives into college/university or the workplace. Others take advantage of the opportunity to complete additional higher level courses, such as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate, to earn credits for college/university.
The class of 2018 is one of the most diverse senior class ever in Triple C School. There is a range of ethnicities, cultures, backgrounds, and religions. All 29 of the students are unique in their own way, whether it be academically or socially.
There is a formal event for this year’s students, called Banquet. Some schools hold a combined prom for juniors and seniors, while others segregate the two grades into separate dances.
- Senior Farewell
At the end of the school year, there is a ceremony to wish the seniors farewell and reminisce on memories over the years. When the seniors walk on stage, they are greeted by the school band’s playing. Seniors express their feelings about teachers and classes and talk about their journeys throughout the high school years. The elementary kids create cards for each senior with advice they think would be useful to them in exchange for a balloon. Other students, teachers and parents can have a chance to say their goodbyes as well. The ceremony can be very emotional for all students, parents and teachers.
Written by: Anissa Hoyte, Isabella Watler & Ariana Thompson