Seniors

Can we decorate our caps?
Rules for decorating caps are printed in the pamphlet distributed to seniors. A digital copy is available below. Remember to make all designs 2-dimensional and on a sheet you can tape or velcro onto your cap(caps are nine and a quarter inches on each side). Designs will be approved during graduation practice by Principal Adams.
Have you checked if you owe textbooks?
Even ones from ninth grade. Only the textbook clerk can tell you if you have missing books and you won't graduate if you have outstanding books. Check now because you will need time to find the book or replace it.
Have you spoken to your teachers?
Final grades for seniors are due Tuesday June 11, so seniors take finals starting June 7. Talk to your teachers now to make sure you are doing everything to pass and graduate.
Do you want to speak/perform at the ceremony?
Check back for meeting dates and try-outs.
Will your family need Handicap seating?
Each student will receive ten color-coded tickets, but if someone needs handicap seating, you need to notify the office. Forms can be picked up starting Friday May 24 and need to be returned by Wednesday May 29.
Do you owe money?
The LAST signature to get on your Check Out Form will be the ASB Bookkeeper's, but you should check that you do not owe ahead of time.

Important Dates for Graduation

Handicap Seating forms will be available at the front office. They need to be returned by Wednesday May 29

Handicap Seating forms are due at the front office

  • Finals for Period 1 and 2
  • GradNite
    • Go to Periods 1-4 as normal
    • Report to the Basketball courts by 12:30
  • Clean out your locker (due 6/11)
  • Complete your Senior Checklist (due 6/11)
  • Submit your design for cap decoration
  • Attend Graduation practice (ALL 2 DAYS)
  • Finals for Period 3 and 4 (You still must report to all your classes)
  • Finals for Period 5 and 6 (You still must report to all your classes)
  • Last Day to clean out locker 
  • Last Day to return Senior Check Out Form
  • Graduation Practice- Day 1
    • ATTENDING IS MANDATORY to be able to walk in the ceremony.
    • Report to the Football Stadium by 8 AM
    • Be prepared to be in the Sun till 12:30
    • You cannot return to campus unless you have a pass from Ms J or ASB
  • Graduation Practice- Day 2
    • ATTENDING IS MANDATORY to be able to walk in the ceremony.
    • Report to the Gym by 8 AM
    • Be prepared to be in the Sun till 12:30
    • Tickets will be distributed at the end of practice
    • PFSO will host an optional Senior Barbecue afterwards
    • You cannot return to campus unless you have a pass from Ms J or ASB
  • Graduation Ceremony starts at 4 PM
  • Students Check-In at Gym
    • Doors open at 2 PM
    • Doors close at 2:45 PM; no late entries
    • Come in with graduation gown and cap off and laid flat in your hands.
    • You will not be allowed: cell phones, cameras, lip stick, leis, purses, corsages, horns, noisemakers, fireworks, tortillas, frisbees, beach balls in the gym or during the ceremony. (Please communicate with your family where they can meet you on the field after ceremony is over.)

UC Application Due (November 30th)

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Senior Finals ( start June 7)

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Senior Year Checklist

  • August 1st: UC Application Opens

  • Research scholarships

  • Practice for the SAT and ACT to improve score

  • Request letters of recommendation

  • Make sure fall and spring class schedule satisfy college admission requirements

  •  Sign up for the ACT or SAT Reasoning test

  • Research any recommended SAT Subject Tests for your intended schools. Sign up for them

  • Gather all information required for admissions to insure you don’t forget any necessary information (volunteer work, student awards, activities, clubs and organizations, etc.)

  •  Begin gathering financial aid information and request an FSA ID

  •  Research scholarship

  • Ask for Letters of Recommendation
  • October 1st
  • Review CSU Educational Opportunity (EOP) Deadlines
  • Look at the FAFSA PDF print out before you start it online
  • Attend Senior College Night, Financial Aid Night
  • Attend any College Fairs in your area
  • Make last minute visits to college campuses you’re interested in attending
  • Apply to Community College (Oxnard, Ventura or Moorpark)
  • Attend College/Financial Aid workshops
  • Ask for Letters of Recommendation
  • Submit your Senior Packet and Sign the Senior Compact
  • APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS (Scholarships list available in the College and Career Center)
  • Apply and submit UC college application November 1st – 30th
  • Apply and submit CSU college application due November 30
  • Apply for scholarships
  • Attend College/Financial Aid application workshops by EAOP
  • Last month to take the SAT or ACT (make sure to release your scores)
  • Apply and submit private universities application (deadlines vary)
  • Create your student portals for each university you applied to
  • Apply for scholarships (ex. Ventura County Community Foundation)
  • Start saving money (Prom, AP tests, GradNite)
  • Apply and submit private universities applications (deadlines vary)
  • Apply for scholarships
  • Continue to work on FAFSA/Dream Act (if not submitted)
  • Attend Financial Aid workshops
  • SEND YOUR OFFICAL SAT/ACT SCORES
  • Submit 1st semester transcript to universities (if requested to do so)
  • CHECK YOUR EMAILS/PORTALS
  • Keep saving money
  • Register for AP tests
  • Submit your Senior Packet, so your diploma will be ordered and correct
  • Submit 1st semester transcript to universities (if requested to do so)
  • File your FAFSA by March 2nd
  • Check status of your Cal Grant Verification form
  • Apply for scholarships
  • Attend Financial aid nights/workshops
  • CHECK YOUR EMAILS/PORTALS
  • Keep saving money (Prom, Yearbook, Gradnite, missing textbooks)
  • FAFSA & Cal Grant due March 2nd
  • Continue applying for scholarships
  • Attend a Community College Orientation
  • CHECK YOUR EMAILS/PORTALS
  • Keep saving money (Prom, Yearbook, Gradnite, missing textbooks)
  • Revise FAFSA; if needed
  • Review your awards letters/ financial package for each campus where you have been accepted
  • Submit your SIR (Statement of Intent to Register) before May 1st
  • Send thank you letters for any scholarships and awards you’ve received
  • Register for summer programs at your college campus
  • Sign-up for orientation
  • Complete college’s financial aid verification process
  • Sign up for classes at a Community College
  • Continue applying for SCHOLARSHIPS
  • Look for a job
  • Keep saving money (Yearbook, Gradnite, missing textbooks)
  • Complete your Senior Checklist
  • Pay your housing and any other fees
  • Register for Early Start, if necessary
  • Request your final transcript to be sent to your university
  • CHECK YOUR EMAILS/PORTAL
  • Submit your design for cap decoration
  • Attend Graduation practice (ALL 3 DAYS)

In their final year at Channel Islands, the senior class represents the best of Raider student leadership and scholarship. A year of decisions, milestones, capstone achievements, and memories, whatever our Seniors go through, the Channel Islands family is prepared and eager to assist them in making the best out of it.