Information for Seniors
Important Graduation Information
2024 Commencement will be on Monday, June 3rd at the Minneapolis Convention Center at 1:30 pm.
The 2023 ceremonies were live-streamed by CCX Media and can be accessed at:
- Cooper High School: https://ccxmedia.org/
- Armstrong High School: https://ccxmedia.org/
- Robbinsdale Virtual Academy: https://ccxmedia.org/
Information about seniors is updated as the information becomes available, throughout the year.
The previous year's information is available to view, as a guiding resource for families to know what to expect, as well as general timeframes.
- Announcements & Class Rings
- Cap and Gown Ordering
- Cap & Gown Portraits
- Chromebook Collection for Seniors
- Prom Guidelines
- Senior Party
- Senior Photos
- Seniors Last Days
- Yard Signs
- Future Plans
Cap & Gown picture day photos
Seniors will have a cap & gown photo day in March. There are no picture retakes for this opportunity. This is free for our seniors to take and be included in the photo, with the opportunity to purchase through the photographer. Photo proofs are emailed directly to families, from the photographer, for purchase.
Please contact Kemmetmueller Photography directly for more information.
Armstrong does not have these pictures for purchase.
Options to order Senior Cap & Gown Photos for seniors who take their picture in early spring for Cap & Gown are listed below. It is the same process as in the fall that you should have received a link via email with ordering options. Be on the look out for this information. Contact Kemmetmueller directly if you have any questions.
Current 12th Grade Students:
Students currently in 12th grade will return their Chromebooks, chargers and cases to AHS on June 1st or 2nd.
If you need a device for a summer program offered by Robbinsdale Area Schools, you will have access to a device at the summer site location.
Please have your student return the CB, charger and case to the AHS library media center by the last day of school.
After graduation, any Chromebooks, chargers and cases from students leaving Robbinsdale Area Schools can be returned to (District Media Service or Education Service Center).
Prom is Saturday, May 18th, 2024
Payment forms will be available closer to the date of the event
Armstrong High School Prom Guidelines
TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.
1. Bring your ticket with you, in addition to an ID (school, state, or driver’s license).
2. Non-Armstrong guests MUST bring an ID with them.
3. Guests will only be permitted to enter with the senior/junior who purchased their ticket.
4. Guests will be expected to follow all Armstrong High School rules and regulations.
5. Once a student enters prom, they will not be allowed to exit. A staff member may escort you outside in special circumstances. If a student chooses to leave the venue, they will not be readmitted.
6. All Armstrong High School rules apply at prom. This includes rules concerning both behavior and chemicals.
7. Prom is a formal event; conduct and attire that fits a formal event is expected.
8. There is not a secure or locked area for valuables, so plan ahead. Do not bring backpacks or large bags, as there will not be staff to watch them. Purses/bags will be searched at the entrance (back parking lot/staff entrance).
9. Charge your phone beforehand, as we will not guard phones that are charging anywhere in the building.
10. Be sure to secure a ride home before the end of the evening. Prom is over at 11:00pm sharp! We have been communicated that everyone will need to exit the building by 11:15pm as they will need to lock the doors and get ready for an event the next morning. Do not wait until 11:00 to find a ride!
11. Absolutely no party buses!! Students will not be allowed in if they arrive on a party bus.
Parents/guardians, planning is underway by the dedicated Senior Party Planning Committee!
There are 3 easy ways to support your student's senior party experience
- Donate what you can to help make the senior party possible
- Ask a business to sponsor the senior party to help raise funds
- Plan to volunteer the night of the party (TBD)
Senior Party Sponsorship
Please consider a donation for their Senior Party in June. Your generous tax-deductible donation will help make lasting memories for our students as well as promote your family, organization, alumni group, or business. Armstrong High School Senior Party, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. This fun-filled night will include a variety of entertainment, games, food and drinks.
Please join us as a sponsor of the Senior Party. Our sponsorship levels are detailed on the sponsorship form linked below:
- Cash donations to be used to purchase food and entertainment
- Discounts or gift certificates to be used to support party expenses.
- Merchandise donations including beverage, food or paper products.
EIN number is 54-2196082 for tax purposes.
Donations: Our biggest need right now is to raise funds to make the event possible! Here’s how you can help.
- PayPal: You can make a cash donation to the senior party through our PayPal. Feel free to share with any family or friends that would like to donate to the senior party.
- Business Sponsorship: Do you know someone who would like to donate or become a sponsor? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to get in touch with them!
- Senior Party Student Prize Donation Form
Get Connected: There are several ways for families to get updates about Senior Party Planning!
Facebook Group - this will be a primary way we communicate with parents
Volunteers - We are going to need a huge group of volunteers to make the party a success. Reply to the email if you can help us in any area. Our most urgent needs are with the Sponsors & Prize Donations committee and the Fundraising/Events committee.
If you have questions or would like to reach out to us, please email email@example.com
Senior Party Planning Committee
Senior photos must be submitted by January 19th to be included in the yearbook. If a photo is not submitted by the deadline the following will take place:
We will pull the photo from this school year. This is the photo on your school ID, which was taken on picture day this school year.
If this year's photo is not available we will use your 11th grade photo if available.
If neither is available, then we will leave your photo out of the yearbook.
Submit your senior portrait to the yearbook website. Details can be found on the AHS Yearbook website.
Yearbook baby ads:
Baby ads are printed messages from loved ones to seniors celebrating their graduation, published in the yearbook. They include a short message (225 characters/spaces or less), and a baby photo. Baby ads are $25. Ad content and payment are through online submission only.
Please direct any questions to the students of the yearbook staff: AHS_Yearbook@rdale.org
Watch this page for info on how to purchase a senior class yard sign
If you have a student who will need financial assistance with the ticket price, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your guidance counselor.
Seniors, what are your plans for next year?
Tell us here!
Decision day is May 1st.
Come for cake! All seniors are invited to the foyer during lunch (54h period). After telling us your future plans, we'll take a picture of you. You can hold up a pennant from your future college/university, or write down your plans on a white board if you are joining the military, working, taking a gap year, or traveling.
Follow your fellow seniors' plans on Instagram!
April 19th, 2023
Dear Parents and/or Guardians of the Class of 2023:
We are quickly approaching graduation day, Monday, June 5th at 7:30pm for the class of 2023. To assist us, please review the enclosed information carefully and discuss it with your senior. We want to ensure that students are eligible to graduate and complete the semester successfully. We also want students to clearly understand their responsibilities and our expectations of students on commencement night when we celebrate their graduation from high school.
A student must earn 43 credits by May 31st, 2023. Students with 42 credits earned may participate in the commencement ceremony, and must have a plan for completing the last credit. Seniors must have no more than one required course left to complete. High school diplomas will not be awarded until all 43 credits have been earned. Students who fail to pass any of the classes they are currently taking may not be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony or earn a diploma depending on their credit status. If you have any questions or concerns about your student's credit status, please contact your student's counselor, Ms. Vogel immediately.
Families will receive 7 wristbands for graduation when they pick up their cap and gown. If your family does not need all of your wristbands for graduation, please leave the extra wristbands in the main office. We will redistribute the wristbands to families that have requested more. If your family would like to request more tickets please fill out the ticket request form.
Student Arrival for Graduation - Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Plan to be in your "Ready Room" by 6:30 p.m. Do not bring unnecessary items with you since they cannot be carried in the ceremony. Lavatories will be open for last minute grooming. Please bring hairpins for securing your mortarboards to your head.
Your family and friends can enter the Main Auditorium at the convention center starting at 7pm. Anyone needing extra assistance may begin entering the Auditorium at 6:45pm. If you arrive early please wait in the lobby.
We will not allow any individual to embarrass the senior class. Any graduate who is improperly attired, under the influence of alcohol or chemicals, or in possession of items intended to disrupt the ceremony, will be referred to an administrator, who will remove him/her from the ceremony. Plan your day so there is no chance of a misunderstanding.
The Commencement Ceremony - Spectator admission by wristband only, limit 7 wristbands per graduate. Please do not bring any balloons to the ceremony as they interfere with the visibility of the ceremony.
Pictures of each graduate will be taken by a professional photographer as they cross the stage, and are handed their diploma.
The Program: The program will take approximately 90 minutes. Diplomas will be distributed in the advisory ready room, to students who have completed 43 credits, after the graduation ceremony. Graduates are supposed to report back to their ready room as soon as the ceremony is complete to collect their diploma, staff will only be in the ready room for 25 mins after the ceremony.
It is our intention that all seniors will be able to complete the requirements for their diploma on time and fulfill all responsibilities in a timely manner. Seniors, remember that attendance is required through May 31st. Any seniors that have outstanding work they need to complete towards graduation will be required to attend school in person or asynchronously on June 1st and June 2nd.
(Email and phone message sent to all guardians of seniors on 2/10/23)
Senior families and class of 2023,
It won’t be long before we watch our 2023 walk across the stage for graduation. We want to make sure all of our families are prepared for the event.
Graduation is June 5th, at 7:30 pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Students are expected to arrive at 6:30 to prepare for the event. Doors to the Main Auditorium will open to spectators at 7pm.
If you haven’t done so already, you should order your cap and gown. Orders were due on February 24th, you can find ordering information in our newsletter or on our website in the senior information section.
Each graduate will receive 7 tickets for graduation, they will be distributed to graduates when they pick up their cap and gown.
We will be sending out more detailed information in the coming weeks.
Erick D. Norby, Principal
Armstrong High School