Senior Info

Parents, are you part of the LASA Parent Class of 2024 Google Group?
If not, email webmaster@lasahighschool.org to be added; Important info there about all senior year activities.

Senior Salute1

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
7-10pm
at The Long Center
Immediate Family Only

Graduation Practice2
(Mandatory)

Wednesday, May 29th, 2024
9am
at LASA
2024 Students Only

Graduation3

Thursday, May 30th, 2024
12:30pm
at Burger Activity Center (inside)
Everyone is welcome

Project Graduation4

Thursday, May 30th, 2024
10:00pm-5:30am (check in 10-10:30p)
at TBD
2024 LASA Graduates Only

1Senior Salute: a special LASA tradition for graduating LASA seniors. Every year, PFLASA hosts Senior Salute usually the night before the official LASA graduation. Seniors receive their magnet endorsements from the administration, senior students perform a skit about life at LASA, the faculty give book awards and typically make a video for the students, and the seniors are given a memory book that contains each senior’s picture, quote and future plans. It's a very LASA-esque event and the seniors run the whole event. This event is for immediate family only. Dress is Dressy Casual (e.g. Pants, Ties, Dresses, etc). Typically, the event is 2 1/2 to 3 hours, not including the time that students need to be there early to line up. No tickets required.

2Graduation Practice: Mandatory for all seniors; Practice is in the LASA Theatre.

3Graduation 2024: The district schedules all AISD graduations. Graduation is typically 2 hours after it starts. https://www.austinisd.org/graduation; There are no tickets required, no RSVP, guest number is not limited. Burger Activity Center is an AISD indoor facility.

4Project Graduation: all night lock-in party for graduates only; Contract agreement must be signed by both students and parents (avail in May 2024). Graduates will be bused to LASA at 5:30AM and parents should plan on picking up their kids between 5:45am and 6:00am; Graduates are not to drive themselves to this event. Parent drop-off and pick-up only.

 

Important Dates for LASA Class of 2024

  • Jan 8: Senior Brunch, 10:30a
  • Feb 8: Deadline to pay Japanese Honor, Chinese Honor and NHS Cords thru schoolcashonline
  • Feb 13: FAFSA Assistance Session at LASA
  • Feb 16-23: Prj Grad tickets on sale: $15 each ($30 at the door)
  • Feb 23: Prj Grad tickets will be on sale in person at the senior panoramic
  • Feb 23: Senior Panoramic Photo, 9:45am
  • Mar 6: Last Day to pay for spring semester AP Exam 
  • Mar 8: Deadline to change your registration decision for the Spring Semester exam(s) without a cancelation fee
  • Mar 28: Student interest form &/or tryouts for Emcees & Musical Acts for Senior Salute (see email)
  • Mar 30: Last day to order cap/gown without late fee (Herff Jones)
  • Apr 15: Priority Deadline for FAFSA
  • Apr 26: Senior Skip Day (not excused)
  • Apr 27: Prom
  • May 1: College Commitment Day (national commitment day but many schools are pushing date due to FAFSA so check your schools)
  • May 2: College Athlete Signing Day
  • May 3: Deadline for senior quotes, signatures, etc. for Memory Book (see email)
  • May 3: LASA College Day Celebration, lunch
  • May 6-17: AP Exams
  • May 17: Coffeehouse
  • May 17: Deadline for submitting photos to PG slideshow
  • May 20-23: Finals
  • May 28: Senior Salute, 7p-10p, Long Center
  • May 29: Graduation Practice, 9a
  • May 30: Graduation, 12:30p, Burger Activity Center (indoors)
  • May 30-31: Project Graduation, 10:00p - 5:30a  

DEADLINE for this event has passed.

FAFSA Assistance: Financial Aid Workshop

LASA High School

Tuesday, Feb. 13th 2024

6-8pm

LASA Library

Register here

We look forward to helping you complete your FAFSA or TASFA.

Please join us for this FAFSA information session in the library at LASA High School.

Remember, it’s helpful to bring the documents listed below, if applicable to you:

  • List of colleges and/or universities the student is interested in attending.
  • Student/Parent Driver’s License number and Social Security number
  • Student/Parent Alien Registration card, if student is a legal permanent resident
  • All Student/Parent/Guardian tax return documents for 2022

If you don’t have all the documents listed above, don’t worry. Our trained experts and volunteers will help you fill out your application and give you a list of next steps.

Need to attend a different session on a different date? These sessions are available at many other high schools in the area. Please register at this link: myredkit.com/event/list.

Click  >> AISD Elementary School Walks << to see more information.

Please check back often as this document is being updated as we get information from all of the schools! If you have information about an elementary walk to add to this list, please email webmaster@lasahighschool.org

DEADLINE: has passed.

Senior Panoramic

Friday, February 23, 2024, 9:45am

Goldbeck Company will be at LASA on Friday, Feb. 23, at 9:45am to take senior panoramic photos. Seniors will meet in front of the school at beginning of advisory. Two types of photos are taken: a Senior Panoramic and an overhead photo of the entire senior class in a '24 formation.

Prices:

  • $30 - Large Panoramic Picture
  • $35 - Large Panoramic & One medium Panoramic (Best Deal)
  • $45 - Large laminated panoramic, one medium panoramic, and one medium '24 formation photo

PAYMENT IS DUE IN PERSON AT LASA DURING LUNCH on MONDAY, FEB 26th (credit/debit cards, cash, or check payable to "Goldbeck Company" (please include phone number on all checks).

If payment is made online at www.goldbeckcompany.com, your order will be mailed and subject to s/h fees. The company prefers payment to be made IN PERSON on MONDAY, Feb 26th at LASA at lunch by the student.

Project Graduation Event Subcommittees

Divide and Conquer Time! 

The senior Project Graduation Co-Chairs have already started the heavy lifting and now need help for particular smaller tasks! You will be on a team of 2-3 people and work with the co-chairs to get it all organized for our seniors!

For this event to be a success we need all hands on deck!

If you'd like to help, please contact president@pflasa.org

DEADLINE: has passed.

Buy your yearbook and/or senior Ad/elementary school Ad here.

This is optional. There are two types of Ads that senior parents can buy for the yearbook. Their pricing and ordering are the same. Anything can be done for either of these or both. 

  • Senior Ads - Many families buy the senior ad and put in baby/kid pics as well as a senior photo that is taken sometime between now and November 30th. 
  • Elementary School Ads - Elementary school ads are where you split the cost of an Ad with other families and get the LASA seniors together that graduated from your elementary school and meet up at the elementary school and take a group photo there sometime between now and November 30th.

You can buy 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, or Full Page ad in the back of the Stetson yearbook honoring your child and/or with his/her elementary school friends.

  • Full page (max 24 photos): $400
  • 1/2 page (max 12 photos): $235
  • 1/4 page (max 6 photos): $150
  • 1/8 page (max 3 photos): $75

Cap & Gown Info

Order Online: HERFF JONES WEBSITE

UPDATED 3.24.2024

HERFF JONES WILL BE DELIVERING CAPS AND GOWNS & GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS and ACCESSORIES:

When:        Monday, April 1st  2024

Time:         10:30 am – 12:45 pm
Where:       In the Cafeteria Foyer

IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Order your Cap & Gown and Custom Graduation Announcements.

  • Orders received after APRIL 1st will be subject to a Late Fee!

Please Note: Some announcement orders are still in process depending on the date the order was received and will be delivered on a later date.


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Herff Jones will be on campus during lunch on 12/6/2023 in the cafeteria foyer for anyone that wants to order their cap & gown in person. Checks can be written to Herff Jones. Packets with order forms were given to seniors before the Fall Break.

  • Payments can be made online at the link above
  • All orders must be paid in full before receiving the cap & gown
  • Orders received after April 1st, 2024 will incur a late processing fee
  • No changes, cancellations to orders after 72 hours of order submission
  • Typically fine paper items are delivered in the spring. Cap & gowns are delivered separately and will be delivered to LASA for distribution.

 

FAQ:

What is the deadline to order?

Herff Jones recommends ordering by 12/15/2023 if you want to get the correct size. The cap & gowns are manufactured one time starting in late Dec or early Jan so if you don't order by then, you can still get a cap & gown but it may not fit the student's size. Ordering after March 31st, will incur a late fee.

Do I have to have a cap & gown?

  • Yes, all AISD students must wear the official school cap & gown; LASA's colors are Navy & White have the seal on the lapel

Do I have to buy a package? 

  • No, cap & gowns can be purchased without the package (see the Grad Gear & Apparel Tab on their website and scroll down). The cap & gown & tassel unit is $48.95.

I have a cap & gown from my older student. How do I get a tassel?

  • You can order the 2024 tassel separately on their website.

I would like to get a keepsake tassel. How do I order that?

  • You can order the 2024 tassel separately on their website (it's called a memory tassel and is $11)

I need to get the cap & gown early for photos. How do I do that?

  • These cap & gowns will not come in until mid-May to LASA. Contact Mr. December to borrow one to check out for photos.

To contact Herff Jones, please call 512.504.7100 or email info@cterecognition.com

Project Graduation Tickets will be sold at the door on May 30th at 10:00pm for $30. 

Should you need financial assistance, please email Mr. December

All students require a ticket to attend the all-night Project Graduation party/event on May 30th from 10:30p-5:30a. This is for seniors only (no guests allowed).

Contracts will be sent to both parent and student in May to all ticket holders.  Questions about tickets? Email webmaster@lasahighschool.org

All opportunities to take yearbook photos have passed. Please contact Ms. Baldwin with any questions.

Deadline for choosing your yearbook photo is Dec. 31, 2023. All LASA students will be in the cap & gown for their yearbook photo.

For more information, email Ms. Baldwin if you have questions, or call CADY directly if you need help with their system.

Event has passed; Video available in 2024 folder.

Senior & Parent College Night: Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 6:00pm 

This event has passed but the recording is in the Class of 2024 documents.

Join us for information on college admissions, Naviance to-do's, financial aid and scholarships. Zoom link will be sent closer to the event. Can't make it? No worries. We will record and post the event to our Class of 2024 college documents Google folder.

DEADLINE: Feb 8th. Pay dues in SchoolCashonline. The online payment has opened up again briefly so get that done ASAP.

Contact NHS Officers for more info.

Seniors in NHS must pay their senior year dues now before the end of September 2023. The dues are $20.

The $20 dues cover the cost of the graduation cord, supplies, and national dues. 

Cords are addressed by the supervisor of that program and will be handed out before graduation practice or at graduation practice.

Organization Color
Top 10% (High Honors) silver
Top 5% (Higher Honors) maroon
Top 2% (Highest Honors) silver & maroon
National Honor Society blue & gold
National Hispanic Honor Society red & gold
LASA Cares lavender & white
Fire Academy/EMT

red=fire academy blue=emt

Sports Medicine silver & white
National Merit Finalists/Semifinalists red, white & gold
National Merit Commended white
National Merit Recognition: African American, Hispanic, Indigenous and Rural/Small Town Recognition Programs red & white
National Art Society rainbow
Student Council

red, royal blue & silver

International Thespian Society orange
Presidential Scholar

red, navy & maroon

National Merit Special Scholarship green
PALS lavender & navy
National German Honor Society

red, black & yellow

National Chinese Honor Society lavender
Gifted & Talented

red, white & silver

ACC  
CTE forest green
French Honor Society

red, white & royal blue

HOSA silver & purple
Ambassadors black & gold