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12th Grade Counseling Information

Kick-Off To College Applications Presentations

Yearbook, Senior Pictures, Senior Tributes, Senior Survey

Senior Graduation Information Letter May 2017 (May 2017 Spanish) (May 2017 Hmong)


Saturday, May 13th, 2017.  More Information >>>


The Civics Test is a 100 question, multiple choice test, that are the exact 100 questions from the US Naturalization Test. This is required by state law to graduate. Students must get 60 questions correct in order to pass. Please contact your counselor to complete this requirement. Click here to get more Information on the CIVICS test >>>

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"Graduation Packets" were available in SLC offices beginning Wednesday, January 4th, 2017. Midwest Scholastic staff were available to collect orders forms and payment and answer any questions regarding orders during lunch in the cafeteria on Thursday, January 12th and Friday, January 13th.  Orders placed after 1pm on Friday, January 13th will need to be done online directly with Midwest Scholastic.

Orders were be available for pick-up on Tuesday, April 18th from 9:00am-2:00pm in the LMC at West High School.  Midwest Scholastic staff was on hand to distribute orders during this time.  Only orders that have been paid in full will be available for pickup.  Payments must be made directly to Midwest Scholastic, West High School will not accept payments.



Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Auditorium.  At this program, scholarships, awards and honors are presented to West students.  Seniors graduating with honors and high honors will receive their honors cordons.  Students receiving any of the awards will be sent an invitation.  Parents and/or guardians are encouraged to attend.


Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 from 7:00-11:00pm in the Cafenasium.

SENIORS - Register for the Party Here!

PARENTS - Sign Up To Donate or Volunteer Here!

More Information on the Senior Class Party here >>>


Week of June 5th, 2017

Schedule of Exams

Grading and reporting for all Seniors will be completed by 10:00am, Thursday, June 8th.


The Graduation Briefing on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 12:30pm in the Stevens Gym is the only time that all details and procedures of the graduation ceremony will be explained. Everyone who plans to be in the ceremony MUST be there. Early graduates and alternative school students MUST also attend if they wish to participate in the ceremony.  The Senior Class Picture will also be taken at this time with all seniors dressed in gowns. Seniors MUST bring their gowns (no cap/tassel needed). Don’t be late and be left out. The picture will be taken by Empire Photography. Senior Class Picture Order Forms will be available in SLC offices and should be completed and brought to the meeting/photo on June 7th along with payment to Empire Photography.  Orders can NOT be turned in to West High School, they must be given directly to Empire Photography at the photo session or mailed to them at 1911 Monroe St. Madison, WI 53711.


Seniors who have unresolved Obligations such as book fines, payment for lost materials, etc., will not receive a diploma at the ceremony. Students are reminded to pay all obligations ON OR BEFORE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7TH. On Thursday afternoon, diplomas will be sorted and sent to the Kohl Center. It will not be possible to pay obligations on Graduation Day. The remaining diplomas will be available at West High School beginning Monday, June 12 at 10:00am in the office.


All colleges and universities require a final transcript to be submitted after 2nd semester grades are submitted and finalized.   Students are responsible for sending their final transcript to the college or university they will be attending through their established Parchment Account. Students should go to to request a final transcript.



The 2017 ceremony will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 10th at the University of Wisconsin Kohl Center. Students should arrive between 12:15-12:30pm.  


There are no limits on guest seating so tickets are not required. We ask that all students, parents and other spectators use the judgement necessary to preserve the dignity of the Commencement ceremony. The school has received many compliments on its efforts to make graduation a dignified and joyful experience for all.  Poor behavior, by even a few, can disrupt and ruin the ceremony for other students and parents.  For many friends and relatives, this Commencement ceremony becomes their only image of West High School.  Your cooperation will be appreciated by all.


2017 Graduation Parking Information (2017 Spanish) (2017 Hmong)

2017 Parking Map


Handicapped seating and services for the hearing impaired are available. Call Ben Fraser, Director of Guest Services at 263-5645 for arrangements. There will be 2 golf carts provided at the ceremony for those who need them.  They will go to/from 2 ADA Accessible lots to the general building entrance at the front of the Kohl Center.


Commencement Ceremony DVD order forms will be available in June.  There will be an area set up on both sides of the stage in the seating section for photography.  These areas will be clearly marked and are to be used briefly by anyone who wishes to get closer to the stage to take a picture of their graduate.  Please do not attempt to sit in these areas and respect the fact that the space needs to rotate so all families can have a good photo opportunity.  Graduation Ceremony Photos of each student will also be taken professionally by Empire Photography.  At the ceremony students will fill out a form with their contact information.  Within one to two weeks after the ceremony, an email/letter (depending on preferred contact information) will go out to students with the proof of their photo and an order form to order the photo if desired.

Commencement Ceremony DVD Order Form (DVD Order Form Spanish) (DVD Order Form Hmong)


Please do not bring glass vases or balloons into the Kohl Center, they will be confiscated. 

Kohl Center Prohibited Items

Kohl Center Metal Detector Policy