Welcome Class of 2025

    Please check this page frequently as it will update as soon as information is received.

    Senior Trip

    UNDER CONSTRUCTION- please check back for more details!

    Graduation Supplies/Balfour

    Senior Panoramic Picture


    Cap and Gown

    • PLEASE make sure you've paid and picked up your cap/gown. If not, those available in the front office. 
    • Please CLICK HERE to access the Balfour SENIOR FLYER to order and pay for graduation items, including announcements, cap and gown, senior supplies, etc! 
    • If you have ANY issues with your cap/gown, please email Ms. Mason or Mr. Perkins so we can notify Balfour ASAP.

    Graduation Program- Post-Secondary Plans:


    Senior Awards Night

    Senior Awards Night will be held May TBA in the JCHS Auditorium. This program recognizes students who have received a merit-based or athletic scholarship from the college they will be attending.  Amounts are not announced.  If a student has been awarded a local scholarship and would like to be recognized, they must have the organization contact Mrs. Meskunas to be put in the program.


    Scholarship Offers:


    Senior Stroll



    Graduation Ceremony

    • Date - Monday, May 19th, 2025
    • Venue - Von Braun Center Arena
    • Time - 6:00 pm 
    • Doors open at TBA for guests. ALL guests must present a graduation ticket to attend the ceremony.
    • A list of "Prohibited Items" can be found HERE . Please familiarize yourself with this list of items and the policies listed on the VBC's web page BEFORE attending graduation. Parking is not free and is most often cashless.
    • Handicap Seating - We cannot reserve seating. Handicap seating is First Come, First Served. The doors will open for all JCHS guests at TBA.
    • There will be a MANDATORY PRACTICE for ALL Graduating Seniors at 10:30 am - VBC Arena (you do not need your cap & gown for this)
      • Please plan to attend and be on time!
      • If you are not at practice, we will assume you are not participating in the ceremony, and we will remove your name from the graduation list for the ceremony.
      • Seniors will report to the EAST HALL at 4:30 pm for line up.
      • The Graduation LiveStream link for those who would like to watch from other locations will be available HERE!
      • To order and purchase 2025 JCHS Graduation videos, the link can be found HERE!

    Graduation Dress Code:

    • No sneakers, boots, jeans, flip flops, or gum. 

    • Ladies

      • Dresses - Any color; do not have to be longer than your gown. 

      • Pants - Should be dark if worn, NO DENIM

      • Shoes - No sneakers - please make sure you can actually walk in the shoes you wear. (Practice, Practice, Practice)

    • Gentlemen 

      • Shirt- Button up and tie of some sort (regular, bow tie)

      • Slacks - Should be dark; NO DENIM, please. 

      • Shoes - No sneakers

    • Only cords earned through a JCHS Honor Society will be allowed. Please click HERE for an approved list.

    • Students may not wear personalized stoles. 


    Graduation Gifts

    Graduation Tickets

    • Each Senior has received X tickets for his/her guests. ALL guests must show a ticket at the door to enter the JCHS Graduation Ceremony.
    • If you have not received your tickets, please see the front office for pickup.

    Madison City Seal of Distinction Cords

    • To earn the MCS Seal of Distinction, students must meet ALL the following requirements:
      • Taken and passed 3 AP courses 
      • Taken and passed 2 Foreign Language classes in sequence
      • Taken and passed Algebra II with Trig.
    • Cords can be purchased from the fee payment office

    4.0 White Tassels

    • Students graduating with a 4.0 or above GPA will receive a white tassel to wear at graduation.
    • These will be distributed at graduation practice on the morning of May 19th. 

    Senior Exemptions

    Seniors can be exempt from finals through the Work Keys assessment they took in October or based on their junior ACT they took at JCHS on April 2024. For the Work Keys - they can exempt 1 final if they benchmark on the assessment - earning a silver, gold or platinum certificate. For the ACT, they either have to score 30 or higher on the April test, OR their April score must increase at least 2 points from their most recent previous score.

    Senior Exams