Class of 2020 FAQs

Will COVID-19 impact the Class of 2020 graduating?

DeSoto ISD developed Anytime, Anywhere Learning to provide your regularly scheduled courses led by your current teachers which you will complete to finalize your graduation credits. Please work through your courses and follow teacher instructions to complete your credits. Your counselor is available should you have questions regarding graduation credits, college or career needs or social/emotional assistance.

How can I contact my school counselor?

While the buildings may be closed, your counselors are working to assist you! You will find the contact information for your counselor below: 

 

Will COVID-19 impact senior award ceremonies, prom and graduation ceremonies?

We understand that families are eager for information surrounding these memorable senior experiences. At this time, some senior activities have been postponed. Senior class leaders have met with the principal, the senior principal, and senior sponsors to share feedback for ideas regarding prom and other senior activities. Regarding graduation, we have several options to consider and all involve recognizing and celebrating our graduates. In essence, we have a Plan A, Plan B and Plan C for graduation. Of course, changes to these current plans depend on the course of the pandemic. If plans must change, we will notify families as soon as possible. 

Will graduation items still be delivered to my school while it is closed?

Our graduation items were distributed in February. If a senior needs additional items, our vendor will deliver those items to the home.

When are graduation caps and gowns delivered?

We distributed these items prior to closure. Seniors will need to contact Jostens for individual orders.

How can I request my transcript for colleges or scholarship applications?

If you need a transcript, please send an email to Pearl Evans at [email protected]. Please provide your name, ID, and where the transcripts need to be sent.

Will Advanced Placement testing occur this year?

Yes, you may also click to link below to access the most up-to-date information on testing, including the College board live classes and review schedule.

Advanced Placement Course and Exam Information

Here are some additional resources: 

Will Dual Credit Courses continue through the remainder of the year?

Yes, CVC resumed classes online on March 30.

Will STAAR EOC testing occur for students who have not passed all exams?

No EOC testing will occur this May. Due to the COVID-19 virus, if students complete their all graduation course credits this school year, the Texas Education Agency has waived the requirement for current seniors who have not completed this graduation requirement.

Additionally, students in the graduating Class of 2020 who have not previously passed any number of STAAR EOC exams may participate in an Individual Graduation Committee (IGC); high school counselors will contact families directly with more

information about the IGC process and the requirements. Please note that STAAR testing requirements are waived for the 2019-20 school year only.

Can I still apply for college?

Yes, you may still apply for Texas colleges and universities at www.applytexas.org and www.commonapp.org for private and out of state schools. Continue to check your email for your admission status and information you will need to complete for the admission process. Continue to check with the college of your choice for updates.

Can I still apply for financial aid?

Yes, continue to apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.gov. Your financial aid award package will come from the college or university. Continue to check your email for your financial aid packages and the status of your financial aid. If you are selected for verification, complete the process as soon as possible.