National Decision Day & Graduation Details
See attached communication for details on National Decision Day Activities and Graduation 2022.
Formal senior pictures were taken during the National Signing Day Activities event on May 3rd.
The gallery 2022 Spectrum Senior Graduation Photos is now available for viewing at the following link.
ORDERING Caps/Gowns/Tassels and Diplomas
-- Due Date October 29, 2021
1. Step 1: Access the ordering Google Form HERE. To ensure that only ONE order is received per graduate, the system must be accessed from the graduates Spectrum email address only. It will not work from any other email address. Parents and families are included on this message as a means to make sure that the graduate completes this extremely important task.
2. Step 2: Complete the Google Form as requested. Once completed, the respective fee, i.e., $29.00 for the full cap/gown/tassel; $14.90 for cap/tassel only; or $7.95 for tassel only, will be entered into the graduates Infinite Campus portal. A message will be sent to the graduates and families that the fees have been entered and that the system is now ready to accept payment.
3. Step 3: Complete the second part of the Google Form requesting the information to be placed on the graduate’s diploma. Again, the information entered into the Google Form will be checked against what is listed in Infinite Campus. What is listed in Infinite Campus is the official record and so if it is different than what you provide within the Google Form, what is listed in Infinite Campus will be the information placed on the graduate’s diploma unless you contact Spectrum’s registrar and request a change. NOTE: Only the parent/legal guardian may request a change – not students. Please make sure that the two match. There is no cost to the student/family for the diploma – this fee is covered by Spectrum.
TRADITIONAL COMMENCEMENT REGALIA
The history of caps and gowns as academic dress reaches far back into the earliest days of the oldest universities (12th and 13th Centuries). The first formal notice of such graduation apparel comes as a statue of the university of Coimbra (Medieval Portugal) in 1321. The styles and academic colors in use today were first developed by a commission, which met at Columbia University in 1895. Even today, we continue to respect some of the earliest traditions, specifying that the cap is worn with the mortarboard parallel to the floor and that the tassel is to be worn on the right until the diploma or degree is officially recognized or conferred. The tassel is then moved to the left.
WHY IS THE TASSEL MOVED FROM RIGHT TO LEFT?
The tassel itself represents one's education. In the medieval university, the student wore their cap and gown every day. In some schools in Britain, academic regalia is still worn when sitting for examinations or consulting one's adviser. The tassel hanging beyond the corner of the right eye represents what is still to be received, the education that is yet to come. When the public recognition of the achievement is conferred and the tassel is moved beyond the corner of the left eye, it then represents what has been learned, the education that is now committed to memory and the lessons learned. Continue to think, as you move forward in your lives, of the right-to-left tassel movement as a metaphor for the future we expect and the past we treasure. (Direct quote from the Minnesota School of Business Commencement Program).