Senior Profile
Deadline: March 23
It is time to complete your Senior Profile. This information will appear in your senior memory book and the yearbook and will be used by NRCA’s College Admissions office. Your profile must be completed by March 23. We realize that you may still be waiting to hear from colleges and scholarships, but you must complete the profile ONLINE by the March 23 due date with whatever you know at this point. You will be able to update college and scholarship information to your profile on your first proof of your profile sometime toward the end of April.

Cap & Gown Pictures – March 13 
Seniors will not need their personal cap and gown for this photo. Strawbridge provides the caps and gowns for these photos. Girls need to wear a white cami/white shirt, guys need to wear a white dress shirt and tie/bowtie.

Cap & Gown Class Group Picture – April 17
Students will wear their ordered cap and gown for this photo. Girls need to be in a white dress and white/beige shoes (no flip flops or tennis shoes). Boys need to be dressed in a white shirt, tie/bowtie and dark slacks with dress shoes. Students will need to bring their PRESSED gown, cap and tassel for this photo.

Baccalaureate Practice, May 2 @ 1:15 (students only)
Students will meet in the High School Gym after lunch to practice. Your senior will draw a number for the seating location at Richland Creek for graduation.

Baccalaureate Sunday, May 6 @ 3:00pm, High School Gym:
Students need to be at school NO LATER than 2:30!
A reception will follow given by the Junior Class Moms in the elementary gym.

Girls need to be in white dresses and white shoes (no flip flops or tennis shoes)
Boys need to be dressed in a white shirt and tie with dark slacks and dress shoes
Students need to be in their PRESSED graduation gown

Graduation Practice May 31 12:00pm
Graduation practice will be at 12:00 pm at Richland Creek (students need to be on time!)
Senior Graduation Lunch will be after practice at 1:00 pm at NRCA in the Cafeteria.
Students need to be dressed appropriately; they are still under handbook rules.
Each senior will receive an Alumni Package. This package will include: Alumni Pass, Alumni little goodies and Senior Memory Book (1 for students, 1 for parents).

Graduation, June 1 @ 7:00 pm Richland Creek Community Church
Students will need to arrive at school NO LATER than 6:30!
Each family will receive 10 reserved seats (seating arrangements are determined by a drawing at Baccalaureate practice). There will be overflow seating for handicap and additional guests.
All seating is FREE and does not require tickets.

A downloadable link to the recorded Baccalaureate and Commencement Services will be emailed to you sometime in the summer.

Richland Creek Community Church
3229 Burlington Mills Rd
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Herff Jones Senior Orders

  • August 21 – Herff Jones will be at the Senior Parent Meeting to go over graduation orders, senior invitations, rings and senior caps and gowns.
  • ORDER DAY – October 2 – Herff Jones will be on campus to receive orders during lunch from 12:30 – 1:15 pm and from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Fine Arts Center Lobby before the College Night Meeting.
  • Seniors orders will be delivered sometime in the month of March.
  • Herff Jones Representative
    Patrick Smith

    Herff Jones Website 

Senior Portraits
Seniors will all be photographed at NRCA by Strawbridge Studios on September 5. This photo will be used for a composite that will be hung on the wall of the school which honors all NRCA Alumni.  Students will wear a tuxedo or drape provided by Strawbridge.   Senior portraits for purchase and for the yearbook may be taken at any photography studio.  Students must be in school dress code for the portrait submitted to the yearbook.  Portraits may be submitted to Suzanne Lyczkowski digitally at, or given to her on a CD or flash drive.  The deadline for submitting a portrait to the yearbook is November 1, 2017, or the student’s composite picture will be automatically used in the yearbook.  Additional information will be given out at the senior parents information meeting at the beginning of the school year and also emailed to all senior parents in the fall.

Yearbook Senior Recognition Ads Senior families are given the opportunity to purchase space in the back of the yearbook to honor their graduating senior.  Prices range from $75-$400 and a variety of sizes and styles are available.  Each senior family will receive information about purchasing this space during the senior parent information meeting at the beginning of the school year.  Information will also be emailed to all senior parents in the fall.

Senior Dates At-a-Glance

Aug 18Rock Signing with Pizza
Aug 21Fundraising Mtg/Senior Parent Mtg
Sept 5Tux & Drape Pictures
Sept 13-16New York Trip
Sept 21Senior Lunch
Sept 25College Fair
Oct 2College Night/Herff Jones Orders
Oct 3ACT Testing
Oct 19Senior Lunch
Oct 20Homecoming
Oct 21Powderpuff Game
Nov 30Senior Lunch
Dec 7Senior Lunch
Jan 25Senior Lunch
Feb 14Valograms
Feb 22Senior Lunch
Mar 13Cap & Gown Pictures
Mar 15Senior Lunch
Apr 17Senior Group Pictures
Apr 17Senior Campout
Apr 18Field Day
May 6Baccalaureate & Awards Service
May 19Senior Sunset
May 20Europe Trip Begins
May 31Graduation Practice & Lunch
June 1Graduation