Gulf Coast High

Today's Learners - Tomorrow's Leaders

Yearbooks can be picked up from Kathy Macri

Class of 2018 Senior picture dates

The first round of senior pictures will be during the summer on July 24th, 25th and 26th.  they will arrive at approx. 7:30, start at 9:00 with our last appt. at 5:00.  We will set up in the cafeteria.  Our hope is that we can keep everything set up overnight.  Appointments will be scheduled through Prestige Appointment Scheduler.  Each rising senior student will receive a mailer explaining how to schedule an appointment.  




 Commencement info below important dates

Grad Bash (Grad Nite/ Bash info above)                Apr. 21 Universal Studios - 12:30PM-5AM


AP Exams      (subject to change)                            May 1-May 18, 2017

AICE Exams  (subject to change)                            April 24-May 30, 2017


Prom                                                                           Saturday May 6, 2017 @ 7PM-11PM

                                                                                    Coconut Pointe Hyatt, Estero


Seniors Academic Awards Night                            Monday May 15 @ 6:30 PM        

                                                                                    Located at GCHS Auditorium


Senior Exams (subject to change)                           May 17-22, 2017

Make Up Exams (subject to change)                      May 23, 2017            


Graduation Practice (Mandatory)                          Thursday May 25 @ 8:00 AM-12:00PM

                                                                        Located at GCHS Auditorium


                                                                                    Friday May 26 @ 8:00 AM-11:00AM

                                                                                    Located at FGCU Alico Arena


Graduation                                                                Friday May 26 @ 2:30 PM

                                                                                    FGCU Alico Arena


Project Graduation                                                   Friday May 26 @ 11:00 PM

Ticket Sales dates will be announced                      Located at the YMCA


Transcripts Records                                                 Deadline to request: June 9, 2017

Immunization Records                                                        




Web Sites/Email Addresses for additional information


Cap and Gown Information                                          

                                                                                                (239) 278-4555


Graduation Information/Website                                 


Gulf Coast High School Principal’s Office                              Ms. Kathy Macri -Office Manager

For questions or extra tickets                                                        239-377-1403



Senior Sponsor s                                                                       Marsha Layne                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                           Alan Scott



REV: 3/24/17

Congratulations Class of 2017!!!

The Commencement Ceremony for graduating students will be held at 2:30 PM on Friday May 26, 2017 at Alico Arena on the Florida Gulf Coast University campus.  In order to participate in the ceremony, graduating students must attend both mandatory rehearsals. 


Each graduating student will receive FOUR tickets to the Commencement Ceremony.  A graduating student does not need a ticket in order to participate in the ceremony.  UP to an additional SIX tickets can be purchased on a first come first serve basis at a cost of $5.00 per ticket. A letter will be going home sometime in February with all information regarding tickets. Each request must include student name, student number, and the number of additional tickets requested. There will be no reserving seats permitted.  ALL fines, fees, uniforms etc. must be turned in or paid by May 22, 2017. See Wendy, Holly or Kathy for information in the principal office.

Senior Survey/Transcripts/Immunization Records

You are to complete the senior survey on the first day of graduation practice.   Final transcripts will be sent to the college/university/post-secondary institution that you list on the senior survey.  Students needing additional transcripts and/or immunization records must request these prior to JUNE 9, 2017.  

Students needing Advanced Placement scores for college credit must request these directly from College Board.  AP scores on a transcript are not accepted by colleges/universities.

Project Graduation

Project Graduation will be held at the Naples YMCA ( on Friday, May 26, from 11:00pm to 4:00am.  Information will be on our website and given to students in class.

Dress Code for Graduating Students

Students may not wear sunglasses.  Nothing may be attached to or be worn over graduation caps and gowns.  The graduation cap is worn parallel to the ground NO DECORATING OF CAPS WILL BE PERMITTED.  The tassel hangs on the right side until the very end of the ceremony.

Young ladies should wear a dress or dress pants that are not longer than the graduation gown.  They should wear very nice dress shoes.  Tennis shoes or flip-flops are not permitted.  Although females (unlike males) can wear sandals, the sandals must be dressy.  One’s heels should not prevent one from safely and easily using stairs and walking.

Young men should wear collared, buttoned shirts-ties.  Ties are strongly encouraged.  Young men should wear dress slacks that are dark in color (black), Blue jeans (denim) are not allowed.  Young men should wear nice, dark dress shoes. Tennis shoes or sandals are not permitted.

Be Respectful

Oval Callout: FYI



It is very important for all graduating seniors and guests to have a respectful ceremony allowing each senior to hear his/hers name read as each senior walks across the stage. Therefore, it is critical to refrain from any action that would distract the other graduates or guests during the ceremony until after the names have been read.  . In our contract with Alico Arena the following items are not permitted inside of or near the facility; weapons, glitter, spray glitter, silly string, helium balloons, latex material, animals, paint, confetti, large handbags, backpacks, briefcases, shopping bags, water coolers, ice chests, food or beverage, alcohol, laser pointers, or air horns. The use or possession of any of these items by seniors or their guests can result in the loss of our future use of the FGCU Arena. In order to protect the dignity and visibility of the ceremony, guests are not permitted on the main floor.  A professional photographer contracted by GCHS will take a picture of each graduate as a diploma is presented.  Out of respect for each member of the class, please turn off cell phones and refrain from applause until each graduate has been recognized.  Please do not shout or whistle. 

Graduates Arrival to the Ceremony

Graduating students must arrive at Alico Arena at FGCU no later than 1:30PM on the afternoon of the ceremony.  Students are not to use the main entrance to the Arena.  Seniors are to use the outside stairs and report to the Auxiliary Gym on the 2nd floor of the Arena. 

Tell Your Guests

Guests are encouraged to arrive by 1:30.  Doors to the arena facility will open at 1:30 or shortly thereafter.  If guests arrive before the doors open, they will need to wait outside.  All guests gain access to seating from the second floor, there will be no reserving or holding seats permitted..  Guests needing the elevator will enter the lobby and go to the right.  Doors close at 2:30.  Latecomers will not be admitted until the completion of the ceremony.  Every guest needs a ticket, even small children except those sitting on laps. Flowers will also be sold for your convenience in the lobby.