Senior Announcements


Dear Parents, Guardians and Students of the Class of 2024,

And just like that…..you are about to enter your senior year of high school!!

I’d like to take this opportunity to explain the senior dues package – what’s included and what’s not. Some items are optional, but the senior dues are mandatory. Please read this letter carefully.

Payments can be made in cash, by money order or check made payable to: High School for CTEA. In the memo area, please write your child’s first and last name. Payment plans can be worked out, but the parent must call Ms. Ortiz to finalize the payment plan. Ms. Ortiz can be reached at (718) 846-6280, ext. 1181 or via email at aortiz31@schools.nyc.gov. Email is always the easiest method of communication. Please feel free to reach out.

We will continuously update senior news, deadlines, events and notifications on this page. This should be your first stop whenever you are looking for answers to anything senior related. Parents should expect to receive emails with this information, and students will receive emails through their school email account. Students, please get in the habit of checking your school emails daily.

Below you will find a detailed list of what is included in the senior dues package. You will also see items that are optional, and must be purchased separately. The items included in the senior dues have been discounted as much as possible, since we have been given a package deal. Every student is required to purchase the senior package. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please email Ms. Ortiz.

Senior Dues Package - $240 will include:

Cap & gown, stole and diploma case ($50) Senior hoody & T-shirt ($45)

Yearbook ($40) Senior Dinner/Celebration ($45)

Senior Breakfast ($10) Rental of graduation hall ($50)

The first payment of $120 will be due by Friday, September 29, 2023, but you can send in your payments any time before then. You can also send in a full payment of $240, if that works better for you. The final payment will be due by Friday, January 19, 2024. If you need more time to make your payments, please let me know. Students will not be able to purchase a ticket for any of the senior trips or senior prom unless they have been making senior dues payments. Payments can be made at any time; you do not have to wait until the deadlines. Students should see Ms. Ortiz in room 118 to make their payments, Monday through Friday before school from 7:45 am – 8:15 am or after school from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm.

Optional items NOT included in package:

Senior trips (price TBD) Senior Portraits (prices vary) Senior Prom ($140) due 3/1/23

Senior measurements must be submitted by students only - using the following link: https://forms.gle/AerfnsHKth2oTWyX6

This information must be submitted by students, using their school email account. Parents, please do not use this link, as it causes multiple orders for your child. These measurements will be used to place orders for cap/gown as well as senior apparel. Measurements must be submitted no later than 9/29/23.

Below is a link that you can use to schedule your senior portraits. You will need to travel to the studio to take the photo. There are multiple packages available for purchase, but the minimum to sit is $15. This will allow you to take a photo that will be featured in the yearbook, but only includes the yearbook pose and will not be put toward the purchase of any photos. If you pay the $30 fee at the time of your sitting, you get multiple poses, and the $30 goes toward whichever package, digital or physical, that you choose to purchase. Students should make a selection for their yearbook pose.

Continental Studios

103-03 Metropolitan Avenue

Forest Hills, NY 11375

(718) 268-2870

All photo payments are made directly to the studio. Please make sure to schedule your appointment as soon as possible. You will need to take your photo no later than October to ensure that it will be featured in the yearbook. 

Please use the link below to schedule your appointment: www.signupgenius.com/tabs/1357ED805A6CAED1-senior 

Take your time to peruse the options for packages, and please schedule your appointments as soon as possible because they are filling up quickly. As appointments fill up, future dates will become available. If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding senior photos, please contact Ms. Olfano at Bolfano@schools.nyc.gov.

Please note that each graduate will receive 6 tickets for graduation for their family/guests. Graduates should not be included in these 6 tickets, as they do not need a ticket.

Ms. Olfano Bolfano@schools.nyc.gov and Mr. Ahmed UAhmed@schools.nyc.gov will be your Senior Grade Team leaders and will be organizing all senior trips, student contracts and trip consent forms. They will be contacting you frequently via email, so be sure that you continue to check your school email throughout the summer and all through senior year. I hope everyone has a nice and relaxing summer and best wishes to you in your upcoming senior year!

Ms. Ortiz

Senior Events Coordinator