Cap and Gown

Students must order a cap and gown to participate in the commencement ceremony.  The cost of the cap and gown is $35.00 and can be paid by cash or by a check made payable to Lehigh Valley Academy.  Payment can also be made on the SchoolPay Website:  Cap and Gown Payment.

Payment for the cap and gown is due by November 1, 2022. 

Honors Cords

Only LVA approved cords will be allowed at graduation.  The cords listed below are approved cords:

IB Related Cords:

  • Examining for Full DP Diploma:  White Hood with Blue IB Logo
  • Examining for Full CP Diploma:  Purple Hood with Silver IB Logo
  • Examining in IB Courses Beyond English:  White Cord  (For students not examining the Full CP or the Full DP)

Honors Society Cords:

  • National Honor Society:  Yellow Stole
  • Art (Including Film and Design Tech.) National Honor Society:  Rainbow Cord
  • English National Honor Society:  Gold Cord
  • History National Honor Society:  Royal Blue and White Cord
  • French National Honor Society:  Red, White, and Blue Cord
  • Mathematics National Honor Society:  White and Light Blue Cord
  • Music National Honor Society:  Pink Cord
  • Science National Honor Society:  Royal Blue, Light Blue, and Gold Cord 
  • Spanish National Honor Society:  Red and Yellow Cord 

Other Cords:

  • Honors Cord:  Green cord for G.P.A. of 3.60- 4.14 (Unweighted)
  • High Honors Cord:  Purple cord for G.P.A. of 4.15 or higher (Unweighted)
  • LVA K-12 Enrollment:  Light blue and maroon cord

Dress Code

Students must adhere to the following dress code to be allowed to walk at graduation. 

  • No high-heeled shoes or wedges.  Flats only.
  • All students must wear their cap and gown.
  • Caps may be decorated; however, the decoration must be school appropriate.  
  • Dress pants, dress skirt, or a dress are required.
  • A dress shirt is required.