But for some, it's a year that ends in disappointment.
Some seniors aren't going to be graduating on time, or they have to struggle and work extra hard in order to make up for their past failures.
Joseph Ragotero, a senior here at James Logan who has struggled in the past, dating back to his sophomore year, is now working extra hard in order to meet the graduating requirements, but might not make up enough credits in time.
“My parents are going to get angry," if he isn't graduated with his class, Ragatero said. He said he thinks he can graduate on time, but time is running out. “I messed up pretty bad my sophmore year, when I cut almost everyday, my attendance is why I am where I am.”
With the Class of 2007's graduation looming, he has tried to change his ways; he's attending school and class almost everyday to receive all his credits. With his friends are graduating on time,“I'm going to feel left out if I don't graduate on time and walk the stage in front of all my friends and family.”
If he doesn't succeed in making up for lost time and credits, he has a plan B: "I'm going to go to the adult school program to get my G.E.D.," he said.
Another potential victim of non-graduation, who asked to remain anonymous, said, “I messed around a lot, and I didn’t take school seriously, and now I regret it.”
The student is trying to catch up with a daily schedule that includes a zero period, no lunch, an eighth period, and the adult school program.
But it maybe too late for any last minute heroics to work. “My parents will be ashamed of me, and they will believe that my 12 years of attending school was a waste.”
Still, the student has plans that include more education. “I am going to become a Law enforcement officer, and attend community college.”