Graduation Ceremony Package

DEADLINE for 2016 Ceremony: March 10, 2016

The 2016 NCHE Graduation Ceremony will be held at 5:00 pm, Saturday, June 4, at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC. 

The Package includes:

  • Standardized NCHE green gown and mortorboard hat with gold tassel for the graduate to wear in the ceremony (required for ceremony participation)
  • Commencement address
  • Diploma
  • Stage time in the ceremony for home educator(s) to award graduate diploma
  • One rose for the graduate to award his or her educator(s), an NCHE graduation tradition


This is a diploma issued by your school for your student. It is prepared by NCHE, and in addition, it is signed by the NCHE president.

NCHE prints a distinctive homeschool diploma enclosed in a hunter green cover. This diploma includes the student’s name, school name, and graduation date. The homeschool chief administrator will be responsible for signing the diploma to certify that the student has completed high school. Students who are participating in the NCHE graduation ceremony will be awarded the diploma by their parents.

Honor Cord

If your senior is graduating with a 3.75 GPA or higher, for an additional fee, you can recognize his achievement with a gold honor cord to be worn during the graduation ceremony. It will be mailed with the cap and gown.  An Honor Cord increases the price by $12. 


NOTE: The graduate’s attire must be the NCHE hunter green gown and cap with gold tassel (purchased in the grad package). A cap and gown from a previous NCHE graduate may NOT be used. Failure to comply with the dress code forfeits ceremony participation.  With the exception of the NCHE Honor cord, graduation accessories are not allowed. Ceremony participants will receive their cap and gown by mail two to three weeks prior to the ceremony. Additional information will be emailed.


BASE PRICE: $225. $175 for those who qualify for long-term member discount. If you believe you qualify for the discount, you must contact the NCHE office for further instructions.

Proceed to the 2016 Graduation Ceremony Order Form.