Graduate Central: What NCHE Offers
This page will be updated late in the fall for the 2021 graduate information. The only part that is active all year is the diploma order form at the bottom of the left column.
The graduation of your homeschooled son or daughter is a momentous occasion and worthy of celebration. NCHE offers several ways to help you celebrate this milestone in your child’s life: NCHE Graduation Ceremony, distinctive diploma, graduate GREENHOUSE and college scholarships. Current membership is required to participate in any of these offerings. If you are not already a member, you can join here.
NCHE Graduation Ceremony
NCHE invites you to commemorate this occasion with your family and community. The annual NCHE Graduation Ceremony coincides with the NCHE Thrive! Conference. The 2020 ceremony will be held at 5:00 pm, Saturday, August 8, at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC. The ceremony lasts approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. Homeschools wishing to participate in the ceremony will need to purchase a Graduation Ceremony Package. This package includes a diploma (described below), cap and gown, a rose for the teacher and the option of a honor cord.
Graduation Ceremony Announcements
NCHE Graduation Junior Marshal Application
As we are making plans for our graduation ceremonies, we would love for you to consider applying to be a junior marshal for the NCHE graduation. We will be choosing up to eight per ceremony. The deadline to apply to be a junior marshal is June 15.
Submit an application here.
If you are not participating in the NCHE Graduation Ceremony, you can still order a diploma. 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 the homeschool’s high school graduation requirements. You will need to know your graduate’s graduation date when ordering a diploma. Diplomas will be shipped within four weeks of receipt of payment and approval of the proof. A proof via email is sent within three weeks. A diploma may be ordered at any time of the year.
GREENHOUSE Special Graduate Issue
The GREENHOUSE publishes a special issue in May that celebrates our high school graduates. The issue contains graduation recognitions, graduate ads contributed by families in celebration of their graduate, and articles focused on the topic of graduation. This Issue is a great memento of this celebration. We make this issue available for you to purchase extra copies for those important people in the graduate’s life. To be included, you will need to submit your graduate’s recognition paragraph/bio and a head shot photo. You also have the opportunity to purchase a ½ or full page ad. If you would like to see what a past GREENHOUSE special graduate issue looks like, you can find the PDF here.
Graduate Recognition in GREENHOUSE
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Deadline March 5, 2020 – We provide two options for your recognition paragraph. Up to 450 characters and a head shot is $20, and between 451 and 600 characters and a head shot is $52. NCHE members will receive a copy of this special graduate issue with their membership. If you would like extra copies, you will need to order copies of this special graduate issue below. These will be mailed to your home in May.
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Deadline March 5, 2020 – In addition to the graduate recognition paragraph and head shot photo, NCHE provides the opportunity to purchase a 1/2 page or full page collage ad at a greatly reduced price to celebrate your graduate in a special way. You can choose to design your own ad, or we can design it for you. We offer four options, 1) Half Page-Self Designed-$180.00, 2) Half Page-NCHE Designed-$210.00, 3) Full Page-Self designed-$290.00, and Full Page-NCHE Designed-$320.00.
Graduate Issue Extra Copies
Deadline April 10, 2020 – The GREENHOUSE Graduate Issue is a great memento of this celebration. NCHE members will receive one copy of this issue. Order extra copies of this issue for those important people in the graduates life. They will be individually mailed directly to your home. There will be a limited number of copies for purchase at the conference.
Deadline March 31, 2020 – Since 1998, NCHE has awarded over $150,000 in college scholarships to over a hundred graduating homeschooled seniors. NCHE Scholars, chosen for outstanding achievement in academics, arts, athletics, and community involvement, have continued their education with institutions as diverse as the U.S. Air Force Academy, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Duke University, Patrick Henry College, Liberty University, Meredith College, and the University of North Carolina.
Scholarships are funded by supporters like you. If you would like to donate to this scholarship fund click here.