A formal, reverent ceremony designed to honor and celebrate your graduate!
Homeschool graduation is a significant event for students and their parents. Join families from around the state at a memorable event that commends the diligent work of Idaho’s homeschool graduates.
Class of 2023 Ceremony
Saturday, May 20th, 2023
Half Past Three O’Clock
Northwest Nazarene University
707 Fern Street
Plan the Perfect Ceremony with Us
Application Window: The 2023 Graduation Ceremony is at capacity and the application window is now closed.
Informational Meeting: 1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 11th, 2022, Kleiner Park, Meridian
Commencement Speaker & Class Hymn Nominations: December 1 – 15
Commencement Speaker & Class Hymn Election: January 1
Graduate Photos Submitted: February 1
Graduate Bios Submitted: February 1
Student Speeches Submitted: February 15
Parent Trubute Submitted: February 15
Ceremony Rehearsal: May 20
The 2023 Ceremony is now at capacity, and the application window is now closed.
Join us at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 11th for an informational meeting for graduates and their parents at Kleiner Park in Meridian.
Commencement Speaker & Class Hymn
Photos of Graduates
Stay up-to-date on announcements by joining our Facebook Group for the Class of 2023.
The 2023 graduation fee is $195.00. The application fee covers the cost of the facility, cap and gown, diploma with cover, printed ceremony programs, and professional photography package.
Gold and white cords are $15.00 each.
A professional photography package of graduation day, and all associated digital downloads, is included at no additional cost.
Is there a deadline for participation?
The application window is open from September 1, 2022 – January 1, 2023; however, the application window may close earlier if capacity is reached. There have been years where capacity has been reached within weeks. Plan to apply early to reserve your spot.
Do I need to provide a cap and gown?
Nope! We take care of the details so that you can enjoy the day! The following is included in the graduation fees:
- Cap and Gown
- Diploma with Cover
- Professional Photography Package
- Beautiful Keepsake Program
Honor cords may be added for an additional $10/each.
Does Homeschool Idaho provide graduation announcements?
We do not. We have found that families prefer to customize their own graduation announcements. We love seeing your creative ideas!
Is there a ceremony dress code for graduates?
Graduates will wear caps and gowns that have been ordered by Homeschool Idaho and given to students at graduation.
Young men must wear dress shirts and slacks, tie optional. Young women must wear dresses or skirts.
All graduates must wear dress shoes, dress boots, or dress cowboy boots (no athletic shoes, flip-flops or bare feet, please).
Please recognize that gowns are polyester and the stage lights are hot. We do not recommend layers, suit jackets, or heavy clothing. It gets very warm for the graduates during the two hours that they are on stage.
No embellishments or personalization of caps and gowns will be permitted during the ceremony (with the exception of Honor Cords and Congressional Medals).
The caps and gowns will belong to the graduates following the ceremony. Please contact us if further clarification is needed.
Should I have Senior Photos taken of my graduate?
Yes! You will need to submit graduate photos by February 1st. So please make arrangements to have photos taken of your Senior during the autumn months.
Are there additional special activities for the graduating class?
That is up to the graduating class and their parents. Families can plan as many or as few activities as they wish.
Will I be able to reserve seats for our family at the ceremony?
What Idaho Families Say:
From the personalized parent tribute to the Christ-centered hymn & message, Homeschool Idaho graduation was everything we wanted in a ceremony.
– The Staigle Family
Graduating with Homeschool Idaho
was a blessing!
– The McNish Family