Graduation Ceremony

Celebrate your special milestone!

Idaho Homeschool Graduation

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 2022 Ceremony

Saturday, May 21st, 2022

Half Past Three O’Clock

Brandt Center

Northwest Nazarene University

707 Fern Street

Nampa, Idaho

Plan the Perfect Ceremony with Us

Application Window: September 1, 2021 – January 1, 2022 (Application window may close earlier if capacity is reached.)

Informational Meeting: October 5th, 1:30 – 2:30 PM

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 21, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

General Information

Ceremony Application

Apply to graduate with Homeschool Idaho. The application window opens September 1st.

Informational Meeting

Bring your graduation questions to Kleiner Memorial Park on Tuesday, October 5th, 1:30 – 2:30 PM.

Honor Cords

Homeschool Idaho offers both white and gold honor cords for qualifying students.

Ceremony Photography

A professional photography package of graduation day, and all applicable digital downloads, is included at no extra cost.

Graduate Checklist

Commencement Speaker & Class Hymn

Graduates work together as a class to nominate and elect a commencement speaker and a class hymn.

Photos of Graduates

Childhood and Senior Photos of your graduate will be used to personalize the ceremony and the printed program.

Graduate Bios

Parents and students will work together to write a graduate biography for the printed program.

Student Speeches

Graduates may submit speeches for the Senior Class Address. Two speeches will be selected.

Parent Tributes

A pre-recorded parent tribute will play while each graduate receives their diploma.

Ceremony Rehearsal

We keep things simple by holding a ceremony rehearsal the morning of Graduation Day.

Fees

Graduation

The 2022 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.

Honor Cords

Gold and white cords are $10.00 each.

Photography Package

Starting with the class of 2022,  a professional photography package of graduation day, and all associated digital downloads, are included at no additional cost.

FAQ

Is there a deadline for participation?
The application window is open from September 1, 2021 – January 1, 2022; 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. Graduates must wear dress shoes, dress boots, or dress cowboy boots (no athletic shoes, or flip flops).

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?
Upon checking in on graduation day, each graduate will be given 12 reserved seating signs with their family name on them. Seats are first come, first served, so if you want to reserve specific seats, aim to be on time! When placing signs, please do not leave space between your reserved seats and another reservation block. We expect a standing-room-only crowd!

What Idaho Families Say:

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From the personalized parent tribute to the Christ-centered hymn & message, Homeschool Idaho graduation was everything we wanted in a ceremony.

– The Staigle Family

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Graduating with Homeschool Idaho
was a blessing!

– The McNish Family

Questions?
Don’t Hesitate to Contact Us!