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NTHEN's GRADUATION and COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES

NTHEN has hosted graduation exercises and commencement ceremonies for graduating Homeschool students since 1992 and has assisted numerous Homeschool support groups over the years in developing their own graduation events.

Nevertheless, our Graduation program continues to be very popular with graduating seniors (and their parents) because the ceremony itself is professionally executed, and because the program offers high school seniors opportunities to come together for fellowship throughout the year prior to their graduation. Also, to participate in activities such as barbecues, swimming parties, sporting activities, nights at the movies, formal events, and other special get-togethers.

Thus, our seniors graduate as a true graduating class, not just as a group of strangers!

Parents appreciate the fact that one modest fee covers everything - cap and gown, facilities (audio technician plus clean up crew), commencement speaker, pianist and vocal music, graduate honors reception, plus all the regalia inherent with such an important event in the lives of seniors and their families and friends.

NTHEN typically sponsors at least one graduation ceremony each year accommodating hundreds of graduate family members and their guests.

Graduation always includes a commencement speaker who is selected for their ability to "charge" the graduates through their message of encouragement and inspiration to the graduate (and to their family members and guests, as well).

Special music with vocalist are also an integral part of our program as is the uniqueness of each student graduating individually, not in mass.

Our 2017 Graduation and Commencement Ceremony, which will be our 25th consecutive year to sponsor this event, will be held on May 27, 2017. Commencement speaker will be Rev. Bill Sword, a long-time friend of NTHEN, veteran homeschooling dad, and an ordained minister of the Gospel. His charge to the graduates of 2017 will be both challenging and yet relevant in today's world.  

If you would like to attend our 2017 Graduation event as our guest, please contact us by email at graduation@nthen.org or by telephone at (972) 772-0082 for more information on how we can make that happen. A word of advice: space is always limited, so please inquire early.

NTHEN's 2017 GRADUATION and COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES

If you have a student that you wish to be part of our Graduating Class of 2017, you will need to act immediately by opening and printing our 2017 GRADUATION PACKET. Carefully read each page and complete the information required with parents and graduating student signing where indicated. Then, send the designated pages, and your payment, to NTHEN at the address shown in the Graduation Packet. Faxed copies, or copies scanned and emailed to us ARE ALSO ACCEPTED using the fax number and email address also shown below and with credit card payment included or written confirmation to us that payment by check or money order is in the mail.

Once your contract and payment are received, you will receive an email acknowledgement and information about getting your graduate connected with others that will be graduating in our 2017 ceremony. Your graduate will be contacted by the 2017 graduating seniors Activity Coordinator (a parent volunteer) via email with information about planned events. This feature will be available, AFTER

1.  the 2017 initial Graduation meeting held on October 26, 2016; 

2.  the 2017 Activities Coordinator (parent volunteer) has been identified and designated by NTHEN; 

3.  payment for Graduation services for your senior have been received (or arrangements agreed to).

The videos below are provided to give you an idea of the scope and quality of our annual Graduation and Commencement Ceremonies.

 View exerpts from Graduate's  "Table of Honor"

 

 

View excerpts from a Graduation Ceremony

 

 

 

View excerpts from a Graduation Reception