Homeschool Graduation Ideas and Homeschool Diplomas

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Summary:  Homeschool high school graduation and ideas for how your might like to celebrate it.  Make your own simple family homeschool graduation celebration, or find out if your state has a homeschool graduation ceremony.  Included also is information on where to find  homeschool graduation diplomas and more.  In addition, links to statewide homeschool proms are included.

Will you be graduating one of your teens this spring?  If so, are you thinking about doing a special family event, or are you looking for a graduation ceremony in your area?

Homemade Celebrations

Do you want to host a family graduation party?  Let's Homeschool High School has lots of ideas for family oriented celebrations.  

7 Sisters Homeschool has more ideas for a homemade ceremony here.

How to Create a Simple Graduation Ceremony

And Sue, from Journeying Sue blog, has a wonderful post on how she made her own graduation ceremony for her son. 

 It even includes a template for event planning here.

Homeschool Graduation Ceremonies

In our house, my daughter wanted to participate in a graduation ceremony.  We went to the  to one in our state sponsored by our homeschool association.  

It was a regional ceremony, sponsored by WHO (Washington Homeschool Organization).  And do you know what we had the day before?  My teen's homeschool prom!  Somehow, everything came off....

The best part of ours was that I got to be the prom photographer.  My teen and her friends had a great time at their prom. 

The next morning, we all got up early, ironed my teen's graduation gown, made sure our cameras had batteries, were chased by our kitten then finally headed out.... 

Our ceremony was held in the Puget Sound area, but many of the students came from across the mountains, from eastern Washington. 

What is a homeschool graduation ceremony like?

The main part of the ceremony was the following:

Each grad wrote up a short statement to be read at the ceremony, about their homeschooling years.....

It was a joy to listen to all of them.  Each story reflected the individuality of each student.  And what they each got out of homeschooling.

The parent was then called up to the stage, and they presented their teen the homeschool diploma.  It was just beautiful.  My husband wanted to be the one to do that, and I so enjoyed watching him give the diploma to my daughter.

Some teens were planning on going on to college or community college, others had vocational oriented plans, and some didn't know yet where they would be headed.... They all shared their homeschool experiences in their own way.  

We were celebrating the achievements of every one of them!

Here's the whole WHO Graduating Class...

Homeschool Graduation Ceremonies in Your State

Many homeschool associations offer homeschool graduation ceremonies around the country.  Just click the link above to see if your state hosts one.

Homeschool Proms

There are many statewide homeschool proms available, sponsored by the state homeschool organizations.

Homeschool Diplomas

LHSHS diploma 2

Let's Homeschool High School site offers downloadable diploma here.  They have step by step instructions for downloading each of their diploma templates.  

They, in fact have many choices for printing a homeschool diploma.  We chose one and found that it came out very well.

Graduation reminded us of how happy we were that we homeschooled all the way.  Having the opportunity to homeschool our daughter helped make the difference in her finding her own way and in her personal growth and in her faith.

Watching her learn and grow, we grew as a family.  Together.  

More high school posts are on Pinterest here: Homeschooling High School Pinterest Board

Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,


Betsy is mom to her now college grad, whom she homeschooled from day one.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshigh school & college and wrote the book - Homeschooling High School with College in Mind.   She offers free homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting

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  1. Congratulations to your daughter, and to you! Than you for sharing these special moments!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Jill R. and sharing your comments! It is wonderful to share our graduation with you and your readers on the Thoughtful Spot! It has been a busy and special time for our family,


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