Graduate Central: What NCHE Offers

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.

Current membership is required to purchase an NCHE diploma, participate in the NCHE Graduation Ceremony, or be included in the GREENHOUSE Graduate issue. If you are not already a member, you can join for any donationThere is a discount for NCHE membership for three out of the last four years at the time the student graduates.  (If the student began homeschooling during high school, the requirement is membership two out of the last three years.) 

The ordering options for 2015 graduates will be available soon.

NCHE Graduation Ceremony

NCHE invites you to commemorate the occasion with your family and with your community of home-based educators, living in North Carolina and beyond. The annual NCHE Graduation Ceremony coincides with the NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair. The 2015 Graduation Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 23 at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC. The ceremony lasts approximately one hour. Homeschools wishing to participate in the ceremony will need to purchase a Graduation Ceremony Package. This package includes a diploma, cap and gown, a rose for the teacher and the options of a honor cord.

  • Graduate Announcements
    We also offer the opportunity to order announcements for our graduation ceremony.

The 2015 Graduation Ceremony Package is not yet available.


The deadline to order a 2014 Fall Diploma is Oct 31.

Whether you participate in the NCHE Graduation Ceremony or another ceremony, 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 high school graduation requirements. You will need to know your graduate’s graduation date when ordering a diploma.

Order a fall diploma Now!

College Scholarships

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.

Deadline to apply for 2015 scholarships is January 31, 2015.

GREENHOUSE Special Graduate Issue

NCHE’s magazine, GREENHOUSE publishes a special issue in May that celebrates our high school graduates and alums. To be included, you will need to submit your graduate’s recognition paragraph/bio and photo. You also have the opportunity to purchase a ½ or full page ad in the issue and to order extra copies of this issue for your family and friends. 

You will be able to order your Graduate Issue copies soon.

Deadline April 19, 2015
The GREENHOUSE Graduate Issue is a great momento of this celebration. We make this issue available for you to purchase extra copies for those important people in the graduates life. These will be mailed directly to your home.  

Graduate Recognition

We provide two options for your recognition paragraph. For up to 450 characters and a head shot is $7, and between 451 and 600 and a head shot is $42.  

  • 450 character recognition paragraph and head shot—$7
  • 451-600 character recognition paragraph and head shot—$42


Graduate Ads
Deadline March 20, 2015


In addition to the Graduate Recognition paragraph, 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 collage and submit as a PDF/JPG/TIF, or we can design it for you. We offer 4 options:
Half Page, Self Designed GREENHOUSE Graduation Ad $155.00
Half Page, NCHE Designed GREENHOUSE Graduation Ad $180.00
Full Page, Self Designed GREENHOUSE Graduation Ad $255.00
Full Page, NCHE Designed GREENHOUSE Graduation Ad $270.00