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 (and through the time of graduation) 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.   

NCHE Graduation Ceremony
Deadline March 4, 2015 (Closed)

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. The 2015 Graduation Ceremony will be held at 5:00 pm, 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 option of a honor cord. Graduate Announcements can be ordered separately.

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

Deadline March 4, 2015 (Closed)

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 the homeschool's high school graduation requirements. You will need to know your graduate’s graduation date when ordering a diploma.

Order a diploma now!

2015 NCHE Graduation Junior Marshal Application
Calling All Homeschooled High School Sophomores and Juniors! 
As we are making plans for our graduation ceremonies for the 2015 NCHE conference, we would love for you to consider applying to be a junior marshal for the NCHE graduation. We will be choosing up to 8 per ceremony. Download the application and email information to

Deadline to apply is March 22.


GREENHOUSE Special Graduate Issue

NCHE’s magazine, GREENHOUSE publishes a special issue in May that celebrates our high school graduates. To be included, you will need to submit your graduate’s recognition paragraph/bio and a head shot 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. 

If you would like to see what last year's GREENHOUSE special graduate issue looks like, you can find the PDF here

Graduate Recognition in GREENHOUSE
Deadline March 4, 2015 (Closed)

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

Subscribers to the GREENHOUSE will receive a copy of special Graduate issue, included in their subscription price. If you are not a subscriber or you would like extra copies, you will need to order copies of this special Graduate issue. These will be mailed to your home in early May.

Graduate Ads
Deadline March 20, 2015 (closed)

In addition to the graduate recognition paragraph and head shot photo, 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


Order your GREENHOUSE Graduate issue copies now. (Closed)

There will be copies to purchase at the conference.

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.