REGISTRATION: Graduating homeschooled high school seniors who wish to participate in the Graduate Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, June 4, 2022 must register by May 14th. Registration can be completed online (click here) or by mail. Each graduate will pay a fee: $20 for TEACH members and $30 for non-TEACH members.Payment will be made at the time of registration. To confirm TEACH membership, you may e-mail an inquiry to gro.tchcaet@pihsrebmem prior to registering.
FAMILY & GUESTS:This memorable ceremony is free to attendees and open to the public. There is plenty of seating, so there are no restrictions as to number of guests, and no age criteria; however, we suggest that arrangements be made for children who may be unable to sit quietly through the program. When you register to participate with your graduate, please indicate the approximate number of family members/guests you anticipate attending.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Information about the graduate will be printed in the evening’s program. Please email your student’s biography by May 14 to ten.labolgcbs@jk_tipuc. Suggested information can include number of years homeschooled, family background, special interests or hobbies, post-graduate plans, a meaningful Bible verse, etc. Due to limited space in the program, please keep your student’s biography to 200 words or less. For a sample bio, click here or on the image in the sidebar.
SLIDE SHOW: TEACH presents a short slide show of our graduates during the ceremony. If you would like your graduate to be included, please mail 4-5 photos of your graduate to Karen Cupit, 173 Mountain Road, Manchester, CT 06040, or you may send them digitally to ten.labolgcbs@jk_tipuc. If you would prefer not to participate in the slideshow, just your graduate’s name will appear during the slideshow presentation.
ATTIRE:In keeping with the importance of the occasion and its setting in a church, attire should be appropriate—preferably slacks, shirts, and ties for young men, and modest dresses for young women. Cap and gown are not required, but may be worn if desired (parents are responsible for acquiring these items).
DIPLOMAS:Each family will furnish its own diploma (if desired), and the parents may present it to their graduate during the program. Since there is no state requirement on what constitutes a homeschool diploma, each family is free to issue their own, and TEACH does not endorse or validate these documents.
SPEECHES:Each graduate is strongly encouraged to prepare a brief speech of not more than 3 minutes in length, as an opportunity to express thanks and to encourage other homeschooling families present.
COMMISSIONS TO FEDERAL MILITARY ACADEMIES: Presentation of commissions to federal military academies may be made during graduation with prior permission from the TEACH Board of Directors.
SCHOLARSHIPS:Presentation of scholarships will not be made during graduation. However, mention of them in the graduate biographies is encouraged.