Graduation Services

Registration is now open for the  Graduating Ceremony of 2019 

Each year CEC holds a graduation ceremony for homeschooled students in which parents present the graduation diploma. If you are interested in participating in the 2019 graduation ceremony please plan to attend our first graduation meeting on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018, at 6:30 pm.

Participation Requirements
Graduation meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm (excluding December, January, and March). At least one parent and the graduating senior must attend these meetings to help decide and vote on certain program elements such as announcements, speakers, etc.

Each family must serve on one of the following graduation sub-committees.

  Program Committee
  Reception Committee
  Service Committee
  Set-Up/Clean-Up Committee
  Other committees as needed

Cost     

Program elements are discussed and approved at the monthly graduation meetings and all associated expenditures are divided evenly among participating families. Typically this includes:

Provided Ceremony Elements (detailed list available at the first meeting) - $200-$250
Cap and Gown (required) - $35-40
Announcements (optional) - Cost varies

Any other costs are approved by the majority of participating families and may result in additional payments.

Families interested in participating need to register their student by November 1, 2018, and pay the initial $100 deposit.  For families who register between December 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019, there is a $25 late registration fee added.  Students registering after February 28  will be charged a $50 late registration fee.

One of the much-loved attributes of our graduation is our video. Recording of the audio portion begins in January and parents are asked to prepare a one-minute speech. In addition, parents are asked to submit five, high-quality digital pictures for the video.
 
2018-2019 Meeting Dates: 
*all meetings held at 6:30 in the CEC lunchroom
Tuesday, October 23, 2018   This date has been changed to Thursday, October 25th
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Tuesday, April 18, 2019
2019 Graduation Application Form.docx
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FAQs ยป Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does CEC present the students with a graduation diploma?
No. CEC facilitates a graduation ceremony for homeschooled students. The diploma is presented by the parents, not CTC.

2. Does CEC keep records and transcripts of student's grades?
No. CEC offers tutoring classes as needed by our families but is not designed as a complete high school program.

3. Are the students graduating from CEC?
No. The diploma is from the parents.

4. Will CEC's name appear on the diploma?
No. Our corporate name cannot appear on graduation certificates, programs, memory books, videos or other materials developed by the graduation families.

5. Who can participate in the graduation ceremony?
Students do not have to attend classes at CEC. Applications are approved by the CEC Board of Directors.

6. Are the families required to attend monthly meetings?
Yes. At least one family member is required to attend at least 3 monthly meetings.

7. Why are families required to attend scheduled meetings?
All voting is done at monthly meetings, information is distributed, deadlines discussed, committees meet and all other graduation business is accomplished during the scheduled meetings.

8. What are the family's responsibilities?
Attend meetings, serve on graduation committees, stay updated on details, and meet all necessary deadlines.

9. What are other meetings required?
Families must attend the graduation practice session. Traditionally scheduled the day before graduation.

10. What are the required dress elements?
All participants must dress modestly and wear a cap and gown.

11. What will graduation cost?
From about $200 to as much as $295. This cost will depend on the number of graduates participating and what the families decide to do.

12. What does the fee include?
Facility rental, reception (cookies and punch), photograph of graduating class, diploma, video or DVD production (ceremony and progression pictorial with audio from parents) and program printing.

13. What is not included in the fee?
Cost of cap and gown, announcements, additional photographs, and additional graduation items such as t-shirts, class rings, etc.

14. Is there a late fee charged when a family decides to participate later in the year?
Yes. For families who sign up between December 1st and February 28, there is a $25 registration fee. After February 28, there is a $50 late fee.

15. Are announcements included in the fee?
No. Each family is responsible for ordering the number of announcements they need.

17. Can graduates order class rings, t-shirts, and other graduation merchandise?
Yes. Each family will place an order from Jostens which can include these items. All of these items are optional.

18. Who should you contact if you want to participate in the graduation ceremony?
If you wish to attend, please call 918.664.9527 or email [email protected]