Registration Information for the 2015 Homeschool Iowa Graduation Ceremonies May 30, 2015 Registration Deadline: February 1, 2015
Offered Again This Year: Two Separate Ceremonies on One Day and Online Graduate Registration with Secure Credit Card Payment (check payments will be accommodated, but check payments must be received by February 1st to successfully complete registration)
The NICHE graduation ceremonies are open to all NICHE member families who adhere to the participation guidelines [see below]. Are you not yet a NICHE member, or has your membership expired? Click herefor easy online NICHE membership registration.
Two Ceremonies Are Offered To Accommodate the Growing Number of Participants First Ceremony Rehearsal: 9:00 a.m. Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. The first ceremony often fills first Second Ceremony Rehearsal: 1:30 p.m. Ceremony: 3:30 p.m.
Due to our new registration system, all registrations must be completed online. Those who successfully complete the online NICHE registration will be provided with a link to a special page on our graduation supplier's website where they will directly order their graduate's cap, gown & diploma.
Participants in the 2015 NICHE Graduation Ceremonies Must: 1) Be a child of a parent or parents with a current NICHE membership 2) Verify that the participant has been homeschooled for at least the 2014/15 school year 3) Confirm that the participant believes in Christ for his/her salvation or has received Christian training, 4) Affirm that the participant and family/friends attending agree to respect & honor the ceremony's Christian emphasis 5) Mail or submit online a completed 2015 Graduation Participation Form and payment of $90 by February 1, 2015 6) Submit additional program and ceremony items as requested by the graduation committee 7) Agree to attend the graduation rehearsal on the day of the graduation service 8) Agree to adhere to outlined appearance and deportment standards
The NICHE Board reserves the right to accept or reject any applicant for participation. Please direct any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org
NICHE does not provide official endorsement of the high school diploma awarded by the parents of the participating graduate.
Graduation participation registration deadlines must be set early in February due to the ordering deadlines set by our cap & gown supplier.
Here is the list of information you will be asked to supply as you register online. Please have this information at hand when you log on the online registration form.
Graduate's Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code, Phone Number, Email Address [Please use an email address that you check regularly!]
Graduate's Name as you want it to appear on the diploma & in the program
Name of Your Homeschool as you want it to appear in the program
Number of Years Student Was Homeschooled
Graduate's Parents' Names, including title, if any (e.g. John and Susan Smith or Pastor John and Susan Smith)
* After you complete the NICHE graduation registration, you will be provided a link to our graduation supplier's special order page where you will directly enter information to complete your graduate's cap, gown and diploma order.
The online registration form also provides the means for you to submit the following required information:
Verification of Student's Homeschool Status
Verification of the Student's Christian Belief and/or Training
Verification of Acceptance of Ceremony Appearance and Decorum Standards (see below)
Graduate's Favorite Bible Verse(s) (due February 15, 2015)
Graduate's Involvements & Accomplishments (due February 15, 2015)
Graduate's Future Plans (due February 15, 2015)
Parents' Message to Graduate (due February 15, 2015)
Submission of the last four items listed above is not required when you complete the initial online participation registration, but they must be submitted by the required deadlines in order to finalize your graduate's registration. At any time between your initial registration and the deadline submission date, you can log back on your graduate's online registration and enter each into your graduate's online registration record. [Note: The bottom four items on the list above can be entered on your graduate's online registration form by typing, or copying & pasting, into a text box.]
Ready to register for the 2015 Homeschool Iowa Graduation, or need to update your graduate's participation registration? Click here!
2014 NICHE Graduates - Morning Ceremony
2014 NICHE Graduates - Afternoon Ceremony
2015 HOMESCHOOL IOWA GRADUATION APPEARANCE AND DEPORTMENT STANDARDS
"I beseech you therefore...that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice,holy, acceptable unto God. Provide things honest [literally "take thought for things honorable"] in the sight of all men." Romans 12: 1, 17
We are grateful for everyone who wants to participate in our graduation service and we make every effort to assure that the ceremony is a lovely memory to cherish. Participants must agree to respect and honor the Christian emphasis of the graduation ceremony. Further, the 2015 Homeschool Iowa Graduation standards for appearance of graduates and parents appropriate to this formal and solemn occasion include: no body piercing (excluding earrings on ladies), no vivid hair colors, no immodest or revealing clothing, no blue jeans or tennis shoes, and no excessive make-up or jewelry.
In consideration of the other graduates and their guests, graduates and their parents are to refrain from performing actions/antics or displaying supplemental items/apparel which would draw attention to themselves during the ceremony. Examples would include, but are not limited to, holding up signs, shouting names or chants, performing acrobatics, taking photos while onstage, or wearing sashes, pins, or other personally expressive apparel items on caps and gowns.
NEW this year: If you are a member of the NICHE Psi Gamma Chapter, Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society, you may wear your honor cords. To apply for membership in this chapter, click here. While we understand that many of our graduates may have participated in other clubs and organizations and may have achieved high standards in a variety of areas, items representing those organizations or achievements may not be worn during the ceremony. Opportunity will be given to acknowledge these accomplishments in the graduation program.
This statement must be read & accepted by either the graduate or a parent, on behalf of all family members involved, in order to take part in the Homeschool Iowa Graduation ceremonies. By checking the acceptance box on the registration form, you are assuming the responsibility to ensure that all parties agree to abide by the above appearance and deportment standards.
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