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NTHEN has hosted graduation exercises and commencement ceremonies for Homeschool students since 1992 and has assisted numerous Homeschool support groups over the years in developing their own graduation events.


Nevertheless, our Graduation program continues to be very popular with graduating seniors (and their parents) because the ceremony itself is professionally executed, and because the program offers high school seniors opportunities to come together for fellowship throughout the year prior to their graduation. Also, to participate in activities such as barbecues, swimming parties, sporting activities, nights at the movies, formal events, and other special get-togethers.


Thus, our seniors graduate as a true graduating class, not just as a group of strangers!


Parents appreciate the fact that one modest fee covers everything - cap and gown, facilities, speakers, music, reception, DVD of the ceremony, plus all the regalia inherent with such an important event in the lives of seniors and their families and friends.


NTHEN typically sponsors at least one graduation ceremony each year accommodating 600-1000 graduate family members and their guests.


Graduation always includes a commencement speaker who is selected for their ability to "charge" the graduates through their message of encouragement and inspiration to the graduate (and to their family members and guests, as well).


Special music and singing are also an integral part of our program as is the uniqueness of each student graduating individually, not in mass. Our 2014 Graduation and Commencement Ceremony was held on June 6, 2014. Commencement speaker was Keresa Richardson, president of Ben Franklin Plumbing and a former homeschool mom! Her charge to the graduates of 2014 was one of being both bold and humble in the Lord as they enter adulthood and determine how God intends to use them for His purpose.


If you would like to attend one of our annual Graduation events as our guest, please contact us by email at graduation@nthen.org or by telephone at (972) 772-0082 for more information. Space is always limited, so please inquire early.




If you have a student that you wish to be part of our Graduating Class of 2015, download here our 2015 GRADUATION PACKET, complete the information required, sign and send it and your payment to NTHEN at the address shown in the Graduation Packet. Faxed copies, or copies scanned and emailed to us are are also accepted using the fax number and email address also shown below and with credit card payment included or written confirmation to us that payment by check or money order is in the mail.


Once your contract and payment are received, you will receive an email acknowledgement and a password. The password is for your graduate (who will undoubtedly want to be included in the activities and events planned for graduating seniors) to use to get connected with others that will be graduating in our 2015 ceremony. Your graduate will simply click the "Activities" button below, enter the password and provide the requested information. They will be contacted by the 2015 graduating seniors Activity Coordinator via email with information about planned events. NOTE: This feature will be activated after the September 2014 initial Graduation meeting (specific date is in the 2015 Graduation Packet) and after the 2015 Activities Coordinatior has been selected.


The videos below are provided to give you an idea of the scope and quality of our annual Graduation and Commencement Ceremonies.


The 2014 event was our 23rd year to sponsor this event.


Activities Connection 


 View exerpts from Graduate's  "Table of Honor"




View excerpts from a Graduation Ceremony




View excerpts from a Graduation Reception