Commencement Policy


CHEO held the first homeschool Commencement Ceremony in 1992. The purpose for this event:

  1. To bring honor and glory to God.
  2. To act as ambassadors for home education in Ohio by demonstating educational excellence, perserverence and faithfulness.
  3. To celebrate with the graduates and their families at the end of a wonderful journey.

In order to assure that this ceremony is held to the highest possible standards, the CHEO Board has included a simple application process that began with the Graduating Class of 2005.

Application includes some of the following:

  • Graduates agree to comply with modest dress requirements and appropriate behavior expectations.
  • Parents will need to be current members of CHEO.
  • Parents must notify their local superintendent per the homeschool regulations (Ohio Revised Code 3301-34-03) for the graduate’s senior year.  Notification form: download notification form
  • 100% of academics need to be taught or generally overseen by the parents.
  • There is a $75 fee to register for the Commencement Ceremony. This fee includes the cap & gown, mailing fees and a beautiful certificate to commemorate the day.

Registration must be submitted and/or postmarked no later than May 1.

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Next step:  Dress Code Guidelines