PREPARING FOR GRADUATION
General Instruction Bulletin
Transcript Prep for Graduating Seniors
Recommended Minimum Credits for Graduation
Potential College Scholarship Links
Complete list of Graduating Seniors - Class of 2013
GRADUATION CEREMONY ARRANGEMENTS FOR CLASS OF 2012/2013
Ceremony Date and Time:
May 20, 2013
Mayfair Church of Christ
1095 Carl T Jones Dr SE
May 17, 2013 6:30PM
(attendance is optional)
The rehearsal at Mayfair Church of Christ is not mandatory to attend. The rehearsal will address the Ceremony Procedure, answer any questions, and familiarize families with the facility. The ceremony procedure is provided below and will be reviewed again during the hour just prior to the actual ceremony.
Ceremony Preparations and Procedure
Ceremony Program Bulletin
Ceremony Powerpoint Presentation of Graduates
Cap and Gown and Diploma Package Fees
*For those families attending the ceremony the Diploma Package fee is $35. A portion of the fee is applied to graduation expenses and includes a Custom Way Home Diploma Case, the Diploma Certificate, and a copy of the Official High School Transcript.
For those families not attending the ceremony, this fee is $25.
* There are many online website that sell these items, too many to recommend a specific source. Compare shipping costs as some are more reasonable than others.
WHY ATTEND A CEREMONY?
The primary reason is totally selfish of us but it's one of the major highlights of our year. We love to share a moment with families and graduates who have chosen us to represent them as their church school. Of course, as with all things in our program we want you to do what is best for your family and completely understand should you choose a different option.
The graduation ceremony is not your traditional program. The primary difference from your traditional ceremony is that the main event is the diploma presentation where the parents will present their graduate with their diploma. The diplomas are provided to the parents prior to the ceremony. It is the parent's opportunity to publicly acknowledge their child and their accomplishment. It's an opportunity for the child to publicly acknowledge their parent's efforts to guide their life and to direct their education. Families come from many different communities in Alabama to share the moment together. It is truly remarkable. Graduates sometimes make the mistake of thinking that because they don't know the other graduates that the ceremony won't be meaningful to them. The fact is that many of the graduates and families don't know each other. The emphasis of the ceremony is on the individual families and their guests sharing a special time with other families who have shared a similar experience. It is a powerful testimony to all those who attend, especially those who may have doubts or reservations about homeschooling. I encourage every family to participate if at all possible. If you are unable to attend we encourage you to have your own formal ceremony at your church or with other family and friends.