HOME Graduation

Mark the occasion in a special way!

Do you have a young adult who will be finishing their high school education in 2023? If so, HOME would like to invite you to participate in a very special graduation ceremony. Join us to mark this momentous occasion in the life of your child! 


HOME's graduation ceremony provides a great sense of accomplishment for each participating family. The event also provides encouragement for other homeschoolers to continue on through high school! 


In addition, the ceremony provides a wonderful way to include family and friends in a special celebration. Parents take part in the event, too, and will present the diploma to their child. 



  • Date: June 6, 2024 (Hope Baptist Church, Manchester)
  • Graduates and parents may present short speeches (2-3 minutes) about their homeschooling experience and future plans, if desired, following their diploma presentation. 
  • A video slide presentation of the graduates as they have grown up is presented as part of the ceremony. If you wish to participate in this way, please plan to send 8 - 10 pictures of your graduate by email or CD to hoverlock727@gmail.com, no later than May 8.
  • A private tea for graduates and their parents/guardians will be held prior to the ceremony.
  • Graduation apparel and diplomas can be ordered through the HSLDA Store. Please order navy blue or white graduation gowns for a HOME graduation ceremony.
  • Planning a special dinner following the event? For those who would like to continue their family celebration, consider making reservations at an area restaurant.                         


  • Please pre-register using either the online or mail-in form below, no later than May 23, 2024. Please include payment of $50 per family (graduate and up to nine guests), and $5.00 for each additional guest (ages 3+). You may make your payment using the "Make a Donation" button in the margin to the right (scroll down on the page to "Choose the Amount").
  • If participating in the private tea, please add $10 per person. Each graduate may invite two people to the private tea. If there is room, we will open it up to more guests.
  • A small reception for graduates and registered guests will follow the graduation ceremony.

Event Schedule:


1:30 - 3:00pm - Private tea for graduates and their parents (Blaine House, Augusta)

This time will include refreshments for the graduates and their parents/guardians, as well as some special music, and a charge to the graduates presented by Pastor Marc Swartz. 

3:30pm - Graduates meet at Hope Baptist Church for marching practice.

4:30 - 6:00pm - Graduation Ceremony (Hope Baptist Church, Manchester)

Keynote Address

Understanding the Greatness of Our Country from Traveling the World - Rep. Benjamin Hymes

Keynote Speaker

Representative Benjamin Hymes, of Waldo, is currently serving his first term representing House District 38, which includes the towns Brooks, Jackson, Knox, Monroe, Swanville, Thorndike, Unity, Waldo, and

part of Frankfort. He serves on the 131st Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Veteran’s and Legal Affairs. Representative Hymes served 20 years active duty in the United States Navy including 12 combat deployments to the Middle East, Africa, and South America, as well as two assignments in Europe. He is also a Registered Maine Guide for Hunting and Recreational sports. He and his wife, Gabrielle, own a business and have five children that they homeschool.

HOME Graduation Registration Form
Please print and fill out this form and mail it to the address on the bottom of the form, no later than May 10 to participate in HOME's Annual Graduation Ceremony.
2024 Graduation Registration.pdf
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* Event Refund Policy - Registration fees may be refunded up to the registration deadline for this event. No refunds will be made after the registration deadline. In the event that you must cancel, please consider making your fee a donation to HOME rather than requesting a refund! If an event must be canceled or rescheduled for any reason, HOME will notify participants. Refunds will then be considered on a case by case basis, depending on whether or not the event is rescheduled.