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 demonstrating educational excellence, perseverance 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 have notified 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 generally directed and provided by the parents. This may include dual enrollment.
  • The registration fee covers the cost of a graduation cap/gown/tassel, a beautiful diploma provided for the parents to confer on the student, and all handling/shipping fees. The cap/gown are the CHEO color of Peacock Teal and will belong to the student after the event.

Registration fees are as follows:

*Early Bird Registration:   $100     (August 1 – October 31, 2021)
*Regular Registration:      $130    (November 1 – January 31, 2022)
*Late Registration:            $150    (February 1 – April 6, 2022)

All registrations must be submitted and/or postmarked no later than April 1, 2022.

Commencement document 2 of 5:  Dress Code Guidelines