2017 Inland Northwest Homeschool Graduation
May 20th, 2pm

Millwood Presbyterian Community Center
3223 North Marguerite Rd. Spokane, WA 99212


Congratulations to our Class of 2017 Graduates!

To view and purchase pictures of the graduation, just go to the following link:  Madeline James Photography


Who can participate?

Anyone who will be considered a high-school level graduate through any kind of homeschooling. To participate in the graduation ceremony, each graduate must complete the registration form, pay the registration fee, and have a MATTE black cap/gown and a diploma. Everything else is optional.


Where and When?

The graduation ceremony will be at the Millwood Presbyterian Community Center: 3223 North Marguerite Rd. Spokane, WA 99212.  Directions and Map

The ceremony will begin at 2pm on Saturday, May 20th.


When is the Rehearsal?

There will be a rehearsal at 11am – the same day as the ceremony – on Saturday, May 20th.  (See Location Page for Lunch options nearby)

It is required that the graduate and at least one parent/guardian attend and stay for the entire rehearsal, starting promptly at 11am.

(The parents will meet the graduate on stage to hand them their diploma while the emcee reads the 80-word statement from the parents about the graduate.)


What is required for the ceremony?

  1. Completed registration form
  2. Registration fee paid
  3. 80 word statement about the graduate (see details below)
  4. Cap/Gown and Diploma
  5. Attend the rehearsal
  6. Optional – Student Display (see details below)


Registration Fee:

$75 If registered by April 7th

$105 If registered by April 21st

Please fill out the registration form first, then mail your check to:

Inland NW Homeschool Graduation Fund,

c/o Tara Mickschl,

18608 E. Augusta Ave.

Spokane Valley, WA 99016


Cap and Gown Ordering Information:

Homeschooldiploma.com is an excellent company and we recommend you get your supplies there.  We decided to use a MATTE BLACK cap/gown for both men and women with the hopes that they can be borrowed/sold/handed down later. No collars for the women, and please choose any color tassel you like. The tassel charm is also your choice.

*If you order by March 31st, you can use the code 17PRIEBE for 10% off your entire order except class rings. They also sell announcements, honor chords, and other items. Be sure to include them if you desire.

Please see Cap/Gown/Diploma Ordering page for more details.


What is the 80-word statement?

As the parents and graduate meet for the presentation of the diploma, our emcee will read a statement, written by the parents, about their student.  This brief (80 words or less) statement may make reference to the student’s accomplishments, personal qualities, future plans, or anything else the parent would like to say to honor their graduate.

Please include the student’s name as you want it read. Also include the names of the parents/guardians who will present the graduate their diploma.  Please provide phonetic assistance for more difficult name pronunciations on the form.

Please have your 80 word statement ready when you fill out the registration form.



What is the student display?

As part of the Graduating Class of 2017, we invite each graduate to provide a personal presentation about their homeschooling experience or display honoring the graduate. Some ideas/examples:

  • A self-standing display board
  • A graduation scrapbook
  • Get creative!


The display could showcase the student’s accomplishments, talents, interests, and family photos. It should be brought to rehearsal on June 3, 2017. A table will be provided for each graduate providing a display. Please bring display to rehearsal.


Photography Services:

Madeline James Photography will be providing professional photography services.  More info to be provided soon.


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