POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19
While it is our hope that we will be able to postpone this event until the summer, if that does not work out then we will be in contact with our participants for additional options. Please check back here for further updates and expect postponement information to posted by mid April. Thank you so much for our patience and understanding. These are uncharted waters for all of us.
REGISTRATION: Homeschooled students who are celebrating a milestone graduation are invited to participate in the Graduate Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 6pm to 8:00pm at Williamsburg Church of Christ, 227 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg, VA. You must register by May 17th.
The graduation program will include refreshments, music, reception, programs, cake, and pictures. Each graduate will pay a fee: $35 for per family. This payment should accompany the Registration Form.
FAMILY & GUESTS: The Graduate Recognition and reception are free and open to the public. There is plenty of seating, so there are no restrictions as to number of guests, and no age criteria; however, we suggest that arrangements be made for children who are unable to sit quietly through a two-hour program. Please indicate the approximate number of family members/ guests you anticipate attending.
STUDENT INFORMATION: Information about the graduate should be included on the registration form, and will be printed in the evening’s program.
SLIDE SHOW: We will have a short slide show of our graduates during the Graduate Recognition Ceremony. If you would like your graduate to be included, you will need to provide 4-5 pictures with your registration form or submit them digitally to WCA. If you would not like to participate in the slideshow, just your graduate’s name will appear during the slideshow presentation.
ATTIRE: In keeping with the importance of the occasion, attire should be appropriate—preferably slacks, shirts, and ties for young men, and modest dresses for young women. Cap and gowns are required (parents are responsible for acquiring these items). Cap and gowns should be either blue, black, or white. Honor cords and stoles for Student Government, Phi Kappa, and Sr. Beta members will be provided for WCA member graduates. Non-WCA members should purchase honor cords and stoles.
DIPLOMAS: Each family will furnish its own diploma (if desired), and the parents may present it to their graduate during the program. Since there is no state requirement on what constitutes a homeschool diploma, each family is free to issue their own, and WCA does not endorse or validate these documents. Parents will have an opportunity to speak during the diploma presentation, if desired.
PRESENTATIONS: Students will have the opportunity to share a video, play an instrument, sing a song, read a poem, reenact a scene from a play, or present any meaningful gift/talent that was developed during their homeschooled years.
QUESTIONS: Please e-mail with questions or for more information.