In-Person Graduation Planned
REGISTRATION: Homeschooled students who are celebrating a milestone graduation are invited to participate in the Graduate Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 2pm to 4:00pm at Williamsburg Church of Christ, 227 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg, VA. You must register by March 21st or until capacity is reached, whichever is sooner. Please see COVID Protocols for mask policy. Family groups will be seated together to allow for appropriate social distancing.
The graduation program will include reception refreshments to go, music, programs, and pictures. Each graduate will pay a fee: $35 for per family. This payment should accompany the Registration Form.
FAMILY & GUESTS: The Graduate Recognition will be open to graduates and invited guests. Due to COVID limitations, we will have a limited number of guest spots available to graduating families In addition this even will close when our maximum of 50 guests is reached. We are currently restricting each graduate to 5 guests. Please indicate the exact number of family members/ guests you anticipate attending on the registration form. Masks are required to be worn at all times for this indoor celebration.
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.
COVID PROTOCOLS: Masks are required for the duration of this event. All attendees and participants will be socially distanced as required by health mandates. More detailed information will be sent to registered attendees.
QUESTIONS: Please e-mail with questions or for more information.