2017 AFHE Graduation Ceremony

Mark your calendars and join us for a very special evening honoring Arizona homeschooled students graduating from senior high in a formal, reverent, cap and gown ceremony. Junior high graduates will be honored in this ceremony as they celebrate the special milestone of graduating from junior high to high school. Admission is free for friends, family, and the homeschool community to attend.

The 25th annual AFHE Graduate Recognition Ceremony will be held

Friday, May 26, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Dream City Church
13613 N. Cave Creek Road
Phoenix, AZ 85022

Info for Friends, Family, and Homeschool Community

We invite friends and family of the 2017 graduates and the homeschool community to join us for the AFHE Graduate Recognition Ceremony.

Admission is free and tickets are not required. Please plan ahead for travel times and parking so that you are seated by 7:00 PM. Sanctuary doors open at 6:00 PM and the ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00. There will be plenty of seating for families and guests.

Minimize noise

Parents, please remember to be considerate of those seated around you and for video quality purposes. If small children become fussy or noisy, please take them to the foyer.

No air horns or helium balloons

We request that air horns not be used during the ceremony out of consideration for those seated around you. Also, please note that Dream City Church does not permit helium balloons in the building.

Bring a jacket/sweater and water

You might wish to bring a sweater or jacket as the church can be chilly at times. You may also wish to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

2017 AFHE Commencement Ceremony for Arizona Homeschool Graduates

Congratulations to the homeschooled students graduating from senior high and junior high this year!

Historically, AFHE has hosted a separate junior high graduate recognition ceremony during the AFHE Convention weekend in July. Read our blog post about the special ceremony planned for 2017, which will include both senior high and junior high graduates.

Graduate families, click on the appropriate icon below for SENIOR HIGH and JUNIOR HIGH links below for instructions.

Registration for this year’s ceremony for participating graduates is closed and no additional graduates can be included at this time.

2017 AFHE Graduation Commencement Speaker - Matthew du Mee

2017 Commencement Speaker
Matthew du Mee

Matthew du Mee is a former AFHE graduate who attended Patrick Henry College, where he graduated summa cum laude, and more importantly, met his wife Christy (also a homeschool graduate). He later attended Harvard Law School, where he earned a spot on the Harvard Law Review and graduated with honors.  

After law school, Matthew clerked for the Arizona Supreme Court, worked for a local law firm, and now serves as the Unit Chief for the Consumer Fraud Litigation Unit under Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Matthew and Christy currently homeschool their two children.

Instructions for Graduates