2020 AFHE Graduation Ceremony
Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for a very special evening honoring Arizona homeschooled students graduating from senior high in a formal, reverent, cap and gown ceremony.
The 28th annual AFHE Senior High Graduate Recognition Ceremony will be held
Friday, May 22, 2020
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Dream City Church
13613 N. Cave Creek Road
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Sanctuary doors open at 6:00 PM
A special thank you to our 2020 AFHE Graduation Sponsor, Grand Canyon University. Without the support of amazing sponsors like GCU, events like these just wouldn’t be possible.
2020 Senior High Graduation
Registration for the 2020 AFHE Graduation Ceremony closed February 28.
No additional registrations can be accepted at this time.
Family, Friends, and the Homeschool Community
We invite friends and family of the 2020 graduates and the homeschool community to join us for the AFHE Graduation Ceremony.
Arrive early – Doors open at 6:00 pm
Please encourage your guests to arrive early enough to park and get seated before the ceremony begins at 7:00 pm.
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, helium balloons, or confetti permitted inside the building
Do not use air horns or other noise makers out of consideration for those seated around you. Helium balloons are not permitted inside the building. In addition, confetti is prohibited.
Bring a 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.
2020 AFHE Graduation Sponsorship Opportunities
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020
Colleges, homeschool curriculum publishers, and other homeschool-related businesses are invited to take advantage of this special opportunity to expand your reach and connect with Arizona homeschool graduates, their families and friends, and the homeschool community through one of our sponsorship opportunities.
Michael P. Farris
Michael P. Farris is president, CEO, and general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom. As the second CEO of ADF, he brings to the role a diverse background as an effective litigator, educator, public advocate, and communicator, and is widely recognized for his successful work on both the national and international stage.
Farris was founding president of both the Home School Legal Defense Association (1983) and Patrick Henry College (2000) and continues to serve as chairman of the board of HSLDA and chancellor emeritus of PHC.
He graduated from Western Washington State College magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science, followed by a Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University (with honors). He also earned an LL.M. in public international law (with honors) from the University of London.
Farris has specialized in constitutional appellate litigation. In that capacity, he has argued before the appellate courts of 13 states, eight federal circuit courts of appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court, where in 2018 he successfully argued NIFLA v. Becerra, resulting in a free speech victory for California’s pro-life pregnancy centers.
Farris has testified many times before both the House and Senate. He was an executive committee member of the Coalition for the Free Exercise of Religion that successfully lobbied Congress for the passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. He also has substantial experience in international religious freedom advocacy.
Mike is the author of over 15 books, as well as law review and other scholarly and popular articles. He and his wife, Vickie, have 10 children and 23 grandchildren.