2019 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. Admission is free for friends, family, and the homeschool community to attend.

The 27th annual AFHE Senior High Graduate Recognition Ceremony will be held

Friday, May 24, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Dream City Church
13613 N. Cave Creek Road
Phoenix, AZ 85022

Sanctuary doors open at 6:00 PM

Info for Friends, Family, and Homeschool Community

Family, Friends, and the Homeschool Community

We invite friends and family of the 2019 graduates and the homeschool community to join us for the AFHE Graduation Ceremony. 

Please encourage your guests to arrive early enough to park and get seated before the ceremony begins at 7:00 pm. 

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, 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.

VOLUNTEER INTEREST FORM

Please fill out this brief form to help us get to know you and your interest in volunteering at this year’s AFHE Graduation Ceremony. Our volunteer coordinator will follow up with you to get you scheduled. Thank you!

SAVE THE DATE!

2020 AFHE Graduation
Friday, May 22, 2020

Registration opens in November for 2020 participating graduates.

AFHE Graduate Recognition Ceremony for Arizona Homeschool Students

Senior High Graduation

Registration for the 2019 AFHE Graduation Ceremony is now closed. No additional registrations can be accepted at this time.

We invite friends, family, and the homeschool community to attend to watch the ceremony and celebrate this special milestone with this year’s graduates. Free of charge for family and friends to attend. No tickets required. 

Family, Friends, and the Homeschool Community

We invite friends and family of the 2019 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. 

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, 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.

Junior High Graduation Discontinued

Please note that the AFHE Junior High Graduation Ceremony has been discontinued. After hosting this beautiful celebration for more than 20 years, we made this hard decision due to dwindling graduate participation along with other key factors. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Honorable Kimberly Yee, Treasurer of Arizona

The Honorable Kimberly Yee serves as the 36th Treasurer of Arizona. As Arizona’s chief banking and investment officer, she safeguards approximately $15 billion in assets and stewards the cash management of Arizona’s $40 billion state budget and related payments to state agencies, local governments, and public schools. As Treasurer, she also serves as the Chairman of the State Board of Investment and the State Loan Commission and is a member of the State Land Selection Board. 

Treasurer Yee is the first Asian American elected to a statewide office in Arizona’s history. She is also the first Chinese American Republican woman to win a major statewide office in United States history. With eight years of experience in the Arizona Legislature, as well as four years working for the Arizona State Treasurer’s Office, Treasurer Yee brings a unique perspective to this important financial leadership role for Arizona. 

Treasurer Yee is a long-time friend to the Arizona homeschool community and supporter of homeschooling in our state. We are honored to have her give the commencement address at the 2019 AFHE Senior High Graduation Ceremony. 

Read her full bio below.  

KIMBERLY YEE - LONGER BIO

The Honorable Kimberly Yee serves as the 36th Treasurer of Arizona.  As Arizona’s chief banking and investment officer, she safeguards approximately $15 billion in assets and stewards the cash management of Arizona’s $40 billion state budget and related payments to state agencies, local governments and public schools.  As Treasurer, she also serves as the Chairman of the State Board of Investment and the State Loan Commission and is a member of the State Land Selection Board. 

Treasurer Yee is the first Asian American elected to a statewide office in Arizona’s history.  She is also the first Chinese American Republican woman to win a major statewide office in United States history.  With eight years of experience in the Arizona Legislature, as well as four years working for the Arizona State Treasurer’s Office, Treasurer Yee brings a unique perspective to this important financial leadership role for Arizona. 

Treasurer Yee was first elected to the Arizona Legislature in 2010 and served as the Senate Majority Leader.  Kimberly Yee was the second woman elected as Senate Majority Leader in Arizona’s history, following U.S. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she served the position in 1973, forty-four years earlier.   

Born and raised in Arizona, Kimberly Yee is a graduate of Pepperdine University where she earned two B.A. degrees in English and Political Science. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University where she received the honored Scholar-Citizen Award.

Treasurer Yee is a member of the National Association of State Treasurers Financial Education and Empowerment Committee.   A longtime advocate of financial literacy, she passed laws during her legislative tenure to require the state’s academic standards to include financial education benchmarks in grades K-12 and developed a state seal on high school diplomas earned by students who master proficiency in personal finance. 

Prior to elected office, Kimberly Yee served a career in public service in federal, state and local government.  She served as Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, as a Policy Analyst for Governor Pete Wilson and on the executive team of Arizona State Treasurer Dean Martin, where she promoted fiscal conservative principles to protect taxpayers.  She also served as a senior research analyst for the Arizona Senate Committee on Education.  She previously provided administrative services for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. At the federal level, she worked for the United States Department of Justice in the Fraud Section, Criminal Division in Washington, D.C.

In 2016, then Senator Kimberly Yee was a featured, on stage speaker during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.  In 2014, she was nationally recognized as a “Rising Star” by the Republican National Committee.  She was previously named one of the nation’s “25 Most Influential Women in State Politics” by Congressional Quarterly’s Roll Call, the leading media organization covering Congress.  Kimberly Yee was one of 25 national women leaders selected to participate in the 2018 Women in Government Program.  Senator Yee has been recognized as Legislator of the Year by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  She was recently featured to represent the State of Arizona in Lifetime Television Network’s series “Her America: 50 Women, 50 States” which profiled one woman from every state.

2019 AFHE Graduation DVD

ORDER DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, MAY 29

Order your copy of the 2019 AFHE Graduation ceremony for just $15 (includes shipping to US addresses). DVDs will be mailed out approximately 3 weeks after the ceremony. This professional-quality DVD is recorded for us by the outstanding AV team at Dream City Church with their state-of-the-art video equipment and expertise. Approximately 2 hours in length.

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