What is the FWAHS Commencement?


The 2020 FWAHS Commencement informational meeting will be Tuesday,
November 19th, 2019, in meeting room A of the Allen County Public
Library, Main Branch, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 at 7 PM.
All those graduates planning on participating should attend with at least
one parent or guardian. This will be the only meeting for the commencement.


The date for the Fort Wayne Area Home Schools 2020 Commencement Ceremony
is scheduled for Saturday, June 6th with rehearsal the evening prior. Fort Wayne Area Home Schools (FWAHS) provides a formal commencement ceremony and cookie reception for local
home educated high school graduates. There is no residency requirement; you may live in a different city, state or country.


In an effort to help offset increasing costs, there is a fee of $40 per graduate.
Other than an optional DVD of the ceremony and purchasing your own cap
and gown, there are no other costs to participate. The fee will be due on
March 15, 2020 along with the other specified requirements for participation.


  • Graduate families need to be Homemade News subscribers.

  • The graduate needs to have been homeschooled, at least, his entire senior year. Homeschooling is defined as 50% of the student’s education completed in the home by an individual with a legal relationship to the student. An exception would be allowed for those students enrolled in an institution where they are receiving dual credits.

  • Graduates and both parents/guardians are required to attend the Friday evening dress rehearsal and the post graduation reception.

  • Responsibilities of graduating families include: a biography for the program, 
    graduate pictures for a multimedia presentation, a diploma, a senior table display, a commercial unaltered matching cap and gown (with tassel), and three dozen homemade cookies for the reception. ( Specific details of the above will be given at the informational meeting.)

  • Graduates MUST meet the stated deadline of March 15, 2020, for submission of all necessary requirements and information. IF you miss this deadline and still wish to participate in the FWAHS commencement, there will be a $100 late charge payable upon delivery of the completed and required submissions up until April 1, 2020. 

Questions can be directed to Doug and Heather Kemerly
at, or 260-415-2210.



















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