The picture represents each graduate, excited to graduate,
so they can step out on the path the Lord has planned for them.
Their ultimate goal is love, as the banner over them represents;
to love God and to love their neighbor as themselves, for God so loved them.
The rays represent God's glory and sovereignty over all creation.
May every individual find God's love and salvation reigning over them.


Will you have a homeschool high school

graduate this school year?


And, do you live on the

west side of Metro-Detroit?


If so,

you might want to find out more about





Metro-Detroit West

Annual Commencement Exercises


June 7, 2014

Ward Church, Northville, MI


Ceremony, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Reception, 4:00 to 5:00 pmCCCeremony C

Click for a map to the church and a diagram of the church with room locations


 CHEM's Vision and Purpose for the Graduation Ceremonies   

The purpose of coming together for these graduation ceremonies is
for thanksgiving and celebration! 

It is a time to publicly thank the Lord for the privilege He has granted us to home educate our children and to thank Him for the mercy and grace He has poured out on us to accomplish this incredible task. 

It is a time to honor our children for the sacrifices they have made to take a different path in pursuing their education and applaud them for their dedication in
reaching this goal. 

It is a time for parents to confirm and bless their children as they take their next step into adulthood. 

It is a time of honoring the parents and celebrating the fruits of their labor. 

It is a time for the graduates to honor and thank their parents for their unselfish sacrifice on their behalf. 

It is a time of encouragement to the home school community as they share in the hope and joy of this special occasion. 

It is a time of ministry to our families and friends as we give testimony of the saving grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

It is a time of great rejoicing!


Registration for 2014 opens October 29, 2013
It stays open until April 29, 2014 or we reach 40 Graduates, whichever comes first.
Come mid-February registration opens to non-Westside families, if we still have room. 



Interested in Participating?   

  Click here for

all the "2014" Graduation Information 


Click here to read what

Others Have Said…




What’s Next?



October – Fall Information Meeting, Tuesday, October 29, 2013

at Ward Church, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Room A113


January – Instructions will be available for placing your

Cap, Gown, Tassel, Diploma, and (optional) Announcement Orders


March – Instructions will be available

for Graduates to send in their Program Information and

for Parents to send in the Ceremony Reflection Pictures

for Families registering between March 1, 2014 and April 29, 2014


April – Spring Information Meeting, Tuesday, April 29, 2014

at Ward Church, 7:00 to 9:30 pm, Room A113 C307/309


June – Rehearsal, Friday, June 6, 2014

Mandatory for Graduate and both Parents

at Ward Church, 7:00 to 9:30 pm




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We (will) have a

New Graduates Chem Facebook

for the graduates and their parents 

planning to participate in the

2014 CHEM Graduation

and a

Past Graduates Chem Facebook

for all CHEM Graduates who have participated

in a prior year's ceremony


Contact Mrs. Kathy Holcomb, Extra Activities Manager