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Graduation Information

Welcome Graduating Class!

WEST is thrilled to offer an opportunity for homeschool graduates to celebrate their educational accomplishments with a high school graduation ceremony at WEST. The commencement ceremony is a beautiful reflection of the students graduating. 


Any homeschool student may take part in the WEST sponsored graduation ceremony.

WEST acknowledges this milestone by assisting parents and students with planning meetings, caps/gowns, securing a graduation venue, music, guiding the ceremony planning and budget, various speeches and timeline. 

After registration, a detailed information packet will be emailed just prior to the first graduation planning meeting.

Families share in the cost of commencement, planning, preparation, and presentation.

Register online HERE beginning October 1. 

  • Cost of Graduation Ceremony: 
    • $165 through January 1
      • An $80 non-refundable deposit is required upon registering. 
      • The remaining balance is due no later than January 15 of graduation year
    • $180 after January 1
    • Require payment of $180 after January 1
    • After February 5 of graduation year, require permission by WEST Executive Director [email protected]
  • No refunds after January 31

Upon registration, meetings will be scheduled once a month, January through May, for one parent and the graduate/s.

Questions? Contact the WEST Executive Director at [email protected] / 763-227-6700

Participation in the commencement ceremony in no way implies that WEST has endorsed or approved the course of study of the graduating student. Graduates of nonpublic schools in Minnesota (which include homeschools) are not required to take any of the state-mandated tests that are required for public school commencement.