Dear Parent and Graduate, As you come to this point in the application process, we rejoice and celebrate with you in your success in homeschooling through high school!
Congratulations! It is truly an honor to host this year’s CAPE-NM Graduation Recognition Ceremony. Join us at Legacy Church, 7201 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM, on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 3:00pm. Seating will be made available for elderly/handicapped. Doors will open at 2:30pm for other family members and the general public. Please do not plan on saving seats.
All graduates must pre-register before March 15, 2021.
Please note: CAPE-NM has made a few changes for the 2021 application process.
• Each family will order their own caps, gowns, etc. from HSLDA.
You can place your order at https://store.hslda.org/graduation-essentials-c19.aspx
• Next, due to the unprecedented decisions that have been made to homeschool beginning this year, CAPE-NM will take exception to the “must have homeschooled for 2 years” rule, for those who have just decided to homeschool, as opposed to “Public/Private schooling at home.” for this year.
• Also, due to COVID-19’s restrictions and the need to cancel the 2020 Graduation Recognition Ceremony, CAPE-NM will allow those 2020 Graduates who wish to participate in a ceremony to join in the 2021 Graduation Recognition Ceremony.
Graduation pricing as follows:
- Registration – $110 (non-member) & $70 (CAPE member)
- Graduation DVD – $15
To give you a better understanding of why CAPE-NM conducts the ceremony the way it is done, below is the CAPE-NM Graduation Recognition Ceremony Statement of Purpose.
Our purpose is to make a public statement that home educators can and should stay the course and finish the race. This ceremony is intended to inspire and encourage homeschool families, their extended family, and friends. CAPE-NM does not endorse any one educational program nor provide validation of individual success. Rather, CAPE-NM provides the opportunity to present hope and promise to the community of Christian home educators. It is CAPE-NM’s intention to let our light so shine before men that they might see our good works and glorify our Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:18).
Because the concept of ceremony suggests a protocol or standard to be followed, requirements and guidelines for participation have been established. Please review them carefully. These have been established only after much prayer and deliberation. They are in no way intended as a means of “judging by appearance,” but rather are an effort to make sure appearance does not distract from what has been accomplished academically. CAPE-NM has attempted to make the standards as inclusive as possible. However, should you find yourself unable or unwilling to comply with the standards, CAPE-NM respects your decision not to participate and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate your graduate and encourage you to find an alternate way to celebrate your family’s achievement.
May this year’s celebration be a memorable one for you and your graduate. In His Service,
The Board of Directors – CAPE-NM