The class of 2012
Join us as homeschool graduates from around the state acknowledge the culmination of twelve years of diligent training and commence into the world "to make a difference".
2012 MACHE Commencement Ceremony
May 19, 2012, 1 o'clock in the afternoon
Fourth Baptist Church, Plymouth, Minnesota
If your student would like to participate in the 2012 MÂCHÉ-sponsored Commencement Ceremony, we will be happy to send you a commencement information packet. The packet will explain in more detail everything involved in sharing in this exciting event - meetings, fees, caps and gowns, volunteer projects, class motto, and more. The first planning meeting with parents and graduates will be at the end of January. We hope you will join us!
The John and Lynne Cooke Scholarship
The John and Lynne Cooke Scholarship is awarded annually to two home-educated individuals participating in the commencement who demonstrate “the spirit of selfless service and ministry to the community and the body of Christ as exemplified by John and Lynne Cooke.” The two $500 scholarships can be used for purposes such as post- secondary schooling, missionary work, apprenticeship opportunities, or getting started in a career. The recipients of these scholarships will be chosen by John and Lynne Cooke through an anonymous selection process and are awarded at the annual MÂCHÉ commencement ceremony. Application for the scholarships is optional.
The MÂCHÉ-sponsored Commencement, which relies on parents’ and students' involvement, includes a formal ceremony with caps and gowns, graduate speeches, and musical presentations performed by the graduates. MÂCHÉ facilitates the commencement by securing a location, furnishing caps and gowns, making arrangements for reception activities, ‘off-setting’ part of the expenses, scheduling monthly planning meetings, and guiding graduates and their parents in planning the ceremony. Families share in the cost of the commencement and commit to attending the three monthly planning meetings.
Participation in the commencement ceremony in no way implies that MÂCHÉ has endorsed or approved the course of study of the graduating student. MÂCHÉ commencement participants are required to have been homeschooled for at least the last two consecutive years and to be MÂCHÉ members. 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.
If you would like further information about the MÂCHÉ commencement ceremony, please contact the MÂCHÉ Commencement Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, 763- 717-9070 (Toll Free: 1-866-717-9070), or MÂCHÉ, P.O. Box 32308, Fridley, MN, 55432. Be sure to include the following information: student’s name, parents’ names, address, telephone number, and a working email address.