Well, we did it! And I do mean we! We made it through 4 years of home high school and 9 years of homeschooling.
We had a celebratory BBQ with Jordan's close family and friends. I was so busy setting up and making sure everything went well that I didn't even get a chance to eat (or take many pictures). We had burgers with all the fixings, potato salad, homemade fruit salad, a veggie tray, chips and dill dip, ice tea and coolers of water and soda. I decorated the cake table with balloons, framed photos of Jordan, and his diploma. I had one of Jordan's friends play music on Pandora from his truck, which gave it a nice atmosphere. It ended with a downpour of beautiful rain and I served cake under the canopy tent.
I had many compliments on Jordan's diploma ~ how real and official it looked. I ordered it from homeschooldiploma.com along with a cap, gown, and tassel to make it "official."
He felt awkward in the cap and gown, so his smile is not as natural. Of course, I think he is handsome and am very proud of him for all of his hard work.
I finished his transcript a few days before he graduated. It is 1 page - front and back. It includes all of his high school courses, credits assigned, and his grades listed by subject. It also includes total credits, his G.P.A., and extra curricular activities. On a 2nd sheet, I included my grading scale. On a 3rd optional sheet is a list of all the books and curricula that we used, if requested.
Jordan will be entering into the Diesel Tech program at Sheridan College this fall.
Congrats, Jordan! So proud of you!
And me, I'm very happy, thankful, and relieved to have graduated my first homeschooled student. [happy sigh]