Come celebrate in style with us!
AliYah Academy has a traditional cap and gown commencement ceremony at the Grande Event Center in Knoxville, open to all homeschoolers! You must be a member of AliYah Academy or a chapter of THEA to participate. If you are not an AliYah Academy graduate you can find your THEA chapter here to join and then register for the ceremony with us.
June 23, 2022
Professional Photographer to capture the event
Slideshow of Graduates
Student Speaker (auditions)
Student Entertainment (auditions)
Pre-event Fellowship in May
In an elegant setting, the Grande Event Center, Dogwood Ballroom
This beautiful event will be a momentous occasion for your family.
We hope you will join us.
Thursday, June 23, 2022
at The Grande Event Center
Rehearsal and student board set up at 4:30pm
Ceremony at 6:30 with fellowship, photography and hors D'oeuvres until 9pm
Pre-event fellowship on May 16, 2022, 4-7pm at Trinity Community Church in Knoxville.
The Pre-event is an opportunity to audition for student speaker or student talent to showcase at the graduation. We strongly encourage all graduates to come for fellowship and refreshments. This is a chance for the students to meet their fellow graduates and get any important last-minute information.
You are responsible for:
Your umbrella school should provide a padded diploma cover, or you can order one as a combo with your cap and gown
3-5 student pictures for a slideshow that will be played during the ceremony and given to the students as a memento.
A short 3-4 sentence bio of the student highlighting achievements, hobbies, interests, passions, future goals, or whatever stands out about your student. Usually written by the parent. These will be read as your child crosses the stage.
Business/dress attire should be worn under the gown with black dress shoes.
Create a student board if desired to highlight any achievements, hobbies, or interests to be displayed in the entrance lobby at graduation
**A link to purchase your Shiny, Royal Blue cap and gown is provided here. You will need to pick the color Royal Blue. The tassel color is your choice. These need to be ordered right away to allow plenty of time to ship.
If you have one from a previous graduate, you may use it only if it is Shiny, Royal Blue for the uniformity of the event.
Diplomas and covers should be provided by your umbrella school or parent. AliYah Academy graduates will receive their diploma and padded blue cover before the event. (This was included with your Senior membership) If your umbrella school does not provide a padded diploma cover, or you do not have an umbrella school, you can purchase one with your cap and gown using this combo link.
You can check out the Grande Event center here. We will be in the Dogwood Grande Ballroom
Space is limited, we will allow as many guests as possible based on the size of the graduating class. TBA
*No refunds after May 16th
**masks will not be required