​National Homeschool Honor Society


Eta Sigma Alpha National Homeschool Honor Society was founded in 1999. As of July 2021, the Society has thirteen active local chapters in North Carolina. Additionally, there is a fourteenth non-affiliated/independent honor society in the Indian Trail area. While each chapter has its own flavor and local requirements, the overarching purpose of membership in the honor society chapters is to recognize and encourage scholarship among homeschooled students. To do this, the honor society chapters provide opportunities for leadership, service, and exposure to qualified speakers on a range of topics. Chapters encourage the development of an intellectual climate that will stimulate the exchange of ideas and ideals, foster scholarship, and promote academic excellence.

In general, membership in the chapters is open to 9th-12th grade homeschooled students who have a standardized test score on one of the following tests: (NOTE: Test scores may be no more than one year old and may NOT have been administered by a family member. Once students qualify for membership, they do not need to re-qualify in subsequent years.)

  • Stanford Total Battery: 90%
  • Iowa Composite: 90%
  • Terra Nova 2 (CAT 6) 2nd edition: 90%
  • PSAT: 1200
  • PSAT 10: 1170
  • PSAT 8/9 for a 9th grader: 1090
  • PSAT 8/9 for an 8th grader: 1020
  • SAT: 1200
  • ACT: 26
  • CLT:  88
  • CLT 8: 97
  • CLT 10: 97

North Carolina Chapters

Chapter name: Alpha Delta
Location: Apex/Cary/Holly Springs/Fuquay-Varina
Adult leaders: Pam Passey, Jennifer Brown, Dawn Hogan
Contact info: CapitalAreaNHSHS@gmail.com
Website: https://capitalareanhshs.wixsite.com/capitalareanhshs


Chapter name: Xi Sigma Mu
NOT affiliated with National Honor Society
Location:  Indian Trail area
Adult leaders: Sandra Brady, Janet Westbrook
Contact info: chisigmamuhs@gmail.com
Meetings: 1st Friday of each month
Service Projects: once/month (near 3rd Friday as possible)
Application deadline: August 31


Chapter name: Delta Epsilon
Location: Rowan/Cabarrus counties
Adult leaders: Sarah Shepherd
Contact info: sarahshepherd21@icloud.com


Chapter name: Delta Theta
Location: Piedmont Triad/Forsyth County
Adult leaders: Angela Dierking and Liz Ruiz
Contact info: addierking@hotmail.com
Open Membership Enrollment Period: year round


Chapter name: Eta Zeta
Location: Burlington/Guilford County
Inactive: Contact Eta Sigma National
Honor Society for additional information.


Chapter name: Lambda Iota
Location: Cameron/Moore County
Adult leaders: Christy Whitaker
Contact info: cwhitaker@blessedtimes.com


Chapter name: Pi (Shepherd’s Homeschoolers National Homeschool Honor Society)
Location: The Shepherd’s Church, Cary
Adult leaders: Leslie Biller, Tanya Veres, Jessica Cantrell
Contact info:colonialhshs@yahoo.com
Meeting Frequency: Usually once per month but sometimes twice if there is a special event or service project.
Open Membership Enrollment Period: 6/22/2021-8/6/2021
Website: http://homeschool.colonial.org/programs/enrichment-opportunities/national-honor-society


Chapter name: Psi Omicron
Location: Wake Forest
Adult leaders: Teresa George, Wendy Diard (webmaster)
Contact info:  advisers@wakeforesthonorsociety.com or advisors@wakeforesthonorsociety.com
Meeting Frequency: monthly
Open Membership Enrollment Period: July through late August
Website: www.wakeforesthonorsociety.com


Chapter name: Psi Sigma
Location: Durham/Chapel Hill; Durham/Orange counties
Adult leaders: Stephanie Reeves; Julie Esther
Contact info: sareeves@utexas.edu




Chapter name: Rho Pi
Location: Raleigh
Adult leaders: Ana Maria Fraticelli; Elsy Sostak
Contact info:  amfraticelli@catholicexchange.com
Meeting Frequency: Monthly August-May
Open Membership Enrollment Period: closes July 15
Website: http://www.nhshs.home.blog
Other:  Open to members of ARCH (Association of Roman Catholic Homeschoolers) only. To find out more about ARCH, click http://www.homeschool-life.com/2199/signup


Chapter name: Theta Nu
Location: Raleigh/Johnston, Southern Wake, Eastern Wake & Wilson Counties
Adult leaders: Allison Wall, Cynthia Corli
Contact info: danali2001@bellsouth.net


Chapter name: Xi Zeta
Location:  North Wake County/Wake Forest
Adult leaders: Allison Coates allison@infocanvas.net and Lisa Johnson lisajohnson1@gmail.com
Contact info: northernwakehonorsociety@gmail.com  ; Isaac Kneubuhl, President
Meeting Frequency: monthly, 4th Wednesday, 6:30-8 pm; location varies
Open Membership Enrollment Period: August and September annually
Website: http://www.northernwakehonorsociety.com/
Other: The Northern Wake National Home School Honor Society is open to academically talented junior high and high school home-schoolers of all faiths. Our mission is to encourage the development of young men and women as they undertake paths to college and career. We hope to foster in our society an intellectual climate that will stimulate the exchange of ideas and ideals, encourage  scholarship, and promote community service. We are committed to the values of honesty, good character, and success through effort. We are also a Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award.  Activities include monthly meetings with guest speakers focused on professions and the preparation for those professions, as well as service projects and social outings.  Students are expected to attend a minimum of two-thirds of the total meetings per year and provide a minimum of ten hours of community service. The organization is run by student officers and assisted by adult advisors.


Chapter name: Zeta Epsilon
Location: Charlotte/Harrisburg/Concord
Meeting location:  St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1400 Suther Rd Charlotte NC 28213
Adult leaders: Renee Gosart, Kathleen Lewis
Contact info: zenhscharlotte@gmail.com
Meeting Frequency: 1x per month, usually 1st Friday
Open Membership Enrollment Period: June 1-Sept 1
Website: zenhscharlotte.weebly.com
Other:  2 service projects offered/month; monthly social event


Chapter name: Zeta Rho
Location: Garner
Adult leaders: Jacqueline Walker
Contact info: garnerareahomeschoolers@gmail.com