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honor societies

what is an honors society?

An honor society is designed to enable students to show and improve their skills in “Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.”  An honor society recognizes a student’s excellence among their peers and can offer many benefits including scholarships, mentorship opportunities, and chances to gain academic experience.

Below we have highlighted a few honors societies open exclusively to the homeschooling community.

eta sigma alpha
honors society

what is eta sigma alpha?

Eta Sigma Alpha is the first honor society established exclusively for homeschooled students in Grades 9-12. Founded in 1999 by Joanne E. Juren, M.Ed., Executive Director of the Home Education Partnership of Texas Inc., it has grown into a national organization.

As a former public school administrator, Juren contacted the National Honor Society with the intent of forming a homeschool chapter for her sons and others in a local support group in 1997. When told that NHS did not accept homeschool students, Juren decided to start a new honor society for homeschoolers. Over the next two years, the idea for Eta Sigma Alpha was refined and the “Alpha” chapter was started in 1999,  through the Home Education Partnership of Texas Inc. 

mu eta sigma
national math
honors society

what is mu eta sigma?

Mu Eta Sigma is a National Math Honor Society founded to encourage mathematical excellence and scholarship specifically within the homeschool community.

To achieve this purpose Mu Eta Sigma encourages our students to enhance their mathematical skills through community service within their sphere of influence.

the national home school science honor society

what is the nhsshs?

The purpose of the National Home School Science Honor Society is to recognize and encourage scholarship and interest in science among home school students.  To achieve this, NHSSHS provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service. In addition, NHSSHS encourages the development of an intellectual climate that will stimulate the exchange of ideas, foster scholarship, and promote academic excellence in the field of science.  The NHSSHS also advocates homeschooling as a viable and successful educational methodology and acts as a liaison for homeschooling to the general public, colleges/universities, and the media.

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