QWho is NWNHSHS? A Northern Wake National Home School Honor Society (NWNHSHS) is a group of academically talented junior high and high schools home-schoolers interested in promoting the values of good character, hard work, self-discipline, and compassion while fostering scholarship and encouraging intellectual and academic excellence. We are open to people of all faiths. We meet primarily to learn about college and career options beyond high school, and to contribute to our community. And we have fun, too!
Q Can my rising 7th grader join? A Yes. We accept rising 7th through 12th grade students who meet the academic testing requirements.
QHow much does it cost? A Membership costs $30 for the first student and $20 for siblings.
QWhen are the meetings? How many do I need to attend to meet the requirements for completion? A The meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, August through May, and will be announced on this website and to members via email. Inductions take place in September and an end-of-year ceremony takes place at our final meeting in May.
According to our bylaws, each student must attend 6 of the monthly meetings, or two-thirds of the total meetings, per year.
QDo seniors graduate with honors? Do they receive gold honor cords? A Yes, seniors will graduate with honors and receive a gold honor cord at no additional cost. Cords will be distributed early to be included in senior photos, but must be returned for presentation at the year end ceremony.
QWhat do we do?
A At most meetings, we listen to speakers from the community. Speakers are chosen from a variety of careers, usually based on the interests of the honor society members. Speakers describe their field, the path to their field, their schooling experiences, the work they do. Members are encouraged to ask questions and learn about different professions.
We also have meetings to work on service projects together or have fun.
QWhat about service projects? Do I need to participate in projects organized by this group? A According to our bylaws, you need 10 hours of service for the year. If you perform service projects outside this group, you will have to fill out a form signed by your parent/guardian as proof of your service. We will endeavor to provide opportunities to reach 10 hours within the program.
QDoes NWNHSHS offer social opportunities? My student wants to get to know other teens and make friends with similar interests. A The monthly meetings provide a great change to get to know each other. In addition, we typically have activities based around volunteering, social events around the Christmas holidays, and an end of year event.
QWhat are the requirements to join the honor society?
A The Northern Wake National Home School Honor Society welcomes applications from new and returning members. We are a chapter of the Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society.
New applicants must apply for membership. In order to join, students must be homeschooled and in grades 7-12 and meet the academic testing requirements. Students must also pay the chapter dues each year.
Homeschool Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in a registered homeschool in the state of North Carolina.
Score Requirements: Students must supply proof of meeting or exceeding one of the following grade-level test scores taken within one year prior to application to NWNHSHS:
PSAT 10: 1170
PSAT 8/9: 1090 for 9th; 1020 for 8th
CLT 10 or CLT 8: 97
Iowa Test of Basic Skills: 90% composite
Stanford: 90% total battery
Terra Nova 2 (CAT 6) second edition: 90% total score
*Test score must come from one test. Combining section scores ("Super scoring") is not accepted.
Please note that the national organization has additional testing requirements. Please see their website for details. For Returning Members: Returning members are not required to re-apply for membership or submit new test scores unless moving from middle school to high school if their original scores would not have qualified them as high schoolers.
Code of Conduct:
Members are expected to:
Attend a minimum of 6 monthly meetings (or two-thirds of the total meetings) over the course of each year.
Complete a minimum of 10 service hours.
Be respectful and attentive to guest speakers.
Be on time for scheduled events.
Be respectful of fellow students and parents.
Dress in a manner appropriate for honor society activities.
Remain in the area designated for honor society activities.
On completion of the year, all members who meet attendance and service time requirements will be presented with a Certificate of Completion.
QWhen and how can I join? A Enrollment is open through September 30, 2021. Application forms for 2021-2022 are posted on the Application page of this website. New members can submit their completed forms via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring them to the the annual information meeting in August or the first monthly meeting in September. Members must join before the monthly meeting in October, including paying annual dues.
QWhat if I have more questions? A Email us at email@example.com. Thanks!