QWhen and how can I join? AEnrollment is open through October 23rd. Application forms for 2019-2020 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.
Q Can my rising 7th grader join? A Yes. We accept rising 7th through 12th grade students.
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 Thursday of each month, September 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 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.
QDoes NWNHSHS offer social opportunities? My student wants to get to know other teens and make friends with similar interests. A We offer supplementary social and enrichment activities throughout the year in addition to the social time at monthly meetings. Activities have included bowling, skating, group trips to Adventure Landing, movie time, and eating out. Social events are generally based on member interests.
QWhat are the requirements to join?
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. Existing members, with the exception of middle school students moving to high school, are not required to re-apply or submit new test scores. In order to join, students must be homeschooled and in grades 7-12. The minimum age is 12 as of October 15 of the given year.
Homeschool Eligibility: Only those students who meet the HSLDA definition of a home schooler are eligible for membership. Please see http://www.etasigmaalpha.com/membership/ for detailed information.
Online testing may be used if given at a testing center or at a private tester's facility. Parents must not have access to the student, computer, or test materials while the test is being administered. Students must not have access to other electronic devices which may connect to the internet, email or texting during testing.
Students must supply proof of ONE of the following grade-level test scores administered after September 1 of the previous year:
PSAT 10: 1200
PSAT 8/9: 1200
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 requires testing in either:
A group setting, or
A setting in which the test is administered by someone other than the parent.
Online testing may be used if given at a testing center or at a private tester's facility.
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.
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.