ETA Honor Society
Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society
Omega Omicron Chapter
Dear Prospective ESA Member,
Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society recognizes and encourages scholarship among home school students and provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service. Membership is open to students in grades 9-12 with a GPA of 3.5 and above. Rising 9th graders may apply in the spring of 8th grade and seniors must be accepted before October 1 of their senior year. You will find further membership guidelines below. Students who have not yet met the standardized test guidelines may apply as provisional members.
Students must submit the application and all required documentation and may apply to be provisional members if waiting for standardized test scores. Dues shall be $20.00 per year.
Once approved students will receive a certificate of membership. To remain active, students must attend quarterly meetings and submit at least 10 hours of community service each school year. Upon graduation, seniors are eligible to order a gold honor cord for graduation from ESA national.
Martha Blanchard – Faculty Sponsor
ESA Membership Guidelines
Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society’s goal is to recognize and encourage scholarship among home school students. To achieve this purpose, Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society shall provide opportunities for the development of leadership and service. Eta Sigma Alpha shall also advocate homeschooling as a viable and successful educational methodology and act as a liaison for homeschooling to the general public, colleges/universities, and the media.
1- Minimum of 3.5 grade point average based on a 4.0 scale in the subjects of Math, Science, History, English and Foreign Language only. The GPA may include the parent transcript, early admission college courses, co-op or support group home school class grades, or similar coursework supervised/directed by the home schooling parent or traditional school.
2- A test score of ONE of the following: 1200 (SAT) or 26 (ACT) or 1200 (PSAT) or a 90% composite score on the lowa or 90% on the total battery on the Stanford nationally-normed standardized achievement tests. Super scores are not accepted. Test scores should not be more than one year old. Provisional members will be accepted if the GPA requirement is met but the student has not yet met the test scores needed.
No parent administered tests will be accepted. Requirements for PSAT 10, PSAT 8/9, CLT, Pre-ACT, and Terra Nova 2 provided upon request. 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.
3- Essay written by the student consisting of at least three paragraphs expressing their faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
4- Two letters of recommendation from 1.) a pastor and 2.) another adult not related to the student (e.g. Scout leader, youth leader, co op teacher, etc.) giving an indication of the applicant’s character, leadership, service or scholarship. The student should provide a stamped and addressed envelope to the individuals from whom s/he is requesting a letter of recommendation. This sealed letter will be addressed to the club sponsor and should be mailed by the individual writing the letter.
5- Currently home schooling in Georgia and meet the HSLDA definition of a home schooler and in grades 9 – 12. Students may apply at the end of their 8th grade year. A copy of the Georgia Declaration of Intent Letter must be included with application as proof of home school status. High school seniors’ applications must be completed before October 1st of their senior year
6- An annual fee of $20.00 per student is required with the application. This fee is due at the time of enrollment and is refundable only if the application is not accepted.
Application form, transcript, scores, essay, Declaration of Intent, and fee should be sent to the chapter sponsor. When the letters of recommendation are received, it will all be reviewed by the admission committee and the student will be contacted. If waiting on a test score requirement, student should submit all the other requirements until the score becomes available in order to be eligible for provisional membership.
- Attend quarterly chapter meetings
- Have opportunities for community service by contributing at least 10 hours of service per year.
- Act as a liaison for ESA to let others know about our organization.
- Uphold the ideals of leadership and familiarize themselves with Robert’s Rules of Order for conducting a formal meeting
- Maintain high scholastic and social standards.
- Act in a manner always becoming to a Christian by conducting their daily activities with integrity and personal responsibility.