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NSHSS: An honor society that welcomes homeschool students of excellence

Homeschool students are not eligible to join the National Honor Society due to the criteria established by the organization. However, there are two similar groups that welcome homeschoolers.

Eta Sigma Alpha is an honor society started by homeschoolers for homeschoolers. Arizona has two chapters, one in Lake Havasu City and one in Phoenix. The Omicron Beta Chapter in Maricopa County has over 30 students who gather monthly for service projects and educational speakers. Qualifying students will have a composite score of 90th percentile or higher on a standardized test such as the Iowa or Stanford, or predetermined scores for the PSAT, SAT or ACT. This article gives a detailed description of the organization and the membership process.

National Society for High School Scholars (NSHSS) is open to all 9th-12th graders who have a 3.5 cumulative GPA for the high school years, or designated college entrance test scores. Potential members must be nominated by high school teachers or counselors, and homeschool students need a nomination from an approved educator who can verify their documents.

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