National honor society

The Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society was formed in 1999 to recognize and encourage scholarship among homeschool students. PEP is connected to the National Home School Honor Society through the Lambda Eta chapter in Cincinnati, OH. The benefits of membership include:

  • Recognition of academic achievement
  • Membership in a nationally recognized honor society
  • Opportunity to graduate with honors
  • Looks great on a college application!

This opportunity is available for 9th to 12th grade PEP scholars (at least one level of the Core Curriculum must be completed). Each PEP Site Administrator has brochures detailing ongoing membership requirements. Applications may be submitted at the end of the student's freshman year through December 1st of the student's senior year. To apply, please complete the Membership Application attached below and provide the following items:

  • Standardized test scores from one of the following: Iowa (ITBS) (90% composite score or higher), PSAT(1200+), SAT 8/9 (1200+), SAT 10 (1200+), Old SAT (1800+), New SAT (March 2016) (1200+), or ACT (26+). Test scores should not be more than one year old. (NOTE: The NHS does not accept any scores taken from online tests or tests administered by parents.)  
  • 10-20 volunteer service hours with description of work performed
  • Transcript with GPA listed (GPA of 3.5/4.0)
  • The names of two PEP tutors who will serve as a reference for recommendation
  • Check payable to Providence Extension Program for $10 application fee

New to PEP? Students must attend PEP for at least one academic year and complete a year of Core Curriculum before applying. Students may apply at the end of their first PEP year, at which time the membership can be retroactive as long as all other requirements have been met. If your student was previously admitted to the National Homeschool Honor Society, they do not have to re-test. They must simply maintain the academic standards and fulfill member requirements.

Completed applications and application fee should be mailed to:

c/o National Home School Honor Society
P.O. Box 452
Mason, OH 45040

If you have questions, please email Connie Hust, Lambda Eta Sponsor, or visit The National Home School Honor Society‚Äôs website.

2017-18 NHS Membership Application