National Homeschool Honor Society
Eta Sigma Alpha Chapter
Eta Sigma Alpha is the first honor society established exclusively for homeschooled students in Grades 9-12. Founded in 1999 by Joanne E. Juren, M.Ed., Executive Director of the Home Education Partnership of Texas Inc., it has grown into a national organization.
As a former public school administrator, Juren contacted the National Honor Society with the intent of forming a homeschool chapter for her sons and others in a local support group in 1997. When told that NHS did not accept homeschool students, Juren decided to start a new honor society for homeschoolers. Over the next two years, the idea for Eta Sigma Alpha was refined and the “Alpha” chapter was started in 1999, through the Home Education Partnership of Texas Inc. Barbara Gorman served as the first lead sponsor along with Joanne Juren and Terry Arnold as co-sponsors.
Green Country National Homeschool Honor Society
Phi Sigma Chapter
The Green Country National Homeschool Honor Society is the Phi Sigma chapter of the Eta Sigma Alpha National Homeschool Honor Society. This local chapter was chartered in February 2021 and is entering its first year. The Green Country National Homeschool Honor Society welcomes 9th through 12th grade students who have demonstrated high academic performance. Together we strive to create an enthusiasm for a scholarship, render meaningful community service, encourage and develop leadership, and foster character and integrity.