NEWS Update

Summer 2016


Greetings to All of our ESA Chapters and Members,      

    I want to remind everyone that the test score requirements are set in stone.  This means that you may NOT fudge the scores or allow students with lower scores to join.  Sponsors when admitting students, please adhere to the 90% benchmark on the IOWA and Stanford, the 88 on the new CLT,  the 1800 on the Old SAT, 1200 on the New SAT, PSAT, PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 and 26 on the ACT.   Unfortunately, many wonderful students do not achieve these benchmark scores, but it is not ethical to make exceptions for students if we do not make them for all students.  Younger students must meet the same benchmark scores.

    We are now accepting an 88 on the Classic Learning Test (CLT) which is comparable to the 1200 on the new SAT and the 26 on the ACT test.  The CLT is now being accepted by many Christian Colleges and Universities, including Patrick Henry and Liberty University. We anticipate that many more colleges and universities will accept this new test. It is especially friendly towards homeschoolers as it is NOT Common Core linked.

    Our Omega Chapter now has over 300 members.  We are excited to be able to offer ESA to those who live far away from local chapters. 

     Thanks to all of the chapter sponsors who have mailed in updated information about your chapters.  We appreciate this.

    We are pleased to announce that we now have now chartered over 295 chapters in 44 states and one international chapter in Ethiopia!  Welcome to our newest chapters:

Iota Pi – XChesterfield Christian Academy, Virginia

Kappa Pi – Christian Home Educators of NE Mississippi

Lambda Pi – Land O Lakes, Florida

Nu Pi – Calvary Chapel Old Bridge, New Jersey

Mu Pi – Metro Academic Studies, Atlanta, Georgia

    Sharon Powell sent statements out in January.  If you did not receive yours by the end of January, shoot Sharon an e-mail at: and she will check on your bill.  We rely on your dues to help cover ESA expenses. 


Joanne Juren, National Executive Director


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