Build a positive school culture with the National Honor Society.
Scholarship, service, leadership, and character—the four everyday pillars that power the National Honor Society (NHS). While NHS is known for honoring student achievement, these four cornerstones work to permeate each and every student in your school, ultimately promoting a positive culture that affects your entire learning community.Join NHS Today
Everyday Pillars of NHS
is a commitment to learning and growing on an educational path.
is seeking out and engaging in meaningful service, not simply doing acts of service to fulfill a school, district, or program requirement, or to collect hours.
is carrying oneself with dignity and taking ownership and responsibility for one’s own actions and participation.
is valuing diverse cultures and building relationships that reflect love of self but also concern for others.
NHS is a wonderful organization because it addresses the student as an entire person who is successful in academics but also serves the community and represents the community with strong leadership and excellent character.
NHS is such a wonderful organization. My students strive to be better people because of this organization and its four pillars. Thank you.
For a small school, my students are really going above and beyond to engage with our community and help out, especially because there are many below the poverty line in our community.
Three Steps to Join
Explore nhs.us to learn more about what is expected of an NHS chapter, and start to consider which faculty member will become he chapter adviser.
Mail in the enclosed application or apply online at the URL listed above. The annual fee is $385.
Once you’re approved, you’ll receive welcome materials and instant access to the NHS Handbook and member-only sections of the NHS website.
What will I get when our school becomes affiliated with NHS?
- Adviser Resource Center with step-by-step guidelines, templates for bylaws and communications, handbooks, and comprehensive policy guidance
- National Customer Care Center and Programs and Services Team, available 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (ET) at 703-860-0200 and email@example.com
- Access to the NHS Store
- Principal and adviser monthly communications and targeted training opportunities