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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.

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Everyday Pillars of NHS

  • Everyday Scholarship
    is a commitment to learning and growing on an educational path.

  • Everyday Service
    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.

  • Everyday Leadership
    is carrying oneself with dignity and taking ownership and responsibility for one’s own actions and participation.

  • Everyday Character
    is valuing diverse cultures and building relationships that reflect love of self but also concern for others.

Start an NHS chapter at your school by April 30, 2020, and we’ll extend your annual membership through June 30, 2021, at no additional cost.
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  • “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

  • 1

    Research

    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.

  • 2

    Apply

    Mail in the enclosed application or apply online at the URL listed above. The annual fee is $385.

  • 3

    Start

    Once you’re approved, you’ll receive welcome materials and instant access to the NHS Handbook and member-only sections of the NHS website.

FAQ

What will I get when our school becomes affiliated with NHS?

With a new NHS chapter, you will receive a welcome package from the national office that contains a certificate of affiliation. You will also have access to the following resources for administering the NHS recognition program:

  • 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 nhs@nhs.us
  • Access to the NHS Store
  • Principal and adviser monthly communications and targeted training opportunities

We are establishing a new NHS chapter. How do we get started?

Once you are affiliated with NHS, your new adviser will have access to several resources that will help kick-start a new chapter or rejuvenate an existing one. In the Adviser Resource Center, you will find a section for “New Chapters & New Advisers” that includes a sample constitution, an adviser skills checklist, a survival guide, and more. Your adviser will also have access to the Adviser Online Community, where they can connect with new and veteran advisers from across the country.

What are the benefits of NHS for students?

NHS membership is invitation-only. And once inducted, NHS student members are members for life. As members, students have opportunities to expand their leadership and are called to serve as role models in valuing the mindsets and actions related to scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Additionally, students are able to apply for the NHS Scholarship and attend college admission and financial aid planning webinars.

With a National Honor Society (NHS) affiliation, you give your most ambitious students a place to develop their leadership skills and learn how to be an active citizen in their community—setting them up for success that lasts far beyond academia.
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