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Student Profiles

In order to provide the most useful programs and services to our member schools, students are now able to create an online account. As their adviser, you’ll receive a notification email from us containing a list of each student who has created a profile online so you can confirm membership and data accuracy. Learn more »



NJHS Award Program Closing

Have you nominated your top NJHS members for the Outstanding Achievement Award? The deadline for all nominations is February 25. Five hundred NJHS members will receive a $500 college savings plan. Learn more »



Earn National Recognition

The deadline for Rynearson Adviser of the Year nominations is February 15. Nominate a deserving adviser (or yourself!) to be recognized for their commitment to principles of the National Honor Societies. Review the nomination form »



Save on LEAD Chicago Registration

Register now for LEAD Chicago! The early bird registration deadline is February 15, and registration closes on March 21. Learn more »



Upcoming Webinars

Whether your students are in the first steps of college exploration or preparing to make a transition to a university, our spring webinars will help provide guidance. Learn more and register »




Our #Futuready series helps empower students to take the next step—whether setting goals for the end of the school year or planning their first venture as an entrepreneur. Later this month, we will be launching our “Building a Business” #Futuready module. Be on the lookout for more details soon. Learn more »



Preparing younger students for future candidacy

My co-adviser and I took over within the last year and were soon bombarded with several parent complaints regarding the induction process at our school. We induct students in the fall of eighth grade, but the problem seems to be that students (and parents) are caught off guard when eligible students receive their application packets. Parents are claiming that there is no prior "training" or knowledge of what students need to be doing/keeping track of so that they are prepared to complete their application as thoroughly as possible. So, we are looking for suggestions as to how we can reach out to the sixth and seventh graders in our building who are on track to be eligible in eighth grade—how might we prepare them to make the application process run more smoothly for them instead of the process catching them off guard?

Join these conversations going on right now in the Adviser Online Community. Log in here with the same credentials you use for the NHS or NJHS websites. »



There are more than 7,500 project ideas available at your fingertips! Log on now to the National Student Project Database on the NHS and NJHS websites for ideas from other schools and to submit your own successful projects for others to view!


National Student Project Database



Throughout the year, the national office receives questions regarding the eligibility of students who receive accommodations or who have special needs. Students who have received accommodations for their disability—based on their having been identified with one or more physical, emotional, learning, or other disabling conditions—can be considered for membership. If judged by the Faculty Council to meet the selection criteria (scholarship, leadership, service, and character), the students should be selected for membership. (For NJHS, citizenship is added as a fifth criterion.)

Should it be fairly and appropriately judged that the candidate does not meet all the selection criteria, the Faculty Council may consider the candidate for honorary membership. Per Article VIII, Section 3 of the NHS and NJHS Constitutions, honorary membership can be bestowed upon students with disabilities “in recognition of achievement and/or outstanding service rendered to the school in keeping with the purposes of the National Honor Society.” More information is available in both the NHS and NJHS handbooks. Email [email protected] with any questions.




5 Webinar: “Paying for College: Defined
15 2019 Rynearson National Adviser of the Year Award application due
24 NJHS founded in 1929
25 NJHS OAA nominations close


1 NHS founded in 1921
22–24 LEAD Chicago


1 Scholarship winner announcement
16 Webinar: “Getting Started with Your College Search
21–27 National Student Leadership Week



Advise magazine cover


Jenny Ha, a past National Honor Society scholarship recipient, shares how she is making a difference and the advice she has for current students.

Tell us your story! If you’d like to contribute an article to Advise, view the editorial calendar and send your ideas to [email protected].


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