National Student Council & National Honor Society
National Student Council (NatStuCo)
Since 1931, the goal of the National Student Council (NatStuCo) has been to help all student councils become more effective organizations. NatStuCo represents middle level and high school councils nationwide. It seeks to provide a valuable leadership partnership between students and their school. It creates an opportunity for students to become effective leaders, thus encouraging and influencing a positive school climate. NatStuCo is a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
National Student Council is About:
- Leadership—Supporting the development of student and adviser leadership skills and knowledge
- Service—Helping build a climate of caring and tolerance through volunteerism and service to others
- Student Voice—Promoting student council as the voice of the student body and giving every student an opportunity to be heard
- Engagement—Encouraging students to become involved in school and community leadership and decision making
Student Council promotes and provides leadership development opportunities to prepare and empower student leaders to serve their schools and communities. We believe…
- Empowered students are vehicles for positive change in their school and community.
- Student leaders have the responsibility to be positive role models.
- Student councils play a vital role in preserving the knowledge of and practice in the democratic process.
- Leadership training programs are essential to allow developing leaders to achieve their full potential.
- Involvement in state and national programs enhances the local school’s leadership development program.
- Student council programs are stronger when all students are encouraged to participate.
Empowered and Involved!
Student Council applications are now available! Get involved with leadership, service, and outings; bringing our high school community together! Please fill out this application for 2022-23.
National Honor Society (NHS)
The National Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities.
Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service. Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.
Sage Oak students in grades 10th – 12th are invited by their Educational Advisors to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of academics (unweighted 3.0 GPA or higher), leadership, service, and character.
As an NHS member, you can get ready for whatever comes your way after high school. Think of it as making yourself #futuready. To help prepare you for your college journey and your career, you’ll have exclusive access to robust tools and resources:
- College admission and financial aid planning options, including webinars, virtual events, and an NHS-customized scholarship search tool
- Service projects, both by the chapter and individual, allow you to build teamwork capabilities, hone project management aptitude, and make friends—all valuable life skills
- Help with financing college education through the prestigious NHS Scholarship program, which—since its establishment in 1946—has awarded more than 16,000 scholarships totaling more than $13 million to seniors who best reflect the values of NHS
- Leadership development, motivation, and inspiration gained through your own chapter’s work as well as three LEAD Conferences and NHS State Summits held in select locations annually