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