Welcome to the informational page about the YWA chapter for National Junior Honor Society and National Honor Society. Since our school will be serving grades 6-12, we will offer both NJHS and NHS so all eligible students will have an opportunity to be a member of this time-honored tradition.
Your highest-achieving students aren’t just leaders in the making: They are already respected role models in their learning community. With a National Honor Society (NHS) chapter at your school, you give these students a place where they can hone their leadership skills—and get the recognition they’ve earned.
More Than an Honor Roll
And while NJHS/NHS membership is the true mark of academic achievement, it goes far beyond a report card. All student members must also reflect the program’s respective pillars to be inducted—ideals such as scholarship, service, leadership, and character—and they must continue demonstrating these pillars within their community throughout their membership.
Tools for Their Future
An NHS chapter brings with it exclusive tools and resources for your students that not only help them in their endeavors as NHS members, but leave a lasting impact on them as active citizens with long-term goals. With NHS, you unlock:
Service Mindset and Action. Members get unlimited access to service planning templates and resources, including nearly 10,000 project ideas in the National Student Project Database. This creates a “give back” mindset and weaves continued service into the everyday of a learning community.
College and Career Readiness Webinar Series. Live webinars on the college admission planning process give student members and their parents access to valuable advice directly from admissions experts.
#Futuready Leadership Development. These online modules help NHS students prepare for the future, providing support to build skills such as empathy, critical thinking, and leadership.
NHS Scholarship. Each year, $2 million dollars are awarded to 600 deserving student members, with the national winner taking home $25,000 to help them achieve their higher education dreams.
Badges of Honor. NHS students can receive a digital badge that will boost their college applications, LinkedIn profiles, and more. (more information available at www.nhs.us)
Here is our selection process at Young Women's Academy:
- Students are invited to join NJHS/NHS based on their GPA of 3.5 or above. This does not mean they are automatically accepted in the organization but rather invited to apply for membership.
Students need to demonstration the following requirements to be accepted into NJHS or NHS:
- Demonstrate active participation or involvment in at least two or more extracurricular activities (sports, leadership, and/or community service)
- 15 hours of documented community service (students applying for NHS are required to enter these hours in InnerView)
- Three faculty recommendations
To learn more about our YWA Chapter, please click on the following PowerPoint presentation.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY! To be considered for membership, you need an InnerView account to record your service hours. Verification and service hour approval will be conducted through this site. You can read more about InnerView and its mission at www.innerview.org. To sign up for an InnerView account, please go to my.innerview.org
Download the National Honor Society application (for grades 10-12).
Download the National Junior Honor Society application (for grades 7-9).
Download the NJHS Service Hours Log (for grades 7-9).