Make visual arts more visible in your school!
Creative thinking is the core of 21st century learning and, as a visual arts educator, you are a chief creative officer in your school. Sponsoring a chapter of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) or National Junior Art Honor Society (NJAHS) magnifies the innovation, skills, and scholarship that your art program brings to your school and community. Opportunities for national recognition, scholarships, and connectivity to 46,000+ outstanding art students are available to your students as members of NAHS/NJAHS


Congratulations on a record-breaking 2012-2013 Program Year—over 2,000 NAHS/NJAHS chapters and over 47,000 students WORLDWIDE participated in the National Art Honor Society and the National Junior Art Honor Society!

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is designed specifically for high school students in grades 9-12. In 1978, the National Art Education Association began the National Art Honor Society program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.

Why should my school join NAHS?

1. Sponsors become part of the professional NAEA community and receive exclusive member benefits including: one semi-yearly and one bi-monthly publication; complete access to My NAEA online features; member privilege discounts on publications, merchandise, and the National Convention; eligibility for grants and awards; access to the Instructional Resources Gallery, and MUCH MORE!
2. Sponsors are eligible to apply for the Outstanding NAHS Sponsor Award.
3. Students become members of a distinguished group of over 46,000 art students.
4. Students gain peer recognition, leadership growth opportunities, college and career preparation, and an unmatched sense of camaraderie. 
5. Students receive opportunities for publication in the NAHS News (a semi-annual, full-color digital publication), and the National Art Honor Societies Online Gallery powered by Artsonia.
6. Juniors and Seniors are eligible for the Rising Stars Secondary Recognition Program
Award
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7. Seniors are eligible to apply for the Charles M. Robertson Memorial Scholarship and scholarships to Columbus College of Art and Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, and The Art Institute.
8. Impress them! Institutions of higher education view the NAHS as a mark of accomplishment.


The National Junior Art Honor Society (NJAHS) is designed specifically for middle school and junior high school students (grades 6-9). In 1989, the National Art Education Association began the National Junior Art Honor Society program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art and to generate interest in art programs at the secondary level and beyond. Students inducted to the NJAHS must then be nominated for the NAHS when appropriate.

Why should my school join NJAHS?

1. Sponsors become part of the professional NAEA community and receive exclusive member benefits including: one semi-yearly and one bi-monthly publications; complete access to My NAEA online features; member privilege discounts on publications, merchandise, and the National Convention; eligibility for grants and awards; access to the Instructional Resources Gallery, and MUCH MORE!
2. Sponsors are eligible to apply for the Outstanding NAHS Sponsor Award.
3. Students become members of a distinguished group of over 46,000 NAHS/NJAHS art students.
4. Students gain peer recognition, leadership growth opportunities, college and career preparation, and an unmatched sense of camaraderie. 
5. Students receive opportunities for publication in the NAHS News (semi-annual, digital publication), and the National Art Honor Societies Online Gallery powered by Artsonia.
6. Impress them! Institutions of higher education view the NJAHS as a mark of accomplishment.


Find out more!
Find out more about the National Art Honor Society and National Junior Art Honor Society in the NAHS/NJAHS Handbook and Resource Catalog. If you would like a hardcopy of the Handbook and Resource Catalog, please send your request and mailing address to the e-mail address below.

For additional information, contact Heather Rose, Member Services and NAHS Programs Coordinator at
NAHS@arteducators.org or 800-299-8321, ext. 289.

   

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