National Art Honor Societies
Learn about the National Art Honor Society programs
What are these programs all about? We’re glad you asked!
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 58,000+ outstanding art students are available to your students as members of an NAHS or NJAHS chapter. Make visual arts more visible in your middle or high school today!
NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY (NAHS)
For high school students in grades 9-12
In 1978, the National Art Education Association began the NAHS program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The program supports members in their efforts to attain the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.
NATIONAL JUNIOR ART HONOR SOCIETY (NJAHS)
For middle or junior high school students in grades 6-8
In 1989, the National Art Education Association began the NJAHS program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art and to generate interest in art programs as they advance to the high school level and beyond. Students inducted to the NJAHS must then be nominated for the NAHS when appropriate.
Interested in starting a new chapter at your school?
Find everything you need to get started in the 2019-2020 Handbook for NEW Chapters.
- Establish and register your chapter online using the new NAHS/NJAHS Chapter Management Dashboard.
- Make your case! Present this letter to your school administration to get the conversation started. Download the Letter of Encouragement for NAHS or NJAHS.
- See a list of chapter benefits for students and educators here.
Consult the NAHS/NJAHS FAQ
Have a specific question? Contact NAEA Member Services at NAHS@arteducators.org or 800-299-8321 (Monday–Friday, 8:15am–4:30pm ET)