National Art Honor Societies

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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!

NAHS

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.

Interested in starting a new chapter at your school? Find everything you need to get started and register your chapter in the 2017-2018 Handbook for NEW Chapters!

  • Download the 2017-2018 Handbook for New Chapters here. Request a print copy by sending an email to NAHS@arteducators.org
  • Make your case! Present this letter to your school administration to get the conversation started. Download the NAHS Letter of Encouragement here
  • See a list of NAHS chapter benefits for students and educators here
NJAHS

NATIONAL JUNIOR ART HONOR SOCIETY (NJAHS)for middle of 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 and register your chapter in the 2017-2018 Handbook for NEW Chapters!

  • Download the 2017-2018 Handbook for New Chapters here. Request a print copy by sending an email to NAHS@arteducators.org
  • Make your case! Present this letter to your school administration to get the conversation started. Download the NJAHS Letter of Encouragement here
  • See a list of NJAHS chapter benefits for students and educators here

Questions?
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)

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