How NEHS Benefits Your School

NEHS encourages student achievement

As a school leader, one of your primary concerns likely is to promote positive school climate and provide opportunities to motivate all students to reach their greatest potential in school and in life.

The National Elementary Honor Society accomplishes this like no other program. Modeled upon its respected and well known parent organization, the National Honor Society, NEHS allows you to recognize your highest achieving students in grades 4-6. It provides the perfect springboard to middle level learning, then high school.

NEHS serves your community

With an NEHS chapter, your school has an opportunity to strengthen its reputation in the community. Honor Society students become outstanding ambassadors for your school and undertake meaningful community service projects. In recent years, NEHS chapters contributed an average of 325 hours per chapter to school and community service and raised $1,051 per chapter for charitable giving. Service projects often become life-changing experiences for members who discover new passions and callings.

NEHS brings a tradition of excellence to your school

When you raise the bar, you reap the rewards. Starting an NEHS chapter at your school is the perfect way to establish a tested framework for promoting the ideals of scholarship, responsibility, service, and leadership.

Who knows? Your school may even get a visit from Watson, the official NEHS mascot. This beloved plush bear will make appearances by request at member schools, offering a fun way to communicate with an entire student body the uniqueness of NEHS. Request a visit by Watson here.

Honor Society membership is a distinction that holds significance throughout a student’s academic life—and beyond.

NEHS supports your faculty and student members

In addition to support from the national office, every NEHS chapter receives:

  • Access to our comprehensive National Elementary Honor Society Handbook, containing chapter management essentials
  • The ability to purchase official NEHS merchandise in our store
  • A monthly e-newsletter, NEHS E-News, and a quarterly print newsletter NEHS News, featuring with the latest news about programs and resources, plus timely project ideas, and event invitations
  • Access to member-only areas of this website

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