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.
"Together we ART Better"
What is the National Art Honors Society?
The National Art Honor Society programs inspire and recognize students with an outstanding ability and keen interest in the visual arts.
NAHS: A high school honor society for visual arts students in grades 9-12 NJAHS: A high school honor society for visual arts students in grades 9-12 The NAHS program is different than an “art club.” Students are required to meet eligibility criteria for membership as detailed in the Constitutions and your school’s bylaws. If your school currently has an art club, use it as a basis for establishing an Art Honor Society.
The NAHS and national minimum standards of achievement and eligibility requirements are detailed in the Constitution written to apply to a variety of educational settings. Bylaws on page serve as a guideline to enhance the minimum standards of achievement and the bylaws with additional requirements to meet the needs of your school and students.
What are the benefits?
Gain peer recognition and leadership growth opportunities that support college preparation and opportunities for awards, scholarships, and to have work published nationally. Opportunities for national recognition, scholarships, and connectivity to 58,000+ outstanding art students are available to your students as member of an NAHS or NJAHS chapter. Make visual arts more visible at your middle or high school today!
Students are eligible to apply for the Rising Stars Secondary Recognition Program Award (Juniors and Seniors only) Students 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 (Seniors only) Students have the opportunity to be published in NAHS News (the semi-annual, full-color digital publication of the NAHS program). Artwork submitted for inclusion is often used in other NAEA publications. Members are eligible to submit artwork for possible inclusion in the annual NAHS/NJAHS Juried Exhibition held at the NAEA Studio & Gallery. ALL submissions are featured in the NAEA virtual gallery.
What are the requirements?
You will commit ourselves to completing a set number of hours in service to the NAHS
You must maintain a B average in all your art classes at Grant
You must be enrolled in at least ONE art class a semester to be a member
Sponsor: Jeff Austin
Phone: (847) 973-3702