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National Elementary Honor Society

national elementary honor society
Background Information
  • NEHS was launched in April 2008 as a joint effort between NASSP and NAESP to promote academic excellence and service at all levels.
  • Program was modeled after NJHS and NHS, the nation’s oldest student recognition programs.
  • Supported nationally by NASSP, the same organization that supports the National Association for Student Councils.

  • To spread student recognition to elementary level creating a continuum of excellence and recognition and to start students early on the path to maintaining excellent academic focus and community service.
  • Recognize the importance of elementary schools as a foundation for success in secondary schools.
  • Reward students who demonstrate achievement and personal responsibility, provide meaningful service to the community and to develop essential leadership skills beginning in elementary school.

Student Referral Process
  • Currently in the 5th or 6th grade.
  • Obtain a cumulative 3.5 GPA for 3 trimesters in a row.
  • Receive teacher recommendation
  • Participate in meetings, induction rehearsal, induction ceremony, and service minutes.

Student Expectations
  • Maintain 3.5 GPA or higher for every trimester they are a member of NEHS
  • Participate in monthly NEHS meetings while on track
  • Promote and uphold the the mission of NEHS
  • Organize and participate in at least a minimum of 10 service hours per trimester (combination of during and after school activities).
  • Maintain excellent behavior at school-serve as a role model for others.