National Elementary Honor Society
National Elementary Honor Society is a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundation. The name of this organization shall be the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS). The purpose of this organization shall be to recognize students for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated personal responsibility, to provide service to the school and community, and to develop leadership skills in the students of elementary schools. NEHS is a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Foundation. NASSP administers the organization from its headquarters located at 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA.
Membership in a local chapter is an honor bestowed upon a student. Selection for membership is by a faculty council and is based on outstanding scholarship and responsibility. Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities and to participate in chapter activities to build experience and improve skills in leadership and service. Membership shall be known as active and honorary. Students become active members when selected and inducted to the chapter. Members of the faculty council, shall support the school leader in creating and sustaining a school environment in which each student is known, accepted and valued, trusted and respected, cared for and encouraged to be an active and responsible member of the school community. As such, the faculty council shall reserve the right to award honorary membership to students who warrant special consideration—including those who receive accommodations for a disability, or foreign exchange students—in recognition of achievement and/or outstanding service rendered to the school in keeping with the purposes of the National Elementary Honor Society. The faculty council might also award honorary membership to school officials, principals, teachers, NEHS advisers, or other adults. Honorary membership grants to the recipient all of the privileges of membership without the obligations associated with active member status.