The National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) was established in 2008 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals(NASSP) in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). NEHS recognizes students in both public and nonpublic elementary schools for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrates personal responsibility.
Through Neill Elementary School's NEHS, students provide meaningful service to the school and community and develop essential leadership skills. NEHS supports these purposes by strengthening the lives of our students and school. NEHS acknowledges achievement and focuses on the needs of the total child. In addition, NEHS provides information and resources to enhance the culture of achievement in the whole school, not merely the culture of a select few.
As the nation's newest student recognition program, NEHS joins the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and National Honor Society (NHS), the nation's two oldest and largest student recognition programs, in creating a continuum of excellence being established throughout the elementary, middle, and high school education community.
To qualify for an invitation to become a member of NEHS potential members must:
- Must maintain a cumulative, overall elementary school average of 85.0%/Proficient in ALL courses with numerical grades and have no failing final grades in any courses.
- Must have been enrolled at the school for at least one full semester.
- Must abide by Neill Elementary School's NEHS Chapter By-Laws.
- Must demonstrate sound and effective leadership, admirable citizenship, and trustworthy character at Neill Elementary School's and in the community.
- Must pay the chapter dues prior to your induction (after acceptance into NEHS).
- Must participate in and have transportation to any NEHS Chapter community service projects.
Students will be invited to apply to NEHS during the months of March or April if they met the 85 or higher scholarly criteria. Students who received an application and submit it prior to the designated deadline will then be evaluated on the three remaining NEHS pillars by the Campus Faculty Council: Responsibility, Service and Character.
Students who are accepted into the Neill NEHS will be expected to take part in the Induction Ceremony which takes place in late spring or early fall.