"Creative Thinking is the Core of the Visual Arts in the 21st Century "  
    History of National Art Honor Society 

    In 1978, the National Art Education Association began the National Art Honor Society program specifically for high school students for the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown outstanding ability in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in working toward the attainment of the highest standards in art areas, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.

    For students to achieve high standards, art programs must maintain a substantive focus by choosing art content that includes complex problem-solving and higher order thinking skills, and serious alignment of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development that results in student learning.
    The Goals for the National Art Honor Society

    1. Recognize those students who have shown outstanding ability in the field of art.

    2. Serve as a service organization to the school and community by participating in one or more community based volunteer projects.

    3. Serve as an inspiration for students to strive for higher goals in their work.

    4. Foster excellence and a dedicated spirit in the pursuit of art.

    5. Encourage the creative abilities and talents of the individual student.

    6. Bring art to the attention of the school and community.

    7. Increase the awareness of art as a viable area within the total school curriculum.

    8. Advance aesthetic awareness in all aspects of the total education program.

    To maintain membership in NAHS, students are required to serve 10 hours of service in the visual arts per semester, pay dues, maintain a B+or better Art, maintain a B cumulative average in all other subjects, and attend meetings. One semester of a visual arts class must be completed before a student is allowed to apply for membership.
    Find out more at the National Chapter Link