Welcome to our Educators page for the National Society of High School Scholars!
Our mission is simple: To inspire students to become a positive influence in the world. NSHSS understands that you have a great responsibility in guiding and preparing students to make wise choices about their futures.
We invite you to register as an educator with NSHSS to nominate your top students for membership and access an abundance of resources available to both you and your students.
REGISTER TO BEGIN NOMINATING STUDENTS
NSHSS EDUCATOR LOGIN
Nominate Your Students
Nominate students for memberhsip who demonstrate academic talent and potential. Our Society is here to serve as a resource for high school scholars as they prepare for college and a future career. Nominees must be a student in high school and must meet ANY ONE of the criteria below:
- 1750 SAT score or higher
- 200 PSAT score or higher
- 26+ ACT score or higher
- Score 4 or higher on any AP exam
- Score 5 or higher on any IB exam
- 3.5 Cumulative GPA (4.0 Scale) or higher (or equivalent GPA)
- Top 10% rank in class
Click here to register and nominate your students.
If you prefer to nominate your students over the phone, please contact Brandon Espinosa at 1-866-343-1800 extension 552. Brandon will work with you to help equip and prepare students with the tools necessary to be successful in college and in future leadership careers.
NSHSS relies on local school leaders like you to notify us of deserving students that should be considered for membership in NSHSS.
NSHSS recognizes students who excel academically and provides valuable benefits that help students further their academic, leadership, and volunteerism goals through scholarships and essay competitions. Through our numerous partnerships our Scholars gain access to life changing programs (summer study, study abroad, world-class academic and leadership programs) and savings on testing and educational services and webinars. We encourage you to review the benefits offered to our members.
View the NSHSS brochure (requires Flash).
NSHSS PARTNERSHIPS and EVENTS
NSHSS fosters diversity-conscious partnerships around the globe such as with the Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Department of State, Major League Baseball, Abercrombie & Fitch, Aflac, Duke Energy, and the Office of Naval Research among others. NSHSS also enters into strategic partnerships with educational organizations such as The Princeton Review and Zinch that provide meaningful content, programming and discounts to our student members.
NSHSS Member events are celebrations of academic achievement. NSHSS member events are open to all members, their immediate families and educators, and are held throughout the United States each year and abroad. Mr. Nobel participates in the events as a featured speaker.
NSHSS also connects with counselors and other academics at a number of conferences such as the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and the European Association for International Educators (EAIE).
EDUCATORS OF DISTINCTION
NSHSS also recognizes the value of teachers through our Educators of Distinction Program. Currently, our student members have the opportunity to select one teacher who has made a positive impact on their lives during their high school career. The student may log in to complete a nomination form and submit it online.
We receive notification immediately that one of our student members has nominated one of their educators, we contact the educator to let them know that one of their students recognized them as an NSHSS Educator of Distinction. All of our Educators of Distinction are invited to attend any NSHSS member event around the country.
NSHSS is pleased to introduce our 2012 Claes Nobel Educator of the Year Award recipient, Patricia Wilson, Social Studies Department Chair at Bloomington North High School in Bloomington, Indiana. Ms. Wilson received her award at the annual scholar recognition event at The Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, GA.
Here is what our educators told us about their experience of being honored as an NSHSS Educator of Distinction:
"Thank you, the NSHSS and Mr. Nobel so much for a truly wonderful day yesterday [Scholar's Day]. It was such an honor receiving, not one, but two awards; I was overwhelmed to say the least. I will not soon forget the pride I felt when I walked up to get my plaque and check and certificate. Thank you again for the great honor of recognizing my work."
Rocket Corps Coordinator (teaching internship program)
Richard Montgomery High School
"I found the NSHSS group and the students and Mr. Nobel purposeful and proud to be learners and educators."
Christopher Robin "Kit" Adams
Florida Virtual School
"I am honored to be a reference for the NSHSS. . .. The experience at the NSHSS recognition event was the highlight of my 46 years of teaching."
Social Studies Department Chair
Los Angeles County School for the Arts
Los Angeles, California
"Most Inspirational Teacher Award" recipient, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 2004
"I appreciate the recognition and really enjoyed your event at UC Santa Barbara. It was a lovely presentation and we enjoyed it very much. It was truly a surprise and an honor!"
Oceanside High School
"Thank you and the Society for such a lovely and enriching experience. I am very happy to serve as a reference, and I appreciate the opportunity."
Scripps Ranch High School
San Diego, California
"It was truly an honor and a surprise to be selected, especially among that group of teachers who were honored . The ceremony was special. It was informative as much as it was inspiring and a reminder that our efforts as teachers are greatly appreciated."
Saint Thomas Aquinas School
"Scholarship is a high ideal which I believe we should all strive to attain. I feel that it begins first in the family. As a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher, I understand and believe in the importance of a family. My first family inspired me to pursue scholarship, and my family now supports lifelong scholarship immensely. Like your family (Mr. Nobel) we want to recognize and support the scholar in all of us.
Mary Alyce Knauff
West Forest Jr/Sr High School
"Time spent teaching is never lost. The highest compliment that a teacher can receive is knowing that a difference was made in the life of a student. Teaching is a profession of intrinistic rewards but to receive accolades such as this is always an honor. Thanks to the NSHSS and the Nobel family."
Barbara C. Hall
Career Internship Advisor for the Talented and Gifted Department of Fulton County Board of Education
"Students of NSHSS are role models for all the rest of us - they remind us and show us why academic excellence, perseverance, and community service are important to our global future as a nation."
Benjamin Franklin High School
New Orleans, Louisiana
"The ceremony was very nice and it was an honor to meet Mr. Nobel. One of the other teachers being honored was my principal's mentor when he was in college. It was very interesting to speak with her and to be a part such a wonderful group of professionals."
North Hollywood High School
North Hollywood, California
"It was a privilege to meet so many outstanding young men and women who are members of this outstanding organization. It was also an honor for me to be among the Educators of Distinction who were recognized this day. Finally, I was delighted and humbled to meet in person the founder of this distinguished society, Mr. Claes Nobel."
St. Mary's Dominican High School
New Orleans, Louisiana
NSHSS: COLLEGE RESOURCE
Nancy Beane, College Counselor and 12th Grade Chair at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Georgia, shares her insights with the NSHSS community.
NSHSS serves as a valuable resource for students in their transition from high school to college and beyond. Learn more here:
"I commend students, parents, teachers and other education professionals who research any organization before joining (especially when there is a membership fee). I too researched the NSHSS before nominating my first student over seven years ago. I find it distressing to read comments on the internet regarding the legitimacy of The National Society of High School Scholars. It is my goal to share our story in hopes of dispelling this notion."
Susan Blanchette – Educator and Mother of an NSHSS Member
Susan resides in Massachussetts and has been an educator and professional musician for 31 years. Susan's daughter joined NSHSS in 2009. Read about how the Blanchette family benefited from their membership in NSHSS.