Each year, getting into college is more difficult and certainly more expensive. Your child needs every advantage to become an attractive candidate who will simply 'WOW' college admission counselors. That's where the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) can help. NSHSS is the professional organization for young scholars where they can network with a community of high achievers, just like your son or daughter.
NSHSS is working and engaging our members on important social issues like anti-bullying, MLK's100 days of non-violence and the Alzheimer's Association's Longest Day. We've just partnered with Aflac, named one of the top 100 companies to work for in 2012 according to Fortune magazine. Aflac will be sponsoring scholarships only available to our members.
We are also supported by NSHSS co-founder Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. His dedication to humanity carries over to his commitment to education. Our young scholars are thrilled when they meet him at one of our complimentary member events scheduled around the country. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to greet Mr. Nobel and hear his wisdom.
Why Your Child Should Become a
Member of NSHSS
There are many reasons that a student who is nominated would benefit from membership in NSHSS. Member benefits include access to leadership and academic programs, many at a substantially discounted rate, member events that are free to the student and family, savings on testing, college prep and career prep programs and products. Our Member Benefits Guide provides details on the benefits and the value that membership in NSHSS provides to both parents and students.
Watch the video below and hear how our Collaborating Universities assist members with the admissions process.
Students who make the most of their member benefits reap far more than the cost of membership. Read how NSHSS made a difference in one family's life. Also, read what others have said regarding membership in NSHSS.
NSHSS Anti-Bullying Contest Generates Creative Crackdowns
The National Society of High School Scholars is taking a pro-active approach to anti-bullying efforts by kicking-off two contests using social media to reach our 52,000 Facebook fans. In conjunction with October’s National Bullying Prevention Month, NSHSS engaged its members to find out what their school is doing to stop bullying or what are they personally doing to stop bullying in their school. We received over 80 responses so far reflecting tough anti-bullying efforts.
One of our student scholars created a full-scale mentoring program, Best Buddies, to teach younger learners how to treat others with respect. Another NSHSS member made friendship bracelets with the slogan, Allies Against Bullying, and distributed them to the entire student body. Several other NSHSS scholar members are involved in writing skits and essays on why bullying is wrong.
Our second Facebook contest is in full swing and asks our members to take a deeper dive into the anti-bullying movement by designing a new plan that they can incorporate into their school and community to stop bullying. NSHSS members are in the process of developing some great programs like the promotion of the well-being of others through student-based organizations like peer leadership councils, the creation of a fillable online form to anonymously report occurrences of bullying, and writing and producing a role-playing scenario involving bullies and their victims followed by a meaningful discussion of the feelings each participant experienced.
NSHSS is very excited about and proud of the anti-bullying work our members are involved in. Their commitment to achieving the very best for themselves and their community makes each of them a positive influence in the world.
NSHSS Unites with Creative Coalition and WWE to Fight Against Bullying
There’s a natural connection between the 700,000 high school students, college undergraduates and young working professional members of NSHSS and the mission of the Creative Coalition and the World Wrestling Enterprise’s anti-bullying campaign, “be a STAR”. “be a STAR” stands for ‘Show Tolerance And Respect’ and is to ensure a positive and equitable social environment for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation through grassroots efforts beginning with education and awareness.
New bullying statistics released in 2010 are showing that bullying is still a problem among children and teens, but is taking on a different approach with cyberbullying becoming more and more rampant in school and after school among teens and children. Social networking has provided an entirely new environment for bullying to take place. According to bullying statistics 2010, there are about 2.7 million students being bullied each year by about 2.1 students taking on the roll of the bully.
NSHSS is working closely with The Creative Coalition, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and 43 other alliance members to aggressively prevent and stop bullying. Through the “be a STAR” campaign and throughout 2012, NSHSS will be promoting positive methods of social interaction and encourage people to treat others as equals and with respect because everyone is a star in their own right.
The Creative Coalition was formed for the charitable and educational purposes of bringing together artists and entertainers to learn about pressing issues so they can better inform and influence the community and nation.
Educating Your Child: Creativity Learning and the Arts
NSHSS Works With CASIE and Harvard University's Project Zero
Educating for Today and Tomorrow:
Arts, Ethics and Learning in the 21st Century
Education in the 21st century is shifting in dramatic ways. With the rapid expansion of online learning opportunities, for example, education policymakers are being forced to rethink the role of the traditional school. Furthermore, we know young people are thinking and learning with tools never dreamed of fifty years ago.
How we as educators respond to these changes will have a significant impact on the shaping of minds in this new century.
For nearly 50 years, Project Zero has placed creativity and learning in the arts as the centerpiece of its work. Pioneering research in the arts, the development of frameworks and tools for unleashing creative thinking in children and adults, and an examination of quality learning environments–all have been hallmarks of Project Zero’s history. More recently, Project Zero has explored what it means to be a good person, a good worker, and a good citizen, as well as the ethical dilemmas arising in the digital world to which many young people are devoted.
Come join us for this exciting conference that will focus on teaching and learning in schools and in environments other than schools such as online forums, museums, and other arts venues. Explore with researchers and practitioners the challenges facing educators in the 21st century and ways to meet these challenges with rigor and thoughtfulness.
In collaboration with the Woodruff Arts Center, the Museum of Design Atlanta and the Atlanta International School, the conference will feature Project Zero researchers and practitioners sharing highlights of their work on the following themes:
Artful, Studio & Visible Thinking: How do we help students develop thinking dispositions that support thoughtful learning–in the arts and across school subjects?
GoodWork & GoodPlay: How can we effectively learn collaboratively (both adults and children)? How are the meanings of local and global citizenship shifting in the 21st century?
Interdisciplinary Learning: What is the added value of exploring topics through multiple disciplinary lenses?
Learning In and Out of School: How do we ensure learners understand what is most important to learn, both in the traditional classroom and in non-traditional learning environments?
Making Learning Visible: How do we effectively document and assess individual and group learning? Why is it important to make learning visible?
CASIE stands for the Center for Advancement and Study of International Education. CASIE works with educators to promote international understanding through education programs, research, discussion, policy planning and workshops.
NSHSS Student Members Benefit From Partnership with NSPA
NSHSS partners with the National Scholarship Providers Association to help promote student access and success to higher education. Most recently, NSHSS staff attended the NSPA National Conference in Nashville, TN where they learned about ways to ensure equity and quality in higher education from presenter, Dr. Michelle Asha Cooper, President, Institute for Higher Education Policy. Staff also heard from Former Deputy Undersecretary, U.S. Department of Education, Robert Shireman, about how private scholarships programs can leverage improvement in higher education and public policy. NSHSS gained important knowledge that will help further develop scholarship funding and opportunities for our members to apply to new scholarships.
The mission of the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) is to advance the collective impact of scholarship providers, and the scholarships they award, through exchanging best practices, offering professional development opportunities, and promoting student access and success in higher education.