Why NSHSS?

As a high-achieving student, you may be reviewing multiple offers to join academic, social, and honors organizations. It’s important to know that you can join more than one. NSHSS is committed to recognizing and serving the highest-achieving student scholars with more than $2 million in scholarship opportunities annually, as well as educational resources and a network of more than 2 million exceptional peers spanning high school to college and career. NSHSS scholars embody academic dedication and outstanding leadership in their schools, workplaces, and communities.

See why educators, parents, and others who support our members on their path from high school to college to career value NSHSS as a partner in helping students reach their full potential.

3.5 Cumulative GPA (4.0 Scale) or higher (or equivalent such as 88 on a 100-point scale)
1280 SAT score or higher
1150 PSAT score or higher 
26 ACT score or higher
Score 4 or higher on any AP exam
Total combined IB test scores of 36 or higher
IGCSE Grade A or higher
Top 10% rank in class