NSHSS honors high achieving students in high school—the students like you who have worked hard for your accomplishments. That work ethic is also what drives success in college and throughout your career. NSHSS offers a network of like-minded individuals as well as opportunities and resources to help you continue to develop your skills, form connections, and make a difference in the world.
NSHSS recognizes young scholars who have demonstrated excellence through their academic achievements based on objective criteria, including grades and test scores. Students must meet any one of the following criteria to be considered for membership.
3.5 Cumulative GPA (4.0 Scale) or higher (or equivalent such as 88 on a 100-point scale)
1280 SAT score or higher (new exam 2016)*
1150 PSAT score or higher (new exam 2016)*
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
*Scores from the old exam (SAT score 1750 or higher; PSAT score 200 or higher) will be accepted.