Want to make a difference in your school and community? Join NSHSS and start a Chapter at your high school. NSHSS Chapters are a great way to develop your leadership skills, connect with peer scholars like you who share your same interests, and gain valuable community service experiences. When starting a Chapter, you'll implement your passions and ideas, learn by doing and reap the value of extracurriculars that universities and companies are looking for in candidates, and bring about change for the better. You’ll work with an NSHSS representative every step of the way and have access to valuable resources to help the chapter be successful! Create the pathway you and your peers want and the legacy you wish to leave behind.
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 40 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.
Baton Rouge Magnet School, Class of 2019
Euclid High School, Class of 2020
Crescenta Valley High School, Class of 2019
Los Gatos High School, Class of 2019
Harvard Class of 2020, Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship Winner
Clarksville High School, Class of 2020
Meadowcreek High School, Class of 2019
Rice University, Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship Recipient
The process is simple and easy! You will have individual guidance from a designated NSHSS Staff Member to help you navigate starting a new club at your school.