National Honor Society & National Junior Honor Society

National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society are nation-wide organizations established in 1921 to recognize those students who demonstrate excellence in the core areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character and Citizenship.

The NJHS involves students in grades seven through nine, while the NHS involves students grades nine through twelve. Desert Academy’s NHS and NJHS run the peer tutoring program, providing assistance to their fellow students during study hall special session on Tuesdays and in after-school sessions set up for homework help and organizational skill building on an as-needed basis.
Self-nomination occurs every year beginning in early January, with candidate forms due to the club adviser at the end of January. Specific dates for each year will be included in the letter to parents; see left. Submission of a candidate nomination form does not guarantee acceptance; forms are reviewed with input from the registrar for GPA requirements (3.4) and with the faculty council.

Seniors Dylan, Cora, Sophie, & Xoco receiving their National Honor Society cords - Spring 2014

Seniors Dylan, Cora, Sophie, & Xoco receiving their National Honor Society cords – Spring 2014

Peer Tutoring:

The National Honor & Junior Honor Societies provide one-on-one peer-tutoring for students in grades 6 through12 during both academic advisory and after school.
Students in this program serve our community a minimum of one hour per week, and most usually commit two to three hours, depending upon their areas of academic proficiency and the needs of our community.

For more information about how students are assessed for acceptance by the society, please click here.

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