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About Mira Costa NHS


National Honor Society 

Please check our official NHS website for the most up to date information.

The National Honor Society is a nationally-recognized scholarship and service organization begun by the National Association for Secondary School Principals in 1921. The goal of the organization is to both recognize and encourage the development of academic achievement at the same time as fostering, in students, service-mindedness and characteristics which are essential to flourishing citizenship in democratic society. The organization highlights the importance of not only scholarship, but also service, leadership, and character in preparing the future leaders of an ever-increasingly global society.


Membership in NHS is both an honor and a commitment. It is not simply an honor roll, or a scholarship group, but is an active organization which aims to shape the school and local community through active service projects and civic engagement yearly. Students are expected to participate in meetings, all chapter activities, and engage in their own devised service projects which will be shared with the community each school year. 


For more information regarding eligibility, membership requirements, scheduled events, and current projects, please visit our official NHS Website.