Frequently Asked Questions - General FAQ's

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NTHS is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.  Thousands of schools and colleges are affiliated with the Society. Member schools agree that NTHS encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence, and helps top students find success in today's highly competitive workplace.

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There is no fee for schools to charter. Simply submit the online application and we'll help you get started!

When you're ready to induct, effective August 1, 2016, please note that the student membership cost is a flat fee of $30. Students remain members as long as they are in good standing at the school in which they are attending. They may also transfer their membership at no charge to another NTHS chartered school once they have met the criteria that school has established. Graduation accessories such as honor cords and stoles are available at an additional cost through our online catalog. 

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High schools, technical institutes, two and four year colleges that offer career and technical programs.

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Just fill out the charter application after the head of your institution approves your participation. There is no cost to your school to establish a charter. If you are unable to complete this form electronically, please call 800-801-7090.  To have your charter framed, please call for pricing.

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NTHS requires a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and the nominee must be enrolled in a CTE (career technical) program. In addition to NTHS requirements, additional suggested criteria include credit hours completed, attendance, instructor nominations, disciplinary records, and CTSO (Career & Technical Student Organizations) membership.

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NTHS accepts school registration submissions all year. Many secondary school chapters induct seniors in the fall and juniors in the spring to allow time to apply for scholarships prior to graduating. The NTHS Jon H. Poteat scholarship enrollment period opens September 1st of each calendar year and closes midnight April 20th of the following year.

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The role of an advisor is simple. Identify students who meet your criteria, invite them to an informational meeting, enter their information online, and hold a simple induction ceremony. We provide a checklist of what to cover at the meeting as well as a script to use at the induction. We are here to help you every step of the way. Just call!

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Get more answers!  Call Carol Kaczmarek at 800-801-7090 or email