Establish A Chapter

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Thank you for choosing to recognize your outstanding career and technical students with NTHS! Establishing a chapter is easy, rewarding and FREE!

NTHS works with high schools, career centers, technical schools and colleges that offer career and technical programs. NTHS is the premier honor organization to help you recognize your CTE students for their hard work and achievements.

Click this link to see a short video showing the process to establish a new chapter.

Click the "Get Started" button to complete your chapter charter application and then download the Chapter Quick-Start Guide to help you get going today

Please read the NTHS membership criteria document including suggested additional criteria.

Steps to establish your chapter:

  • Meet with the head of your school to get approval.
  • Complete and submit the charter application. No cost to establish a chapter! Call 800.801.7090 with questions.
  • Login credentials will be emailed to you. Log in and take a look around, watch the NTHS promo video, advisor training video and PowerPoint.
  • Order a free promotional kit, including a sample membership, posters and brochures to promote NTHS on your campus.
  • Set your chapter’s criteria, invite students to join, and enter their information online. The membership fee is a one-time, flat $30 fee. We’ll invoice the school with Net 30 terms for payment.

Membership Criteria

The NTHS Advisor and school administration may choose to apply either an overall 3.0 GPA, (unweighted), from the student's entire academic record, and/or require a 3.0 GPA specifically for their Career and Technical education (CTE) pathway.

The student member candidate must be focused on a CTE pathway or major.

Membership criteria

What Members Receive:

Membership certificate, ID card, custom certificate folder, white tassel with NTHS logo drop, lapel pin, window decal and diploma seal. All items are sent to the advisor for distribution to students. Members also have online benefits, including general and custom letters of recommendation as well as the opportunity to apply for scholarships.

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Scholarship Opportunities

NTHS members who have not yet graduated are eligible to apply for scholarships. The Jon H. Poteat Scholarship opens each September 1st and closes the following May 1st. Merit-based partner scholarships are also available - discover them here.

NTHS is here to help you every step of the way! Contact us at 800-801-7090 or email Carol Kaczmarek. We look forward to working with you!

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