Virginia Association of Honor Societies

About the Virginia Association of Honor Societies

The Virginia Association of Honor Societies (VAHS) provides a statewide forum for schools with National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society chapters. The VAHS recognizes and encourages academic achievement while developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy, and gives the needed support and resources that are essential in helping these co-curricular organizations thrive in their schools as examples of their ideals of leadership, scholarship, service, and character.

The principal goals of the VAHS are to:

The VAHS sponsors several training activities statewide throughout the year to promote the ideals of leadership, scholarship, service, and character in our student leaders. VAHS gives both students and advisers the opportunity for training, networking, and social interaction. They represent major efforts to support honor societies throughout the Commonwealth.

What can the VAHS do for Virginia schools?

VAHS Governance

The VAHS is sponsored by the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals, and is governed by an advisory board of elected honor society student leaders and advisers and the VASSP Board of Directors. Schools rather than individuals are candidates for officer positions. Officer schools, once elected, are represented on the Advisory Board by the school's honor society adviser and one student. The officers of the VAHS are President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Historian.

The VAHS Advisory Board consists of seventeen (17) voting members: one student and the adviser of each of four officer schools, two high school faculty advisers, two middle level faculty advisers, two representatives of the VASSP Board of Directors, the adviser of the immediate past president school, the VASSP Executive Director, and the DSL Director.

National Affiliation

VAHS is an affiliated with the National Honor Society. The National Honor Society is under the sponsorship of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and is located in Reston, Virginia.

Frequent Use Forms


Application form


2008-09 Award Packet will be posted November 1


Annual VAHS State Conference will be held Nov 21-22, 2008 at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA. Registration info