Since 1985, NAS has enjoyed success in developing and nurtuing a culture of expected achievement and group pride that has turned learners into leaders. The Centers of Excellence have inducted more than 19,000 students into NAS and induct approximately 300 new students each year.
Achievers and their parents attend monthly local gatherings that support academic excellence, social and emotional development, and service-based leadership, including the following types of activities:
Each year, FEF conducts an educational Pre-College Summit for NAS members, other invited students and their parents that includes a series of skill development workshops that reinforce FSA writing and math skills for students in grades 3 through 8; motivate and prepare students in grades 6 through 12 for college, while exposing them and their parents to higher educational opportunities; and teach high school students the benefits of taking AP®, honors and dual enrollment courses and preparing for the ACT and SAT.
The Summit also includes a college fair that provides an opportunity for parents and students to interact with college recruiters and a middle school career fair that exposes students to career options.
Each year's Summit culminates with a Talent Extravaganza, during which participants showcase their oratorical, dance, and performing arts talents, and an awards ceremony, at which FEF recognizes and applauds outstanding Brain Bowl competitors, Achievers, Believers and parents.