The National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is a worldwide organization that consists of middle school through high students from around the country. Selection of members is based on five criteria: citizenship, service, leadership, scholarship and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. Each member is expected to maintain a high academic standard while being active in their community through volunteer service projects. The goal of NHS and NJHS is to recognize academic achievement and to develop the characteristics of leadership and service.
The Macon East Academy chapters of NHS and NJHS hold students to the highest standards of overall GPA as well as academic leadership on campus and overall student character.