National Honor Society (NHS)
Membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) is based on a student's fulfillment of four requirements. Members of the junior and senior class who meet all four requirements and complete an application will be admitted to the National Honor Society. The four basic requirements for membership are scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
Students are eligible to apply for NHS membership if they demonstrate academic achievement through their grade point average.
Junior Year Induction GPA Requirement:
A cumulative grade point average of 3.50 must be earned during freshman and sophomore years.
Senior Year Induction GPA Requirement:
A cumulative grade point average of 3.50 must be earned during freshman, sophomore, and junior years. Grade point average will not be rounded to meet the minimum requirement.
According to the National Honor Society standards, the student who exercises leadership:
The National Honor Society standards require that a student:
Each eligible student will be evaluated by the faculty and administration according to the National Honor Society standards for good character, which state the student of character:
Character will automatically be questioned by events leading to suspension from school, consistent lateness, cheating, or other offenses brought forth by a member of the faculty or administration. If someone deems a student's character not sufficient, that opinion will be discussed with the student's current teachers, counselor, or dean, and the relevant information will be forwarded to the Faculty Council for consideration.
APPLICATION AND MEMBERSHIP
Eligible juniors and seniors receive invitations to attend an informational meeting each November. They are responsible for completing an application and documenting their service/activity hours.
The Faculty Council will evaluate the requirements of scholarship, leadership, service, and character for each eligible candidate. Final selection of the National Honor Society is the responsibility of the Faculty Council.
All National Honor Society members are expected to maintain membership requirements of the National Honor Society, including GPA, following the Student Code of Conduct, and to take part in National Honor Society service projects. The Faculty Council may dismiss any member failing to fulfill these obligations. Dismissal will result in the removal of the NHS designation from school records and, depending on the severity of the infraction, possible notification of colleges to which a student applied.