National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
NHS membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
Prospective members may be sophomores, juniors, or seniors with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50. Students meeting the GPA requirement at the end of the fall semester will be invited to submit an information form to assist the Faculty Council in making their selections. The Faculty Council consists of five faculty members selected by the high school principal. The NHS advisor is not a voting member of the Faculty Council. Any eligible student who does not submit an information form will not be considered for membership at that time.
Each member of the Faculty Council votes on the individual qualifications of each prospective member. Selection to NHS is by majority vote of the Faculty Council. Students who are not accepted for membership may be considered for membership the following year if the GPA requirements are met, and a new information form is submitted. Membership is a privilege and can be revoked, by vote of the Faculty Council, for conduct unbecoming to the National Honor Society.
The Honor Society chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of leadership, service, and character. These criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built.
Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
Service: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.
Character: The student of good character consistently exemplifies positive and desirable qualities of behavior (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability). Cooperates by complying with all school policies and regulations and codes of student conduct. Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty, academic integrity, and reliability.