National Honor Society

National Honors Society

Selection to the National Honor Society is an “honor recognized throughout the nation” and “is both the public recognition of accomplishment and the private commitment to continued excellence on the part of the new member” (National Honor Society Handbook, 15th edition, p.23).  Qualification to the NHS is based upon outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service to the school and community.

Academic scholarship is based on the student’s cumulative , weighted grade point average; potential members need a cumulative, weighted grade point average of 94.5 or higher, as of the end of the second marking period of the eleventh grade school year.  Students meeting this criterion will then be informed of the responsibilities and obligations of NHS membership, and given the opportunity to support their candidacy for National Honor Society membership by completing an application packet.  Students will thus have the chance to illustrate how they meet the other criteria of membership: leadership, service, and character.