Criteria and InductionRequirements
The National Honor Society (NHS) will recognize high school students in grades 10 through 12 who demonstrate excellence in the areas of character, scholarship, leadership and service. Membership in NHS is an honor that is bestowed upon a student.
Students may not apply for membership. Each request for membership in the National Honor Society must follow the policy below:
- Teacher must submit in writing a formal request for student(s) to become a member of NHS;
- Student must submit an essay as to how they meet the requirements if membership;
- Submit a recommendation from a member or officer of a church;
- Student shall have completed a minimum of 40 hours of documented volunteer hours.
Requirements of Membership
Character can be measured in terms of behavior, reliability, courtesy, respect, trustworthiness, honesty, and caring.
Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. These students will then be eligible for consideration for membership based on leadership, service, and character.
Students can exhibit leadership abilities by being good problem solvers, contribute ideas, be resourceful, and exemplify positive attitudes towards life. Leadership is also based on participation in school, community, and church activities.