|Advisor: Mrs. Lueck|
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is a national organization created to recognize outstanding
students. The purpose of N.H.S. is to develop character, to promote leadership, to create
an enthusiasm for scholarship and to stimulate a desire to render service. Membership in
the National Honor Society is a privilege, not a right. Selection to the National Honor
Society is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, character and service.
According to national rules, students do not apply for membership. At the conclusion of
the third quarter each spring, sophomores and juniors attaining a cumulative GPA of 3.50
will receive a letter for membership consideration. Students must have enrolled in a
majority of honors/weighted courses to be considered. Sophomores will have taken seven
of twelve courses and Juniors must have enrolled in eleven of twenty courses by the
spring of their respective years. At this time, students will be given a Student Information
Form that will be used by the Faculty Council to support their candidacy for membership.
Membership in National Honor Society is not automatically granted to all students with
academic eligibility. The components of leadership, character and service are equally
considered. A Faculty Council comprised of five faculty members, plus the N.H.S.
advisor (non-voting), makes the final determination of membership.
Both students and their parents will be notified by mail of the selection decision.
Students who are selected to join the National Honor Society will receive information
about the Induction Ceremony and the obligations of membership in NHS. Students not
selected and their parents will be notified by mail. As of June 2009, all students accepted
into the National Honor Society will participate in the formal evening Induction
Ceremony in the month of September.
Students selected for membership are expected to continue to demonstrate the qualities
that were the basis for their selection. Members who fall below these standards shall be
promptly warned in writing by the Chapter Advisor and given a reasonable amount of
time to correct the deficiency. The Faculty Council shall determine when an individual
has exceeded a reasonable number of warnings. In the case of flagrant violation of school
rules or the law, a member does not have to be warned. In all cases of pending dismissal,
a member shall have a right to a hearing before the Faculty Council as part of due
Faculty Input Questions
1. Student inspires positive behavior in others and/or influences peers in promoting
2. Student demonstrates leadership in the classroom, at work and in school or community
3. Student exemplifies positive attitudes and is thoroughly dependable in any
4. Student is willing to represent the school in interclass and interscholastic events.
5. Student works well with others and readily takes on responsibilities.
6. Student volunteers reliable assistance within the school or community.
7. Student shows courtesy, concern and respect for others.
8. Student takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously.
9. Student consistently exemplifies desirable qualities of behavior, upholds principles of
morality and ethics.
10. Student demonstrates the highest standards of honesty, reliability and complies with
school regulations including avoiding cheating in written work.