National Honor Society Selection

Selection into the National Honor Society is based on 4 characteristics: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character.

1.  Scholarship: a student must be a Junior or a Senior that has a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

2.  Service: a student must have varied activities that service the school and must also have activities that serve the community.  Service in the community should be of a volunteer nature that will benefit the community.  (Jobs are not considered as service.)

3.  Leadership: a student must demonstrate qualities of a leader in or out of the classroom.

4.  Character: the student must demonstrate high standards of honesty, reliability, and concern for others.  The student must follow school and community regulations and meet all responsibilities promptly. 

A student is qualified to be a candidate based on a 3.25 cumulative grade point average.  The student will then receive a letter indicating his/her candidacy.  Included in this letter is a form that must be completed by the student, verified by advisors/coaches/sponsors, signed by the student and a parent/guardian, and returned to a National Honor Society advisor by the date indicated on the letter.  The form is then passed on to the National Honor Society Selection Committee.

The National Honor Society Selection Committee consists of five faculty members.  In addition, the National Honor Society advisors are non-voting members of the selection committee.  Each member of the selection committee reads each form returned by a candidate.  The members randomly verify information on the form by means of contacting school advisors and coaches and making telephone calls to verify activities out of school.  After each selection committee member has read each form, the committee meets and discusses each candidate before voting.  A student must satisfy ALL four of the above criteria to be selected as a member of the National Honor Society.

In the event you wish to appeal the Selection Committee's decision further, students may submit in writing, a request for a review of their application.  The appeal request must include specific references to leadership and/or service components omitted or not verified on the application.