Across the United States, National Honor Society is an organization held with the utmost respect and prestige. The four pillars of NHS include Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. Members of this organization, in accordance with the four pillars, are excellent students in the classroom, selfless, willing volunteers in their community, natural born leaders, and respected individuals of integrity. It is our duty, as members, to meet the already high expectations that come with being an NHS member, as well as to strive to improve the organization and in doing so, to make a difference in our school and in our community.
In order to remain a member in NHS, you must:
- maintain a 97.5 weight grade point average.
- complete at least 8 service projects that are scheduled throughout the year, including two mandatory projects (at least one each semester).
- attend all four of the mandatory meetings.
Selection Criteria for NHS Candidates
The four pillars of the National Honor Society are Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. This defines who we are, and if you wish to be part of our organization, your persona should reflect these four pillars.
To be accepted, we strongly recommend having the following qualifications:
- 97.5 weighted grade point average.
- 10 points minimum of community service, in accordance with the NHS application (this is further explained on the application itself).
- a leadership role of some sort (Note: if you do not have one, your essay will be evaluated for your leadership qualities).
- excellent review of character, based on the candidate form.
For more information, please see the NHS Handbook.