National Honor Society

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society recognizes students who reflect outstanding

accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, service and leadership. The Honor

Society member has exhibited academic achievement, leadership, honorable and admirable

character, and service to his school. Once selected, members are to maintain and extend the

qualifications that won them selection. Membership is both an honor and a commitment.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION TO NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

1. Student must be a junior or a senior

2. GPA is calculated after the second marking period based on grades from ninth grade

through the current courses. The school’s official GPA is used with a minimum of 3.50 required.

3. Faculty have an opportunity to comment on those students with the appropriate GPA.

They rank students in character, scholarship, leadership, and service using 1 to 4 with 1 being

lowest and 4 being the highest. Faculty are only to comment on students that they personally

know and in the areas with which they are familiar. A weighted average is then calculated

rounded to the hundredth’s place. Correction is made for disciplinary infractions with .1

subtracted for each administrative detention, Twilight Program (3-7 School) and .5 for each

suspension. A minimum of 3.30 is required for selection.

4. The faculty council reviews the students with GPAs of 3.50 along with their faculty

rating. The final decision regarding each candidate is acted upon by a vote of the faculty

council.

5. Each student passed by the faculty council is then required to have a recommendation

from an extracurricular advisor for an activity in the current school year.

6. Students may elect to accept or reject the offer of membership.

7. Once students have been selected, they are required to maintain a GPA of 3.50 and not

acquire disciplinary infractions. Students who fail in these areas are placed on probation.

Continued failure will result in removal from membership.

8. The faculty council reviews the selection criteria each year.

 

 


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