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
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.