National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

Students are selected for membership in the National Honor Society based on certain criteria. For the 2017-18 school year, students who have the following minimum GPA will be considered for membership in the NHS:

  • Seniors – 3.85 weighted GPA
  • Juniors – 4.0 weighted GPA

Once students are invited to apply for NHS membership based on their GPA, they must complete the application process through their school and meet additional criteria for selection. The application will include an essay prompt, a school activity form, a community service form, and teacher recommendations. After the student submits the entire application packet, the NHS faculty committee at each school will meet to make recommendations for selection into the NHS.

The selection process for the NHS will take place in October. NHS induction ceremony dates will be set by the school and will take place in either November or December. Once students are members of the NHS, they will have to log a minimum of 15 hours of community service per year and submit the hours to the school NHS Advisor. Students will also have to maintain the minimum weighted GPA requirements and meet school character requirements in order to remain a member of the NHS.

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