The National Honor Society is more than just an honor roll. The criteria for selection are based upon the student's outstanding performance in the areas of Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. To apply for membership, the student must be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior. He/She must maintain at least a cumulative 3.0 grade point average, and have completed at least fifteen hours of community service within the past six months. The application fee is $5.00.
To remain in NHS, the student must continue to complete at least fifteen hours of community service each semester, maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average, and pay the $5.00 membership fee before the determined deadline. A student who receives a disciplinary referral regarding the Academic Honesty Policy will immediately be considered for removal from NHS. Once a student is no longer a member of NHS, due to an infraction, or inability to complete the criteria for membership, he/she will forfeit his/her membership forever.
Applications are available during the first two weeks of school. Returning members must complete a GPA Verification Form within the determined deadline and pay the $5.00 membership fee. Students who submit the form past the deadline will be charged an additional $5.00 late fee. New applications are accepted during the Fall of each school year only. The Induction Ceremony date is to be determined each year.
National Honor Society is involved in various service activities including, Used Clothing for the Homeless (before Christmas); Cell Phones for Soldiers (all year); Shoeboxes for Children (Christmas); Homeless Shelter (Christmas; at determined local churches); Book Fair Essay Contest (Spring); and, Relay-4-Life (June). Each year, there are new activities to bring more services to our community, and the community at large.
For questions or more information, contact NHS Advisor Mrs. Kathy Summers at (626) 963-5731 ext. 6122.