NHS Requirements

Juniors and Seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher at the end of the first semester of their junior/senior year are eligible for membership. Any student who meets criteria will be contacted to fill out appropriate forms to be considered for membership.

Membership to the National Honor Society is a privilege, not a right, based on four criteria: scholarship, character, service activities, and leadership. A candidate must qualify in each area in order to be considered for membership:

Scholarship: A student must have a 3.7 grade point average or above.

Character: A student must average a positive teacher/coach/sponsor response. In order to do this, the sponsor will take all of the evaluation forms and average the total score. A positive response is considered to be a 4 out of 5 or better.

School Activities/Leadership: See attached form. A total of seven points are needed to qualify for NHS. Each organization/leadership activity must be signed by that sponsor to qualify.

Community Service: A student must have 25 hours of community service from at least two sources. List your volunteer work or service in community activities such as scouting, church, 4-H, Recreation Commission, helping senior citizens, etc. Community service is defined as doing an activity for someone other than family for which you don’t get monetary compensation. Concession stands for school clubs does not count as community service.