NHS is more than just an honor roll. The Honor Society chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student’s outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built.
Scholarship: Juniors and seniors who have a weighted, cumulative grade point average of 3.6 or higher meet the scholarship requirements for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character. Juniors apply in the spring and seniors in the fall.
Service: This quality is defined through voluntary hours of service donated by a student to the school or community, to be done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.
Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
Character: The student of good character adheres to school rules and policies; ie: has never been suspended or had excessive absences. He or she upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.