|National Honor Society|
About National Honor Society
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: Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent standard of excellence, meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character.
Service: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, 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 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.
Students’ academic records are reviewed to determine those persons who are scholastically eligible for membership, i.e., those persons who meet the required cumulative GPA standard of 3.5 for Clintwood High School Juniors. The GPS includes grades from the beginning of the ninth grade throught the first semester of the 11th grade.
Parents of students, and students who are eligible scholastically (i.e., "candidates") are notified and informed that for further consideration for selection to the chapter, they may complete the Student Activity Information Form. This form outlines the candidate's accomplishments in the areas of Service and Leadership this form is not an application. Students who do not return their forms are no longer in consideration for membership. It is further recommended that both students and parents sign these forms when submitting them, indicating that the content is both complete and accurate.
The actual selection of new members is made by a vote of the five appointed members of the Faculty Council. In addition, evaluations may be reported to the Faculty Council from all faculty members to add to their information when considering selections.
The Student Activity Information Form is reviewed by the Faculty Council, along with any other verifiable information about the candidates relevant to their consideration for membership. The Faculty Council may wish to interview candidates personally. The leadership, service, and character of all candidates is reviewed carefully. Faculty council members then deliberate in order to guarantee that their decisions are based on accurate and complete understandings of all information presented for review. With the vote on each candidate, those candidates receiving a majority vote of the faculty council (3/5) are invited for induction into the chapter.