National Honor Society District Selection Procedures

Membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a student. The NHS brings the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teachers, peers and the community.

Standards
The four pillars of NHS used as criteria for selection are scholarship, leadership, service and
character. The NHS strives to recognize the total student; one who excels in all of these areas. To be eligible for membership in this group, a student must be a junior or a senior who has been in attendance at WTHS the equivalent of at least one semester and who meets the following criteria:
  1. Scholarship: Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or better.
  2. Leadership: Must act as a positive role model for others by demonstrating behavior which is beneficial and appropriate in contributing to the goals of the group. Must show motivation for leading the group to successfully achieve the goals. Must fulfill any responsibility or obligation accepted and exercise positive influence on peers in upholding school ideals.
  3. Service: Must participate actively in multiple school and/or community service projects or organizations throughout the year.
  4. Character: Must demonstrate qualities which society aspires to achieve and finds admirable. A Student of Character:
  • Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability
  • Upholds principles of morality and ethics
  • Displays courtesy, concern, cooperation and respect for others
  • Exemplifies desirable qualities of personality such as friendliness, selflessness and stability
  • Takes constructive criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously
  • Follows the rules and regulations regarding attendance and discipline as described in the Student Handbook.

Selection Procedure
Student
s are selected for NHS based on the above standards. Students may be selected only during the second semester of their junior year.
Step One: After first semester, any junior who has a cumulative GPA of 3.40 will receive a link to an online application through school email.
Step Two: Students must complete the application to the best of their ability by the designated due date.  Failure to submit the application by the designated deadline will indicate to the NHS Faculty Council that the student does not wish to be considered for membership.
Step Three: Applicants will be rated in the areas of the four pillars of NHS by the faculty at both campuses.
Step Four: The NHS Faculty Council (appointed by the Principal) will review the data and select the inductees by consensus based on the four pillars.
Step Five: Students will be notified by mail of the Faculty Council’s decision. They and their parents will be invited to an induction ceremony to be held in the spring. Juniors who are accepted in the spring will be considered full members the first semester of their senior year, but will be required to attend one NHS meeting the second semester of their junior year.


Maintaining Membership
Membership is more than an honor; it is an obligation to continue to demonstrate those outstanding qualities that were considered for selection. It also includes a responsibility to attend the meetings and to participate in the activities of the NHS. Any student failing to maintain the standards under which he or she was accepted may face probation and/or dismissal from membership in the society per the guideline set forth by the national association. The WTHS NHS Chapter has the responsibility of assuring the maintenance of the standards by which its members were selected.

WTHS NHS MEMBERS are expected to maintain the standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character by which they were selected. All members and the parents/guardians of the members of the WTHS National Honor Society are hereby notified that each member’s service, academic and behavioral records will be reviewed by the advisor and violations will be reported to the WTHS NHS Faculty Council. If a student is not selected for admission to the NHS by the Faculty Council, the Faculty Council will then indicate, upon student request, where the individual student was deficient in one or more of the non - scholarship criteria.

Copied from Warren Township High School Student - Parent Handbook

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