NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
WHAT IS NHS?
NHS is a national service organization, which means their main focus/goal of NHS is to help! Local NHS chapters serve in their school and nonprofit organizations in the community. Their official motto is: “Service over Self."
WHO CAN BE A MEMBER?
Sophomores, Juniors, and Senior Hybrid or Flex students, or Guest students enrolled in 3 or more on-campus academic courses. Students who have a minimum 3.8 GPA will be invited to complete a Candidate Form. This is similar to an application but you are not competing against others for admission. Each NHS Candidate is considered individually using the standards established by the National Honor Society and included in CCA’s NHS By-Laws, which will be published online and available for your review when school starts in August.
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?
The selection process will begin in late August. After confirming each student’s cumulative high school GPA is 3.8 or higher, qualifying students will receive an invitation to complete a Candidate Form. Students will be given a firm deadline to submit their Form and any additional requested information.
A Faculty Council consisting of five teachers selected by the assistant principal will meet to review Candidate Forms and Candidate Feedback form (completed by all Upper School teachers), and will award membership based on the following general guidelines:
· Scholastic (minimum 3.8 GPA)
· Service activities
· Leadership positions
· Other student or community activities
· Responses from teachers provided on the Candidate Feedback Form, which can include both positive responses with regard to the student’s conduct and character, as well as any areas of concern.
All candidates who sought NHS membership by submitting their Candidate Form will be notified of their membership status via their Jupiter messaging, which will include an invitation to attend our NHS Induction Ceremony in late September or early October. If a Candidate is denied membership, they will be notified in writing of the general reason for the denial.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS OF BECOMING A MEMBER?
maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher
attending monthly chapter meetings
submitting $20 annual membership dues within 30 days of induction
regular participation in group service projects
completing 15 hours of individual service annually
An important part of being involved in National Honor Society is the opportunity for community outreach. Here's how our students are making a difference.