The National Honor Society is an organization which honors students who are outstanding in scholarship, leadership, service and character. The Faculty Council chooses the students; the students do not apply.
The requirements for membership in the National Honor Society are as follows:
A minimum scholastic average of 4.0 (This average is determined by adding the weighted values for all of the major courses the student is taking in accordance with the national regulations.)
The Faculty Council evaluates how well the candidates meet the other three requirements of service, leadership and character. Definitive criteria i.e. school records, letters of recommendation, and an essay submitted by the candidate are used by the Faculty Council for their determinations.
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 resourseful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitude 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.
The National Honor Society publicly recognizes students for academic achievement, provides academic scholarships, encourages and provides opportunities for community service and re-enforces the spirit of friendship and cooperation within the school community.