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National Honor Society Selection Criteria

Selection into the National Honor Society is based on student performance in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.  The selection process occurs after 1st semester and is initiated by screening 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students on the basis of their current cumulative grade point average.  To be eligible, students must have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher. The students who meet this requirement are then asked to fill out a questionnaire that includes listing service and leadership activities the students have been involved in and also expressing in writing their attitudes and beliefs regarding service, leadership, and character.  Students must complete the questionnaire to participate in the next step of the selection process.  After reviewing the questionnaire, teachers and head coaches, who have had direct contact with the students, vote by assigning point values to each of the three areas as follows:

4 = Exceptional, creative, unusual 
3 = Receptive, constructive, productive
2 = Cooperative but passive
1 = Negative, non-productive


Teachers may use tenths of a point in assigning values.  Each teacher will establish a point total, which combines a pro-rated value between 3 and 4 for the level of scholarship cumulative grade point average in addition to the scores for service, leadership and character. Students will then have an average score calculated from all of the teacher scores.  To qualify, a student must have a 12.0 average or above.

Members of the National Honor Society must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher in order to remain in NHS. If a student’s GPA falls below 3.25, he or she will have one semester to raise it.  If he/she fails to do so, the student may be removed from the National Honor Society.