The National Honor Society is a student organization that...
- Is composed of juniors and seniors of high character and scholarship who desire to better their community.
- Promotes and provides opportunities for further student involvement in community service and school leadership.
Benefits of being a member of the National Honor Society:
- It is an outlet for creative volunteer and leadership work.
- It provides an organized way for students to give back to the community.
- Colleges and universities nation-wide recognize NHS members for their demonstration of academic and extracurricular excellence.
Requirements per year:
- Annual dues of $20
- 20 individual volunteer hours (minimum), including 5 tutoring hours - record of hours with non-family adult signature(s) confirmation completed in part by late January and in full by early May
- 10 hours (minimum) participation in various chapter-wide projects
- Attendance at biweekly chapter meetings (see handbook for meeting schedule)
- The application window spans the first and second weeks of school in September.
- Applications are reviewed and new members selected by a panel of anonymous faculty members.
- Minimum requirements for application:
- junior or senior status
- completion of at least one semester at CHS
- 3.5 cumulative GPA
- successful completion of at least 2 Honors/AP courses if applying as a junior
- successful completion of at least 3 Honors/AP courses if applying as a senior
- demonstrated dedication to leadership, scholarship, character, and community service
(Please note: meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee selection)