National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.
These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. Today, it is estimated that over one million students participate in activities of the NHS and its middle level counterpart, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and many U.S. Territories and Canada.
Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and providing community service.
* See below for attached community service paperwork (If PDF is downloaded, it will be a type-able form)
One of the highest honors conferred in high school is a student’s selection to the National Honor Society. Students who are members of the National Honor Society (Andastes Chapter) have worked hard to become members and have earned the respect of our faculty and school community. Membership in the Honor Society, is also however, an ongoing commitment to the ideals of the Honor Society, these include “scholarship”, “leadership”, “character” and “service.”
We fully expect and require that Honor Society members will continue to earn their status in our organization. To this end, we have the following expectations for our chapter members:
1. Attendance at monthly meetings
2. Maintenance of a 90% average
3. Completion of service consisting of 30 hours of community service
POLICY ON PAST DUE SERVICE HOURS
Parents of members who fall behind on the community service obligation will be notified by mail. The student’s past due service hours must be completed. Students who do not complete the required service hours within 10 days will be terminated as members of the Andastes Chapter of the National Honor Society.
POLICY ON MAINTENANCE OF A 90% AVERAGE
Parents of members who fall below the 90% average will be notified by mail. The students have until the next progress report or report card to improve their grades. Students who do not maintain their 90% average at that time will be terminated as members of the Andastes Chapter of the National Honor Society.
Members should understand fully that they are subject to dismissal if they do not maintain the standards of scholarship, leadership, service and character that were used as a basis for their selection.
We are very pleased that the majority of our members meet their obligations in a timely manner. We also hope that your child will take immediate responsibility for the ongoing requirements for the membership in the Honor Society.
Any questions regarding these NHS policies may be addressed to Ms. Clar at East Senior at 677-3316 or Mrs. Smilinich at East Senior at 677-3314.
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Advisors: Mrs. Smilinich and Mrs. Clar