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National Honor Society Selection Process

National Honor Society Selection Process 

  1. Students are eligible to apply for National Honor Society (NHS) if they have an unweighted GPA of at least a 3.6.  The adviser will give applications to students who meet the GPA requirement.  Each student receives a copy of the NHS bylaws for review. 


  1. A faculty council consists of five faculty members.  The council makes all final decisions for selection, warnings, and removal of NHS members for SHS.  The faculty council is established by selection of the principal at the beginning of the school year according to bylaws.  No teacher can serve as a member of the council for more than one year.  The council consists of four faculty members and one guidance counselor. 



  1. Once students turn in NHS applications by the established deadline, the faculty council meets to review each application.  The council discusses the requirements established in the NHS bylaws including character, leadership, service, and scholarship qualities.  They also review behavior incidents from each student’s high school career.  Once reviewing the student’s application and behavior record, the council votes.  It takes a majority vote of the faculty council for a student to get accepted into NHS.  The NHS advisor facilitates the meeting, but does not get a vote. 


  1. Prior to notification of any candidates, the adviser must report to the principal the results of the faculty council’s deliberations for approval.  They will get a list of both selected and nonselected students in their report. 



  1. The adviser will notify students of the results. They will receive a notification in writing and all selected candidates will receive information about the induction ceremony. 

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