National Honor Society
MODERATOR: MR. ROSS AYER
- Based on a student's cumulative qualifying QPA and the recommendation of a current teacher
- The NHS uses a multi-faceted definition of character known as the 6 Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. A candidate will be able to demonstrate an outstanding record of conduct and behavior with regard to school and community rules, guidelines and policies, or be able to demonstrate sufficient growth and improvement to compensate for previous inadequacies.
- This pillar is considered highly important. Leadership exists in elected positions as well as effective participation in positions of responsibility in other activities offered on campus, such as athletic team captains, section leaders in band and chorus, and committee chairs in student groups. Leadership roles in both the school and community may be considered provided they can be verified.
- Service is generally considered to be those actions undertaken by the student which are done with or on behalf of others without any direct financial or material compensation. In considering service, the contributions a candidate has made to school, classmates and community, as well as the student's attitude toward service, are reviewed. All service references by candidates should include verification by an adult supervisor of the activity under consideration.
Current seniors (Class of 2021) are academically eligible when their cumulative weighted QPA is 3.875 or above. Current juniors (Class of 2022) are academically eligible when their weighted QPA is 4.0 or above. This difference is due to a change in our grading scale effective with the 2018-2019 academic year.