•  
    What is National Honor Society (NHS)?
    It is a nationwide organization in the United States and consists of many chapters in high schools. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
     
     
     
    Comments (-1)
  • What is the criteria to be inducted into the National Honor Society?
     
    Induction into the National Honor Society is based on the following criteria:
     
    Scholarship is based on your GPA at the end of Sophomore year. In order to get invited to apply, you need an 87.5 GPA. If you meet this requirement, you will recieve an invitation to apply in the mail at the beginning of October.
     
    Leadership is based on appointed or elected offices in the school and community.
     
    Service is based on voluntaray (unpaid) hours giving back to the school and community.  At least 20 hours of varied community service is required.
     
    Character is based on the recommendation of 5 teachers of your choice.
     
     
    It is a point based system with a rubric. After applications are collected, a team of 6 teachers meet to review the applications and apply points where appropriate. Anyone who meets the minimum points required is invited to join. 
    Comments (-1)
  •  

    What are the requirements once you are a member?

    Accepted students must pay their yearly dues, attend most of the monthly meetings, participate in yearly service projects, complete the required amount of service hours and attend the induction ceremony.

    Comments (-1)
  • Do I have to reapply to NHS each year?

    No, you do not.

    Comments (-1)
  •  

    If I am dimissed can I reapply later?

    No. If you are officially dismissed from NHS (not placed on probation or suspension) you may not reapply.

    Comments (-1)
  •  

    If I dont get accepted as a Junior, can I apply as a Senoir?

    Yes. Students who meet the academic requirment will be contacted and will recieve an application packet.

     

    Comments (-1)
  •  
    Interested in applying to the National Honor Society?
    You must be a Junior or Senior to apply and your cumulative GPA must be an 87.5 or better. Must have 20 or more hours of varied community service completed. You will receive a letter home if you are eligible to apply to National Honor Secoity. A anonymous committee of teachers will review your application and decide if you will be inducted in to the New Paltz Chapter of National Honor Secoity.
    Comments (-1)
  •  

    Is it possible to be dismissed from NHS?

    Yes. A student must be in good standing each year to maintain membership.

    Comments (-1)
  •  

    What can I do as a Freshman or Sophomore to prepare?

    Candidates must have at least 20 hours of community service over their first two years of high school. You MUST have signatures to document this community service, and it must be with an accredited organization (ex. Family of New Paltz, Scouting, Church groups, hospitals, YMCA, etc.). Community service is not the only criteria for admission to NHS!  The selection committee also looks at leadership (elected positions, team/group captains, committee members, etc). Character (teacher recommendations) and of course scholarship (GPA) are of utmost importance.

    Comments (-1)
  •  

    Who can write a teacher recommendation?

    Any teacher or faculity member except a NHS advisor.

    Comments (-1)
  •  

    Please contact the NHS staff advisors if you have any other questions. The staff advisors can be found on the NHS homepage.

    Comments (-1)
Last Modified on October 22, 2020