About National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. NHS strives to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.
Every high school that is part of NHS has its own set of rules and standards that are laid down by its advisors. In addition, each state that has schools that are part of NHS has a state board and state advisors. The job of the state advisors is to make sure that each school follows the national charter of the National Honor Society.
What the qualities mean:
The candidate must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 for all completed high school credits. No rounding up is done.
Students are evaluated for leadership. This does not necessarily imply that a candidate must hold an office in an organization, but there must be evidence of the student's ability to lead.
The candidate must provide information that he or she has been and is currently active in school service and community service.
A person of character demonstrates the following six qualities: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship. The candidate's discipline record for the current school year shall be checked. Faculty members shall also provide input.