What is National Honor Society?
The National Honor Society is an organization sponsored by school principals across the United States. Its purpose is to recognize students who have good grades, who are willing to serve others, who will lead others in positive directions and who show good character. Being an NHS member is often recognized as the highest honor a high school student can receive.
Who is eligible for NHS?
For NHS, 10th graders must have a high school cumulative grade point average of 3.500 at the end of the 9th grade year. 11th and 12th graders must have a high school cumulative grade point average of 3.250 at the end of the 10th or 11th grade year. Students must also have attended Fairfield Christian Academy for one full year of high school (grades 9-12).
How are nominees selected?
Students who meet the grade point average requirement may indicate their interest in being considered for induction by completing the NHS Activity Information form. Points are awarded for service and leadership. An essay is required along with 2 teacher/coach/pastor/adult leader/employer recommendations. The school faculty is then asked to make a final review of the students who have completed the requirements.
How do inductees become members?
Current members induct new members at a ceremony, which is held every year in November during the school day. Students who transfer from another school as a member of NHS will be accepted automatically if the student provides a “Letter of Good Standing” from his/her former school principal or NHS advisor.
What responsibilities do members have?
Members are expected to maintain the high standards for which they were inducted and contribute to the success of school activities. Each member is expected to participate in service projects and be a leader in the school.