A Minimum Requirements for Consideration
Students must fulfill the below requirements in order to be considered in the selection process for National Honor Society. The Faculty Council, which is comprised of five faculty members, will use the Selection Rubric in the consideration process. The Faculty Council will review each student's demonstration of the attributes of Character, Leadership, Service, and Scholarship as outlined the Official National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society website.
The student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior
The student must have a cumulative 3.5 G.P.A., which will be calculated after the fall semester of sophomore year
The student must be involved in at least one extra-curricular activity (be a member in good standing) or maintain a part-time job
The student must exhibit good character and behavior in his or her community and school, including maintaining academic/co-curricular eligibility for the entire school year
The student must complete 5 hours from the LIST approved by the NHS Faculty Council with an additional 10 hours from any First-Tier Community Service or Second-Tier Community Service. ( Note - The additional 10 hours may be a combination of Tier 1 or Tier 2. But, if they are all Tier 2, it is a lower score on the selection rubric.)
Community Service can take place from March 1st to the last Friday in February. Note that applications are due by the last Friday, so Community Service should likely be completed prior. (VERIFY with each school to make sure this date has NOT changed)
The student must collect signatures from supervisors in an on-going basis on the Community Service Log and Verification Form
Relatives (i.e. Parents/Guardians, etc) cannot serve as supervisors and cannot sign off on students' service hours
It is highly recommended that students record all hours, even above the 15 expected hours, if they want those hours considered by the Faculty Council.
Illegible hours, hours without a signature, or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
The student must complete the Induction Candidate/Membership Renewal Form, which requires that the student upload both sides of the Community Service Log. Due the last Friday of February.
Induction Candidates and Membership Renewal
Starting with the 2014-2015 school year, students who were inducted in the Spring of 2014 are considered as members of the National Honor Society into the following school year. In order to maintain their membership, these students will submit the same forms as the prospective inductees.
Submitting the NHS Online Form
Starting at the beginning of January, the NHS Induction Candidate/Membership Renewal Form will be available online and will be linked to this website. Using their BPS Google accounts, students will apply digitally. They will also be required to upload their Community Service Log and Signature Verification Form to their Google Drive accounts and then hyperlink them within the online form.
The students who are admitted by the Faculty Council into the National Honor Society for the first time will attend the Induction Ceremony in April. Family, friends, and other members of the community are encouraged to attend this event. Students who exhibit dedication to service by volunteering for 75 hours or more in one year will receive a special distinction as an Outstanding Volunteer.
For further information, visit the Official website for the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society.