HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF N.H.S.?
Students may apply for the National Honor Society at the beginning of their junior year. Students should prepare for NHS membership during their 9th and 10th grade years. Preparation should include community service, leadership roles in clubs, and other activities which may be used for service/leadership. The application requires 2 SEPARATE leadership roles and 2 SEPARATE community service locations.
Beginning Monday, August 8, 2016, interested students may check an eligibility list (posted by student number) outside of Room E061 on the wall and may then download the application from our N.H.S. website.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to budget constraints, applications and letters advising students of their eligibility are no longer sent home or to the class rooms.
Students must check the posted list and then download the application. The application is on the bottom of this home page! Applications will not be printed for the students.
THE APPLICATION EXPECTATIONS:
A student must demonstrate outstanding qualities of scholarship, character, leadership, and service to the community.
The minimum requirements are:
Scholarship – A minimum of a 3.75 cumulative GPA is required (or 87 weighted official rank points for juniors/129 weighted official rank points for seniors.) Please note this is a change from last year's eligibility requirements.
Leadership – A minimum of two leadership positions (SEPARATE LOCATIONS) within the community are required. School club officer positions are acceptable for general membership.
Service – A minimum of two separate activities are required. These activities may NOT BE school sponsored. These must be true community service events/activities. Verification from a sponsor (a parent/guardian may NOT VERIFY service hours) is required. These service hours MAY NOT BE FROM THE SAME LOCATIONS! Please see specified directions on the application. All service hours must be from your high school years (9th, 10th, 0r 11th grades) not from middle school.
Character – A total of three (3) recommendation forms must be submitted by the student from current or previous high school level teachers. Download the teacher recommendation form at the bottom of this page below the application form. Read all directions in their entirety. These must be turned in all together with your application. Do not give them to your teacher and ask them to turn them in. This is your responsibility. The application must be turned in in its entirety. Incomplete applications will be returned to the student.
Mrs. Dorris, Mrs. Baker, Mr. Nero, Mr. Bell, Mrs. Benedict, or Mr. Brown may sign off on your referral section. Please see any of them before or after school for a signature.
Students who apply may not have any referrals (other than cell phone referral) on their record. Seniors who are new applicants may not have any referrals for any of the 3 years. Juniors may not have referrals for their 9th or 10th grade years.
APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP WILL BE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD BEGINNING Monday, August 8, 2016 and are due on or before Friday, August 26th, 2015 by 2:30pm.
Students are responsible for retrieving the information. CdS will NOT print or provide paper applications to the students. The application is at the very bottom of this page. Click download, open, and print. Additionally, you must download the teacher recommendation form and follow the directions on that page as well.
Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications are due on or before August 26th, 2016 at 2:30pm.
If a student does not have the required items in a required category, the application will be reviewed by a committee. For example, a student only has ONE leadership position-we will review this information. Reviewing does NOT GUARANTEE membership.
It is the responsibility of the student to see if they have been accepted.
Notices of acceptance will not be sent. Students must take responsibility to check for their own acceptance into NHS.
Announcements will be made when the acceptance list has been posted. Students must then check on the wall outside of E061 to see if they have been accepted.
Once accepted into NHS:
1. As a new member you must pay your membership dues by the end of the first semester. If your dues is not paid by the end of the first (1st) semester, membership is suspended. Membership dues is $35.00 for two years. New seniors must pay $35.00 even though this is their only year of eligibility. Returning seniors do not need to pay again if they are still academically eligible. New Juniors pay for their Junior and Senior year at the beginning of their junior year. If academic eligibility becomes a concern, dues is not refundable. Additionally, if you are a new senior, you still pay $35.00 even though it is only for your senior year.
2. You must complete 45 total hours of community service within the school year. You may use 12 hours community service from summer activities. You must volunteer at a minimum of 2 separate locations for your community service. You may not gather all 45 hours from the same location.
If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Dorris via EM at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs Baker at email@example.com. We are the Co-Sponsors of the NHS Chapter of Corona.
Monthly meetings are mandatory. You may only miss one meeting per semester.
Monthly meeting dates are posted on the calendar (located on the left side of this page) click the link. . PLEASE BE ON TIME. MAKE SURE TO SIGN IN. JUNIORS SIGN IN ON THE NORTH DOOR ENTRY AND SENIORS AT THE SOUTH DOOR ENTRY.
Returning members do NOT NEED to reapply for membership into NHS. Even if your ID number is on the list. However, if you are a senior and you chose NOT to participate last year, you MUST APPLY this year. Induction will then be mandatory for you as well as all juniors. Induction will be in either September or October. Announcements will be made as the time gets closer. If you are a Junior and did not complete your service hours or did not turn them in on time, you will be required to reapply as a senior.
ALL CLUB MEMBERS:
NHS Meetings: NHS meetings are held once a month (or every other month depending on the needs of the club) during both lunches in Lecture Hall "B". In order to get students out to lunch quickly we ask that you arrive ASAP. The faster you arrive the faster you are out of there. Meetings are brief but contain very important information for all members. As specified above, members may only miss ONE MEETING per semester (2 total for the year). Membership will be suspended if you miss more than 2 meetings. Of course any school related activity is excused.
In addition, membership dues must be paid for all new members by the end of the first semester. Failure to pay dues will result in membership being suspended. Juniors will need to reapply next year as seniors. Seniors who have not paid dues will not be eligible for stole and tassels at the end of the year.
NHS members please remember that you represent not only yourselves and Corona del Sol, but also the NATIONAL CHAPTER of NHS. Please keep that in mind when you are out in the community, here in the school community, and when you are on social media sites. What you say / do on those sites and in public venues can be detrimental to your reputation and to the NHS in general. Please always be conscientious and appropriate. As with any club, sport, or school sponsored activity, members and participants are held to a higher standard.
NHS members need to check this site and EM frequently for updated information regarding chapter events and community service opportunities. It is the members responsibility. The NHS secretaries will send out regular group / mass EM regarding meetings, service opportunities, etc. so students MUST CHECK for these EMAILS.
Once accepted, the monthly meetings are as follows:
NHS officers this year are:
PRESIDENT: Carson Pyatt
VP: Katelyn Stys
Historian: Nicole Hinshaw
Treasurer: Drew Ketterman
Co-Secretaries: Amy Surrency & Josh Reyes
Co-Community Service Reps: Alexis Eisa and Jennifer Rice
Co-Induction Chairs: Smita Gopal and Dorothy Settles
All club meeting dates this year are in lecture hall B during both lunches. Some meetings may be cancelled if there is a lack of business to attend to, but please plan accordingly and then listen to all announcements.
11/18, 12/9, 1/20, 2/17, 3/16, 4/20
Please make sure you have signed up to receive the REMIND.COM mass message for important meeting information. Contact any officer for this information.