National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, the National Honor Society serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.
What is the purpose of the Lisle High School Chapter?
The purpose of the Lisle High School Chapter is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of Lisle High School. The LHS Chapter participates in several leadership and service activities throughout the academic year including a peer tutoring program, several fundraisers, and assisting with LHS events.
Who can become a member?
Membership is an honor bestowed upon a student. The Faculty Council selects and reviews students for membership based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Once selected, members must continue to demonstrate these qualities throughout their high school career. To be eligible for selection to this chapter, candidates must have been in attendance at Lisle High School for a period of at least one semester. Candidates eligible for selection to this chapter shall have a minimum weighted cumulative grade point average of 3.25 (effective 2018-2019 school year) by the end of their 4th semester of the sophomore year. Students who meet the scholarship requirement will have an opportunity to complete a form detailing their accomplishments in and commitment to service, leadership, and character.
What are the Four Pillars of NHS?
Scholarship: Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 85, B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. (Each school chapter is allowed to require a higher cumulative GPA.)
Service: This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
Character: The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.
What are my obligations as a member of NHS?
Students who accept membership and are inducted into the chapter should be aware of the time and commitment involved with this honor. Members are expected to attend all meetings. Members must also participate in chapter and individual service projects to benefit the school and community.
How do I find out more information about NHS?
For more information, please contact the NHS moderator, Mrs. Schwartz, in room 220.