Selection Process

The Arthur P. Schalick High School Chapter of the National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is an organization based on four areas of student recognition: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. There are several stages in the selection process.

Stage 1--In order to be considered for membership, students must:

1. be a junior or senior (for juniors, grades 9 and 10 are evaluated; for seniors, grades 9, 10, and 11 are evaluated);

2. have been in attendance at APSHS for the semester prior to selection;

3. have a cumulative academic average of 91.00% or above OR a weighted GPA of 3.600 or above

Stage 2--Students meeting the above requirements will be notified. Those who would like to be considered for membership must complete the information packet given to them, including essay and required commitment to service recommendation, by the specified deadline. Selection is NOT automatic.


Although all students who meet academic requirements will be notified, they may not meet other requirements: poor discipline record, attendance, etc.  All requirements include, but are not limited to, those detailed below.

Stage 3-- Candidates will then be evaluated by the Faculty Council in the areas of leadership, service, and character. All candidates will then be notified of their selection or non-selection. Evaluation will be based on the following characteristics of leadership, service, and character:

A student who exhibits LEADERSHIP qualities:

A student who SERVES:

A student of CHARACTER:

Appeals Process: If a student wishes to make an appeal after non-selection, they must do so in writing to the NHS advisor(s) within 10 calendar days of notification of non-selection.