Welcome

The National Honor Society is a
service
organization where student members
participate in a variety of volunteer activities.
Members are expected to uphold the qualities of service, leadership, character, and scholarship while being actively involved in their school and in their community.
The National Honor Society recognizes these students for demonstrating excellence in these four pillars and encourages them to continue challenging and improving themselves through school and community service.

 

If you sit down at set of sun
And count the acts that you have done,
And, counting, find
One self-denying deed, one word
That eased the heart of him who heard,
One glance most kind
That fell like sunshine where it went
Then you may count that day well spent.

But if, through all the livelong day,
You've cheered no heart, by yea or nay
If, through it all
You've nothing done that you can trace
That brought the sunshine to one face
No act most small
That helped some soul and nothing cost
Then count that day as worse than lost.

~George Eliot



NHS in a Nutshell

Current Members: 

 1. Complete one (1) NHS mandatory activity.
    Minimum time commitment varies by activity, and       hours don't count toward the required 25 hour             minimum.
2. Perform at least 25 hours of volunteer community       service. Service must benefit the community NOT      a for-profit business!!
    a. No more than five (5) hours of service in any                single event activity counts toward the 25                   hour requirement
    b. Document via letters from the sponsors
    c. TURN IN HOURS IN MARKING PERIOD IN                WHICH THEY WERE EARNED.
    d. Hours earned as an integral part of a PINK slip             organization--or their Booster Club--do NOT                 count toward the 25 hour minimum.
            (No double-dipping rule)
    e. Double-dipping rule applies to coursework as                 well: You may not submit classwork for                      volunteer hours or submit a class as an                      organization.
3. Actively participate in at least one (1) school-                sponsored organization/sport/club (PINK slip).
4. Maintain 3.5 or better cumulative GPA.
5. Demonstrate leadership and be of good character.


Prospective Members

(rising juniors and seniors):

 1. Perform at least 25 hours of volunteer community        service. Service must benefit the community NOT      a for-profit business!! 
        a. No more than five (5) hours of service in any 
            single event activity counts toward the 25                     hours 
        b. Document via letters from the sponsors 
        c. TURN IN WITH YOUR SELECTION                            PACKET
        d. Hours earned as an integral part of a PINK                 slip organization--or Booster Club--do NOT                 count toward the 25 hour minimum. 
            (No double-dipping rule)
        e. Double-dipping rule applies to coursework                   as well: You may not submit classwork for                volunteer hours or submit a class as an                    organization. 

2. Actively participate in at least one (1) school- 
    sponsored organization/sport/club. 
3. Maintain 3.5 or better cumulative GPA 
4. Demonstrate leadership and be of good character 
5. Complete selection packet in the Summer 
6. Final selection determined by a vote of the NHS             Faculty Council
The NHS Faculty Council takes violations of academic integrity to heart. 
Our goal is to use National Honor Society as a vehicle to recognize and celebrate students of character.
Academic integrity lies at the foundation upon which learning is built. 
Succumbing to either internal or external pressure to cheat places a student in a precarious position. 
Cheating jeopardizes learning,
 impacts a teacher's perception
of your character, and
sabotages your membership in NHS.

It is not enough to avoid detection of dishonesty.

 A student with character acts honorably in the classroom and in all academic endeavors.

A student with character acts morally
and takes responsibility for failing to adequately and appropriately prepare by accepting a lower grade that may result from the student’s lack of sufficient preparation.

A student with character neither copies
 nor permits another student to copy
 from his or her work. 

A student with character understands that academic integrity knows no gray areas.

NHS membership is reserved
for students with character.


 
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  Please remember that NHS requires community service, not just volunteering.  This means that the student’s volunteer service must provide a community benefit.  Additionally, for a student’s hours to qualify as volunteer community service, the student may not benefit from his/her service.  Hence, a student may not earn NHS volunteer service credit while volunteering for a Booster organization or other group that supports one of the student’s reported school-sponsored organizations/clubs.

NHS Candidate Selection packets are available under Candidate Checklist  on the right side Navigation bar.  Candidate eligibility letters are mailed home in early July to rising juniors and seniors after final grades are posted.  

Membership in NHS is by invitation only and can be revoked if a student fails to uphold the NHS standards of service, leadership, character, and scholarship.

Any member or prospective member may see Ms. Dickmann in room 132 or may email her at cdickmann@ucfsd.net 
with any questions/concerns.