National Honor Society

Students in grades 10 (after semester 2),11, and 12 who meet the following pre-requisites are invited to join NHS:

Scholarship: 

Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 85 percent (2nd honors and above). You must be a student who works hard and places an emphasis and importance on your academic performance, homework completion, and classroom participation and performance

Requirements:

Second semester Sophomores, All Junior and All Senior Students who accumulate first or second honors during SIX High School (grades 9-12) grading quarters while attending CLS are eligible for induction into the Latin School chapter of the National Honor Society.

Junior and Senior Students who accumulate first or second honors during NINE grading quarters at CLS are also eligible for an excellence pin from the National Honor Society.

To be inducted, students must also maintain an excellent discipline record. 

Service:

 Students who make voluntary contributions to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit. Twenty to forty hours are required for induction consideration, and sixty hours must be completed before graduation. 

Leadership:

Students who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others. Students need to participate in at least one extra-curricular school club or organization.

Character:

The student is of good character and upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle. Students who cheat on tests and assignments, are disruptive in class, or are disrespectful to their teachers or peers, or have reputations of being trouble makers will not be considered as students of good character. Students who do not exemplify good character and high moral principals will not be voted in by the faculty council. 

Citizenship:

 The student demonstrates citizenship and understands the importance of civic involvement, has a high regard for freedom, justice, and democracy, and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organizations, and school clubs. 

All of the above categories will be under consideration when the faculty council discusses your potential membership in NHS, and votes whether or not to admit you as a new member. The final decision comes down to a majority vote by the faculty council. Your teachers decide if you will make a good representation of our school and be selected as a member of NHS or not. They can vote yes or no based on any of the above categories and pre-requisites. There is not a maximum number of students who can be inducted into NHS each year. 

 

Once you are accepted into NHS:

You must attend all meetings (7:30 am on the days of faculty meetings). Seniors must LEAD one service project with  other students - they do not have to be in NHS. It might be wise to promise others that you'll do their leadership project if they do yours. You can use my window to hang a signup sheet. Then fill out the form below to prove that you have done the service.  Sophomores and Juniors can either lead a service project (I recommend since it looks good to colleges) or participate in one of the other NHS leadership service opportunities. 

Students need to contribute at least 20 hours of volunteer community service. At least 10 hours need to be submitted by Dec 31st, and another 10 hours must be submitted before the May induction ceremony. Every hour must be logged on a volunteer log form from our campus minister. (Do extra hours to be eligible for graduation service awards)