National Honor Society is much greater than an honor roll or a varsity letter; these students are expected to strive in everything they do. Members are recognized by going above and beyond in the classroom and in the world’s society. Students that obtain this honor are not just your “average” student; these students show four main areas: Character, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. Members of National Honor Society are in grades 11 and 12. High School students are selected through meeting the specified criteria below and may not be selected even if they met the standards.
Requirements for consideration:
- 3.3 GPA and passed all five parts of the OGT
- Starting with your sophomore year you must have participated in at least two extracurricular activities each year. All activities will need verification by the initials of that activities supervisor. (School Administrators can only sign if coach or advisor is no longer employed by Elgin School District). Also each candidate will have had a minimum of 40 hours of documented community service during one’s high school career to qualify.
- Complete the Student Activity Information Form correctly. Any oversights, mistakes, or failure to fill out any section of this form will disqualify you from consideration.
- You must have TWO teacher references of your choice (must have had teacher for one full school year) and ONE reference from an activity advisor.
- All documents MUST be handed in on or before the due date. Any late papers will immediately disqualify you for contention into National Honor Society. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.
- All prospected candidates and parents must sign the Code of Conduct verifying the rules and standards of National Honor Society and the consequences if they are not followed. Failure to sign and hand in the Code of Conduct disqualifies the candidate.
Once all of the above requirements are met your information will then go to the Faculty Council to be judged independently and equally in each of the four areas.
Although you are to be commended for your hard work and maintaining a high scholastic average, please understand membership is not guaranteed to anyone who fills out the required documents. If you have any questions regarding National Honor Society or membership, please contact Advisor Bob Douds.
Active NHS members meet the first Wednesday of every month in Mr. Douds’ room during Comet Period Room 66