NHS Selection Process

  1. GPA of 2nd semester sophomores, all juniors, and seniors are reviewed.
  2. All students with a GPA of 3.25 and above can apply. Applications will be given to qualified students by the sponsor of NHS.
  3. Qualified students will be given a specified time to complete the application (usually 2 to 4 weeks). The application will have the deadline listed, and applications received after that deadline will not be accepted.
  4. The applications will be made available to the whole faculty to review. The faculty will use a rating sheet and assign points (1-4) based upon the students' applications, character, leadership, and service. Teachers will vote only on the students they know well enough to make a judgment.
  5. The five member faculty council and the NHS sponsor will review the rating sheets. Scholastic points ranging from 1-4 will be assigned to each student. A student with an A average will receive 4 points; A- average will receive 3 points; B+ average will receive 2 points; and B average will receive 1 point. The teachers' ratings of 1-4 in each category of character, service, and leadership will be averaged. The student who has obtained an average of 3.25 or better qualifies for entry into NHS.
  6. Students will be notified as to whether they made the 3.25 cutoff.
  7. If a student who is very close to the cutoff (3.0 or 3.1) feels that something has been overlooked, he or she may make a request to the sponsor for an appeal. An applicant must realize that appeal is a rare process and must be able to prove an error has been made. The faculty council will hear the appeal from the student. After taking the statements of the student into account, the faculty council will vote (the sponsor does not vote). The majority rules. The appealing student will be notified of the decision. The decision is final.