National Honor Societies
Various honor societies are dedicated to recognizing our students’ academic achievements, and our school community benefits from the talents that honor society members share with their classmates as peer tutors. Information about membership eligibility and the application process for each honor society is available in the links below.
National Honor Societies
National Honor Society-Athenian Chapter
Junior National Honor Society
Greek National Honor Society
National English Honor Society
National Honor Society is a service organization devoted to scholarship, character, leadership and service. Members spend a year positively affecting the climate of the school, aiding students in their academic pursuits, helping organize school events, and giving back to the community through charitable service. Members are expected to tutor fellow students, volunteer at school events, and donate time toward helping a charitable organization.
Students are selected for membership based upon the following criteria:
Students in grades 10–12 who meet the requirements for membership outlined by their school’s chapter are eligible to be invited for membership.
Qualifications for membership, is based on the four pillars of NHS:
Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 85, B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. (Each school chapter is allowed to require a higher cumulative GPA.)
This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.
LeadershipThe student who exercises leadership:
- Is resourceful in solving new problems, applying principles, and making suggestions.
- Demonstrates initiative in promoting school activities.
- Exercises influence on peers in upholding school ideals.
- Is able to delegate responsibilities.
- Exemplifies positive attitude and inspires positive behavior in others.
- Demonstrates academic initiative.Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility.
- Demonstrates reliability and dependability.
- Is a forerunner in the classroom, at work, and in school or community activities.
ServiceThis quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or their community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous and enthusiastic spirit.
The level and duration of service will be evaluated by the selection committee. It is important for the applicant to write all relevant information pertaining to service.
The committee cannot accept additional information or anything erroneously omitted after a decision has been made, as stated in the policy of the National Honor Society. It is very important that you include all service completed.
CharacterThe student who exemplifies character:
- Is honest
- Shows good morals
- Has good ethics
- Is courteous
- Shows genuine concern for others
- Is respectful toward teachers, staff and students
NHS membership is not guaranteed to anyone meeting the grade point average requirement. The final decision for admission is made by the faculty selection committee, which will review all applications and faculty evaluations. Students are advised by letter of the committee’s decision. Students involved in an incident(s) of academic integrity may be declared ineligible for or removed from National Honor Society