NHS - National Honor Society
National Honor Society
National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization affiliated with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Students who qualify as NHS members for sophomore, junior and senior year are recognized at Gabrielino’s graduation ceremony with a silver cord.
Eligibility Requirements Students in grades 10–12 who meet the requirements for membership outlined by their school’s chapter are eligible to be invited for membership. Each chapter is required to publish its qualifications for membership, which is based on the four pillars of NHS:
Scholarship: Per national guidelines, students must, at minimum, 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).
Service: This involves voluntary and direct contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
Character: 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.
Applying for NHS
Applications are now being accepted for the 10th-12th grade students. They are due no later than October 13th at 3:30pm. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Please note that in order to qualify for the year you will need to maintain a 3.0 GPA and complete 30 hours of community service by March 29, 2024. These hours should be logged using the community service log sheet that will be released after eligibility has been confirmed. Community Service hours must be completed from October 20,2023-March 29, 2024. Community Service hours will be verified after spring break and an email confirming qualification will be sent. Falsification of hours will be grounds to enact the consequences articulated in the Academic Integrity Policy.
Please direct application questions to Ms. Melissa Jones at [email protected].