The National Honor Society is a national organization recognizing high school students for their achievement in four areas: scholarship, character, leadership, and service. The Upper St. Clair Chapter selects members in the second semester of the students’ junior year, so that the members can provide services to the school during the members’ senior year.
The students who are selected to become members of the National Honor Society must meet requirements in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Juniors who have attained a grade point average of 3.5 unweighted or above (no rounding) have satisfied the criteria for scholarship. The academic qualification is based on grade point average and not on weighted class rank.
Student whom have met this academic requirement will receive a National Honor Society Candidate Survey in mid-February. According to the National Honor Society Handbook, these “surveys are not applications for membership, and that review of information gathered does not guarantee election.” Any candidate who submits a survey does so with the knowledge that his/her character will be evaluated and discussed by the Faculty Council. If a student wishes to be recognized in the areas of character, leadership, and service, then the student must be willing to have these areas discussed and evaluated. If the student considers discussion of his character to be a violation of his/her privacy, then he/she does not have to submit the survey for evaluation.
National Honor Society Candidate Surveys are due to Mrs. Carlino by 2020 date TBA. NHS applications were mailed home on 2020 date TBA.
- Unweighted GPA is calculated in early February, at the start of second semester.
- The NHS candidate survey is given to all juniors who meet the 3.5 unweighted cumulative GPA (no rounding) informing them that the student has met the academic requirement.
- The candidate survey includes information for prospective members of the goals and objectives of the National Honor Society and the selection process and requirements involving service, leadership and character.
- The completed application is returned by the candidates who are interested in the National Honor Society organization to Mrs. Carlino by the assigned date.
- A member Faculty Council, selected by the Principal and under the direction of the National Honor Society Adviser, reviews each candidate in terms of service, leadership and character. All names will be removed from the applications before review by the Faculty Council.
- A letter is sent to the parents and student notifying them of the selection. All applicants will be notified.
- A mandatory rehearsal and induction ceremony is held in April.