Membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) is based on a student’s fulfillment of four basic requirements, beginning with “scholarship,” which is reflected by a strong academic record. Students who meet the minimum GPA requirement of 94% are eligible to be nominated by the NHS Committee, made up of the district’s academic supervisors. Nominees must be exemplary in all four areas outlined below to be considered. A student must be enrolled High School for at least one semester. Prior records in all categories are reviewed for transfer students. To be eligible for consideration for membership in the National Honor Society must meet the GPA requirements.
The four basic requirements for membership are scholarship, character, leadership, and service.
Juniors eligible for consideration for membership in the National Honor Society must have a 94% GPA. A student must be at North Forest High School for at least one semester. Prior records in all categories are reviewed for transfer students.
Teachers, coaches, and advisors will make assessments regarding character. Potential NHS members must possess distinctive qualities which include, but are not limited to:
Students eligible for membership must demonstrate effective leadership. This may be accomplished not only as an elected official, chairperson, or member of committees, clubs, organizations, and/or athletics, but also in the classroom by exhibiting intellectual curiosity, demonstrating positive behavior and attitudes, and accepting responsibility. The activity form provides space to identify specific leadership roles.
All potential members are asked to complete a Student Activity Information Form. A student must have been involved in a high school non-scholastic, service type activity (i.e., sports, chartered clubs, and student government) lasting two consecutive years. A student must also be involved in a second non-scholastic community or high school service lasting one year in duration. Participation in these activities will be verified. Lessons, Participation in Government (P.I.G.) service or salaried jobs do not count as non-scholastic service activities