Students who excel academically and model exceptional responsibility can become members through a local selection process that concludes with induction into the school’s National Elementary Honor Society chapter.
Membership provides an outstanding means to prepare and shape students for their middle level and high school experiences.Membership is based onthe following traits:
Scholarship- 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.)
Responsibility The responsible student is one who demonstrates many positive qualities, including (but not limited to):
- high standards of honesty and reliability
- a cooperative and supportive disposition
- courtesy, concern, and respect of others
- good citizenship
Thus, responsibility can be demonstrated in the student’s behavior at school, at home, and in the community.
Service- This quality is defined as the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, without direct financial or material compensation to the individual performing the service. Chapters are called upon to engage their membership in meaningful service-learning activities and to promote the value of service among all of the students in the school.
Leadership- Student leaders are often viewed as those students who are resourceful, good problem solvers, involved in and promoters of school activities, idea contributors, dependable, and who are both organized and organizers.
This quartet of traits—scholarship, responsibility, service, and leadership—when recognized and demonstrated in members of the NEHS chapter, builds stronger individual students. This is a core belief of the organization.
Students who are chosen and inducted into The NEHS Chapter at Sutton are obligated to complete the following tasks to remain members of the NEHS:
- $20 Dues
- Participation in a rehearsal before the induction ceremony (during school hours)
- 5 mandatory meeting (1st Wednesday of the month from 2:50-4:30)
- Participation in 4 NEHS projects
- 5 Service hours outside of school hours
- Manage a NEHS notebook (Provided by the school)