National Honor Society Criteria
The Honor Society chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built.
Scholarship: Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 85 percent are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character.
Service: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.
Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle. A candidate must have no recorded incidents of cheating or intentional dishonesty. Disciplinary records such as those for cutting classes or of knowingly violating school regulations are considered during the application process. Instead, a candidate must be willing to assist classmates and staff, as well as to support ethical, acceptable behavior in all situations.
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Applications for National Honor Society must be completed online. Details will be mailed to all juniors and seniors in November and December. Student eligibility for the Locust Valley chapter of NHS is determined at the beginning of junior year.