National Honor Society

 

 

National Honor Society
National Honor Society Policy – Revised 12/5/16


1. Juniors, and reconsidered seniors are to be formally selected for NHS nomination by their Q1 cumulative GPAs from their junior and senior years respectively, which must be 90 or above.


2. For the purposes of selection, guidance, Powerschool and SPO are to be contacted to check for plagiarizing write-up slips and/or other offenses against school rules for which a student would have been suspended, or otherwise disciplined. If a potential candidate has a write-up for plagiarizing in 9th grade, but nothing since that time, he/she would still receive an invitation to join the NHS. If he/she has been written up for plagiarizing/cheating in grades 10-12, no invitation will be issued. If the potential candidate was suspended any time after 9th grade for any offense, during his/her enrollment at Taconic High School, that student would not be eligible for NHS membership. All nominations are at the discretion of the Advisor and the Principal.


3. If a current NHS member is caught cheating and/or plagiarizing, or he/she is suspended for any reason, he/she will be dismissed from the NHS. At the date of the dismissal, membership in the NHS will be removed from his/her transcript.


4. If a Taconic student has been observed outside of school engaged in an illegal activity, the student will not be invited to join the NHS or will be removed from the NHS if already a member.


5. Students transferring in from other schools and who have been enrolled at least since the beginning of their junior year at Taconic could be selected as applicants to the NHS if they meet the guidelines above. Any student who enters Taconic at or after the beginning of their junior year, AND who has previously been accepted into their sending school's NHS, will automatically be extended an invitation to join the THS NHS, providing no behavioral/plagiarizing issues have been previously documented by the sending school. Membership in the NHS would have no bearing on the new student's class rank or lack of rank at Taconic.


6. If a junior or a senior has a cumulative GPA of 90 or above AND elects to attend courses at BCC (or another comparable institution), they could still be selected as an applicant to the NHS. However, solely for the purposes of the THS NHS, those students’ GPAs would only be calculated on the basis of their THS classes.

 7. If the GPA of an inducted junior NHS member drops below a 90, he/she will be on probation until the 1st quarter of their senior year, at which time their GPA must be a 90 or above if they are to remain in the NHS.

8. If the GPA of an inducted senior NHS member drops below a 90, he/she will be on probation until the 3rd quarter of their senior year, at which time their GPA must be a 90 or above if they are to graduate with NHS honors.

9. If an NHS member student does not comply with one or more of the agreements within the NHS Expectations and Contract, he/she may receive a warning letter home. He/she also may have his/her membership status revoked at the discretion of the NHS Advisor and the Principal.


10. If a student is inducted into the NHS in December of his/her junior year, all volunteer hours from the beginning of that school year will count towards the necessary total of 30 hours by the following September.

11. No member’s nomination to be an NHS officer will be accepted if he/she is on probation.


12. A student who is nominated, or nominates her/himself for an NHS officer position, must comply with the NHS Expectations and Contract.