JCHS National Honor Society

Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Reflection

Becoming a New Member

  • Once you are inducted as a member, you retain membership from year to year as long as you pay your yearly dues and meet your service hour requirements.  Returning members do not submit candidate information forms.
  • If you transferred from another school, and you were already an NHS member at your previous school, you can transfer your membership to JCHS.  The information below does not apply. Contact Ms. Allen for more information on how to complete your membership transfer. 

UPDATES FOR 2018-2019:  Each year, students who meet the grade level and cumulative GPA eligibility requirements receive a letter inviting them to supply more information for membership consideration.  We are planning to distribute these letters during the the first two weeks of the new school year.  
The JCHS chapter selects students for membership once per school year in the fall semester. 
National regulations require that you have been a student at JCHS for at least one semester.  Our local NHS Faculty Council may be able to waive this if you are a senior, you have had to change schools because of circumstances beyond your family’s control (for example, your parents are in the military and get moved around a lot), and you have a superior recommendation from your previous school.  Contact Ms. Allen if you think this applies to you.
Local regulations require that:
  • You are entering the 11th or 12th grade in the fall. 
  • You have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 without rounding as calculated by the Office of Student Counseling (check your end-of-year report card).

Students who meet the above will be evaluated by the local NHS Faculty Council.  To facilitate this evaluation, candidates for omembership are asked to submit a candidate information form.  The council looks for superior leadership, service, and character.  Candidates for membership must receive 3 out of 5 faculty council votes to be selected as a member.

Finally, national regulations require those who are selected for membership to participate in an induction ceremony.