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National Honor Society 2016-17

National Honor Society is a group of elite students at Hernando High School, as well as all over the country. In order to be a member of National Honor Society, one must maintain an overall average of 94. In addition to a 94 average, one must be enrolled in classes totaling four academic credits. A student is eligible to be inducted into the National Honor Society at the end of their Sophomore year. Being a member of the National Junior Honor Society has no effect on whether a student is inducted into the National Honor Society.

Conduct/Demerit Policy

As National Honor Society members, it is important that you adhere to current NHS policy. It is also imperative that NHS members understand the consequences of actions deemed inappropriate by the NHS Faculty Committee and realize that following  NHS as well as school policy is not something to be done merely perfunctorily, but it should also be done so that members present a positive example of National Honor Society and Hernando High School.

Because meeting dates and times are posted and announced via Remind 101 well in advance, NHS members should endeavor to attend every meeting. However, in the event a member must be absent from a meeting, Ms. Stefanski should be notified immediately. Any unexcused absence will result in one demerit. NHS members should also make every attempt to meet all deadlines. Missing a deadline will result in one demerit, and receiving three demerits is grounds for immediate dismissal.

The NHS Faculty Committee considers three detention assignments (lunch or after-school) to be excessive; therefore, a member who has been assigned detention three times will be put on probationary status with the fourth detention resulting in dismissal from NHS. If a student is assigned to ALC, DCAC, or suspended, he or she will be automatically dismissed. Also, any NHS member who does not participate in the completion of individual service hours or does not participate in at least one group project will be automatically dismissed. 

To remain active members of The National Honor Society, students must be enrolled in classes totaling four academic credits. Additionally, to be considered an honor graduate, an NHS member's semester GPA must be a 94 or better, and Algebra 1 plus three higher math credits or four sciences must have been taken previously.

Service Hours

The NHS Faculty Committee has determined that 24 hours of volunteer service is adequate to maintain NHS membership. Students should begin considering areas of particular interest that would be suitable for acquiring service hours. Careful consideration should be given when choosing an area of interest because once it is chosen, it cannot be changed. Each NHS member must have his or her 24 hours of service completed by April 2017. Any member who has not completed his or her service hours by the deadline will be immediately dismissed from NHS.

Remember:

  • Choose an area of service that interests you.
  • Service hours must be completed by April 2017
  • An area of service must be outside your family.
  • Tutoring will not be accepted as a service area.
  • Once a service area has been chosen, it cannot be changed.
  • Volunteer Hours may not be completed during school hours