NHS - Selection Procedures
National Honor Society
Matteos Ferrahian Chapter
Selection Procedure Description
The National Honor Society chapter of Ferrahian High School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in four areas of evaluation: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Students are selected for membership by majority vote of a five-member principal-appointed faculty council, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school each October.
Students in grades 10, 11 and 12 are eligible for membership. For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.95 or better on a 4.0 scale. Each fall those students who meet this criterion are invited to complete a Candidate Information Form that provides the faculty council with information regarding the candidate’s leadership and service (a minimum of 30 service hours are needed for eligibility.)
To evaluate a candidate’s character, the faculty council uses two forms of input. First, school disciplinary records are reviewed. Second, members of the faculty are solicited for input regarding their professional reflections on a candidate’s character. All Candidate Information Forms are carefully reviewed by the faculty council to determine membership. A majority vote of the council is necessary for selection.
Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all four criteria that led to their selection.
The Matteos Ferrahian Chapter of NHS will hold a yearly induction ceremony.