National Honor Society- By-Laws (Click Here) Updated March 2017
A student must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and have attended HAHS for one semester to be considered for membership in National Honor Society.
Selections for membership will be based on the four criteria established by NHS: Scholarship, Service, Character and Leadership. The four areas will be compiled mathematically, each area being weighed equally. The compilation process will be done by the NHS Chapter Adviser. The Faculty Council will take these scores into consideration before voting on the applicants. The NHS Chapter Adviser is a non-voting member of the Faculty Council.
Scholarship - Ratings will be determined strictly by grade point average.
Service - Ratings will be determined by participation in HAHS extra-curricular activities
(as outlined in the HAHS handbook) and outside of school ‘Service’ activities. The greater the participation, the higher the rating.
Character - Ratings will be obtained from a faculty evaluation based on the following qualities:
- Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously
- Consistently exemplifies desirable qualities of behavior (cheerfulness, friendliness, stability, poise)
- Upholds principles of morality and ethics
- Cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, office, halls, etc...
- Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability
- Regularly shows courtesy, concern and respect for others
- Observes instructions and rules, is punctual, and faithful both inside and outside the classroom
- Has powers of concentration, self-discipline, and sustained attention as shown by perseverance and application to studies
- Manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work, and showing unwillingness to profit by the mistakes of others
- Actively helps rid the school of bad influences or environment
Leadership - Ratings will be obtained from a faculty evaluation based on the following qualities:
- Is resourceful in proposing new problems, applying principles, and making suggestions
- Demonstrates initiative in promoting school activities
- Exercises positive influence on peers in upholding school ideals
- Contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school
- Is able to delegate responsibilities
- Exemplifies positive attitudes
- Inspires positive behavior in others
- Demonstrates academic initiative
- Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility; conducts business effectively and efficiently; demonstrates reliability and dependability
- Is a leader in the classroom, at work, and in other school or community activities
- Is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility accepted
- Is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude