East-West School of International Studies
Chapter of the National Honor Society
Eligibility Criteria 2019-2020
- Students must earn a weighted cumulative GPA of 88%. A “Grade Point Average” (GPA) is the cumulative weighted average reflected on the student’s transcript based on their entire high school career.
The GPA that will be used will be:
For Juniors, the end of the Fall term (January report card) of the Junior Year.
For Seniors, the end of the Fall term (January report card) of the Senior Year.
- At the time of the submission of the application, students must have passed (at a minimum) the Regents exams required for graduation.
- Juniors and Seniors will need a minimum of 10 hours of Leadership Credits to be accepted into National Honor Society (NHS).
- All Leadership Credits must be earned through extra-curricular school or community activities, clubs, and/or teams from within the East-West School of International Studies or in the community.
- A student must perform unpaid volunteer service to the school and/or to non-profit community based organizations in the local community. Service should be made on a long-term commitment. Colleges want applicants who have shown long-term meaningful relationships in a volunteer activity.
- Juniors will need 30 hours of Service Credits to be accepted into NHS.
- Seniors will need 40 hours of Service Credits to be accepted into NHS.
- A student must demonstrate high standards of character.
- The Faculty Council will consider subject area teacher input, Dean Updates, anecdotal logs, and other relevant data/materials when evaluating character.
- Reported violations of unacceptable behavior, violations of the school’s attendance, lateness, or cutting policies as well as a Dean’s records of inappropriate behavior can all adversely affect the chances of being accepted into NHS.
- Inclusion in the National Honor Society is a privilege and not a right.
- Student must attend mandatory meetings. Any student who is absent from 2 or more meetings without a valid excuse cannot be considered for application into NHS.
- Students must participate in NHS sponsored activities where attendance is taken and credit is awarded.
- Criteria for admission as well as the details for NHS sponsored community service projects will be discussed throughout the year and posted on the school website.
- There will be an information gathering process prior to the submission date of all applications. Strict adherence to all due dates is a prerequisite for admission into NHS.
- Volunteer service for the school and community based organizations will be credited as community service by NHS standard if the following benchmarks have been met:
- The organization for which you are volunteering does NOT make a profit.
- Based on the work done, the student does not benefit, other than morally, for the work that he/she performed.
- Students did not receive a grade for the work performed.
- The work done is meant as an outreach for those less fortunate in our community, or benefits the community in that people’s lives are bettered by the volunteer action.
- With the exception of pre-approved peer tutoring during a student’s lunch period, the service took place outside of the school day. Students may not use Teaching Assistant roles during the school day as volunteer service.
- Students who falsify information on their Candidate Information Form will not be allowed admission into NHS.
- Candidates who meet NHS requirements will be inducted at a ceremony to which family, friends, and community members are invited.
Click here for a Candidate Information Form. Completion and submission of this form does not guarantee selection. Should you have questions about this form, please contact Ms. Culicerto (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Prager (email@example.com).