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National Honor Society. Application Packets– simplified!!. Eligible Students. 11 th and 12 th graders with the following: GPA of 3.7 or better No record of cheating or dishonesty Good standing with THS Administration. Downloading the Packet. THS NHS website:

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national honor society

National Honor Society

Application Packets– simplified!!

eligible students
Eligible Students
  • 11th and 12th graders with the following:
    • GPA of 3.7 or better
    • No record of cheating or dishonesty
    • Good standing with THS Administration
downloading the packet
Downloading the Packet
  • THS NHS website:
    • THS  Activities  National Honor Society
    • Scroll down to “Applying to NHS This School Year”
    • Choose the MS Word version or PDF
printing the packet
Printing the Packet
  • PDF or MS Word available
  • 1 packet, 2 teacher recommendations
  • Do it at home, in library before/after school, or during FLEX
filling out the packet
Filling out the Packet
  • Either…
    • Print MS Word and type your application
    • Print PDF and write legibly in blue or black ink
co curricular activities
Co-Curricular Activities
  • Anything that is an activity through THS
    • SCA, class councils, forensics, debate
    • RSEF (regional science & engineering fair)
    • sports teams, drama, music
    • clubs and other organizations
    • Drama and different plays
    • Band and different bands
    • Chorus and different choruses
    • Etc.
leadership positions
Leadership Positions
  • positions you’ve held through activities/clubs/sports affiliated with THS
  • officers or committee chairs of clubs or any extra curricular activity
  • team captains for sports teams or clubs
  • must be in High School, not before
logging service hours
Logging Service Hours
  • We MUST be able to verify your hours!!!
    • missing hours or signatures will result in the rejection of your application
  • there are (2) sections that require you to log service hours:
    • Section III: School Hours
    • Section IV: Community Hours
school hours
School Hours
  • anything you do with a sports team, club, or program through THS
  • not all school hours were actually done ‘on site’ at THS, but may have been affiliated with the school
  • must be in High School, not before
community hours
Community Hours
  • hours that you do ON YOUR OWN TIME through a church, youth group, with your family and friends, Boy/Girl Scouts, etc.
  • NOT affiliated with THS
  • must be in High School, not before
  • Any honor you received since being at THS but doesn’t have to be through THS (so high school aged, but not necessarily through this high school)
    • Can include coach’s awards and other team awards
    • Band Honors
    • Science fair placements
    • Honor roll
    • Church awards and community awards
  • We need to be able to verify your hours, honors, and positions
  • GET SPONSOR SIGNATURES and provide emails/phone #s (whatever you have)
  • When you can’t find a sponsor or they don’t live/work near you– email them!
  • Their email can satisfy as the signature and email if you attach it
  • Your parents MAY NOT verify your hours, awards, co-curriculars, or leadership positions
general tips
General Tips
  • Do not start this application at the last minute!!
  • Do not include original Key Club documentation of service hours or original Awards--- you will not get them back
  • Make a copy of your application so if you need the info in the future you have it--- you will not get your application back
essay question
Essay Question
  • Must be typed
    • handwritten essays will NOT be read and will count as a missing part of the application
  • 200 word minimum
  • DO NOT write more than 1 page
  • Should be double spaced, 12 ptTimes New Roman font
  • 1-inch margins (default on MS Word 2003, 2007, and 2010)
  • question is in packet (part VI)
teacher recommendations
Teacher Recommendations
  • You need TWO (2)
  • give them to your teachers ASAP– do not wait until the last minute
  • YOU must provide them with an envelope
  • teachers must seal the envelope & sign over the back
  • teachers must return them to you so you can include them in your packet
  • Your teachers know this!
    • they were emailed! 
you are responsible for
You are Responsible for…
  • Downloading the Application Packet
  • Printing the Packet
  • Filling out the packet (typed, blue, or black ink)
  • Providing your 2 teachers with envelopes (for teacher recommendations)
  • Providing the manila envelope for your application
  • Turning your application in to the NHS box in the main office!