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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!