National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization that recognizes exceptional secondary school honor students. Students are chosen by the majority vote of a five-member faculty selection committee on the basis of scholarship, leadership, service and character. To be eligible for membership, the candidate must be a member of the junior or senior class and have attended Notre Dame for one semester. Scholastically, a student must achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.7 GPA for the previous four (4) semesters (GPA is unweighted) or six (6) semesters for candidates in their senior year. Leadership is based on active participation in two (2) or more school and community activities. Membership alone in a club/organization/project does not guarantee acceptance into the National Honor Society. Candidates must have participated in the activities of the organization. The service requirement obligates students to participate in three (3) or more service project in the school and community. Character is measured in terms of integrity, behavior, and cooperation with both faculty and students.

Membership in the National Honor Society is both an honor and a responsibility. Members are expected to continue to demonstrate the qualities of scholarship, service, leadership and character. Failure to do so can result in warnings and dismissal by the faculty council. Deficiency in any or all of the above can disqualify a student from membership.


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