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National Honors Society

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits to join NHS?

  • NHS Students are eligible to apply for college scholarships and it looks great on college applications. Also, seniors who maintain good standing and complete all volunteer hours are eligible to wear gold NHS stoles at graduation!

What’s the GPA Requirement?

  • Minimum 3.6 Total Weighted GPA

What are the Application Requirements?

  • A complete NHS Application will have the following: NHS Application form, printed Transcript from Parent Portal (other transcripts will not be accepted), 5 Essays (All essays must meet 1 page minimum – essays that don’t meet the minimum will not be considered), Self-Disclosure, Club Rules Acknowledgement, and 2 Teacher Recommendations.

How many hours will I spend by being part of NHS?

  • 4 Tutoring Sessions, 5 Chapter Hours (Hours spent at official NHS Volunteers Events and/or Pre-Approved hours spent in service to the school), 20 Volunteer Hours (Personal Volunteer Hours), and NHS General Meetings once a month (Students may only miss up to one meeting per year).

Who Can Apply?

  • Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors!

How Do I Prepare to Apply for NHS?

  • Ask your teachers early for recommendations and start the essays now! Develop your volunteer and leadership experience and maintain good academic standing.

What Are Reasons Why an Application Would Get Rejected?


  • Applications are rejected for a number of reasons, including (but not limited to):

    • Missing any part of the application, including essays and resumes.

    • Incompletion or underdevelopment of any part of the application, including essays and resumes.

    • Late applications.

    • Transcripts that reflect GPAs below the required minimum or are not accessed from the Parent Portal.

    • Essays that fail to adequately explain and defend membership interest, character, service, and/or leadership.

    • Incomplete or false information provided on the self-disclosure form.

    • Negative teacher recommendation forms.

What Happens If My Grades Drop While in NHS?

  • If a student’s grades drop below the minimum requirement of 3.6 Total Weighted GPA, the student will be placed on probation for the first semester. If a student’s grades drop below the minimum requirement for two consecutive semesters, the student will be dismissed from NHS.

Is it Possible to be Dismissed for Non-Academic Reasons?

  • Yes, students must maintain good standing with the school. If students are caught for academic dishonesty or have been suspended for poor behavior, students will also be dismissed from NHS. NHS members are model students.

CUSD Board Adopted Non-Discrimination Policy

The Board of Trustees desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities.  The Board prohibits, at any District school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Meet the 2020-2021 NHS Board!
NHS Advisors
Christine Bak-Boychuk English Teacher
Michael Ushino Director of Choral Music
NHS Document Locker
Volunteer Sheet Semesters 1 and 2