Honor Societies

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is an organization of junior and senior students who are elected by a faculty committee. The criteria for membership are:

  • Scholarship (maintain a 3.5 GPA or above)
  • Character
    • Teachers past and present will attest to your classroom/school behavior
    • Attendance will be monitored throughout the year
      • No more than three (3) days out per term
      • School activities do not count toward the three absences
      • Extenuating circumstances must be on file with nurse
      • No more than three (3) tardiness per term
  • Leadership and Service
    • Have an ongoing involvement in at least three community service activities, one of which must be outside the school
    • Participation in sports may be considered as a community service activity but can only be one of the minimum three

If elected as a member of NHS, you must:

  • Attend all meetings
  • Tutor one PHS student per year, usually one day per week
  • Help with the senior citizen luncheon
  • Help raise money to help with community activities
  • Maintain GPA of 3.5
  • Participate in other NHS activities