National Honor Society Application for                                    School Year 2023-2024                                 Completed Application must be submitted by                                   August 11, 2023                                           Late Applications will not be accepted.    
Dear Prospective NHS Candidate:

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of Douglas County High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society. Membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. Our chapter has worked hard to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teachers, peers, and the community. Our chapter strives to give practical meaning to the Society’s standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four ideals are considered as the basis for selection. No student is inducted simply because of a high academic average. The National Honor Society strives to recognize the total student—one who excels in all of these areas

The National Honor Society is built on FOUR PILLARS:

NHS students uphold principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others.
NHS students have and will maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

NHS students are leaders who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life.

NHS students voluntarily contributes to his or her school and community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.
                                                                             Member Requirements

* Maintain cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 weighted or unweighted is required for membership and must be maintained.
Should a member’s GPA drop below a 3.5, a letter of probation will be issued indicating that the student has a period of 9 weeks in which to restore the cumulative 3.5 GPA. Should the member fail to improve, a letter of impending dismissal will be sent.

*Meeting Attendance
Members are expected to attend all meetings. Members missing a 2ND meeting will be placed on probation. Members missing a 3rd meeting will be immediately dismissed and forfeit all rights and privileges associated with NHS.

*Members are required to join the NHS Google Classroom and check their school email regularly.
Meeting announcements and other pertinent information will be posted in our Google Classroom

*100% Participation in all NHS service projects and fundraisers is required.  Participation means providing a sincere and significant contribution to all NHS activities.

*Completion of  ten hours of community service each year.

* NHS Dues : $20  Members must pay dues.


Failure to adhere to all expectations will result in the student not being in “good standing,” probation, or dismissal.

Only members who meet all Member Requirements will earn graduation regalia.

Email *
Last Name, First Name *
Grade Level for 2023-2024 School Year *
Co-curricular Activities- List all activities in which you have participated during high school. Include clubs, teams, musical groups, etc., and major accomplishments in each. Include the year, activity and accomplishment.
If the above section is left blank, please explain why.
Leadership Positions- List all elected or appointed leadership positions held in school, community, or work activities. Only those positions in which you were directly responsible for directing or motivating others should be included. For example, elected student body, class, or club officers, committee chair-person, team captain, work area manager, or community leader.
If the above section is left blank, please explain why.
Community Activities: List activities you have participated in outside of school that has contributed to the betterment of the community. (Examples: church groups, 4H, clubs sponsored outside the school, Boy or Girl Scouts, volunteer groups or community art endeavors.)
If the above section is left blank, please explain why.
Being selected for membership in National Honor Society is based on the Four Pillars of Membership—Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character. Students selected need to exhibit excellent qualities in each of the four areas. How do you represent these four pillars, and why should you be selected for membership in the National Honor Society? *
If there is anything else you would like the NHS Faculty Selection Committee to consider. in addition to the information you have already provided, explain in the space provided.
Provide the name and email address of at least one reference. *
Parents and students please type both names to indicate that you agree to and adhere to all NHS member requirements? *
My child and I are aware that the National Honor Society Sponsors will gather and use all pertinent information from this form, school records, and any other relevant source in considering my selection into the National Honor Society. *
Students must have recommendations from three teachers.   Please, provide the email address for each teacher.  *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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