National Honor Society

 

Juniors and seniors who have at least a 3.50 weighted cumulative GPA are invited to apply to the GTJHS National Honor Society (NHS) near the beginning of each school year. Letters inviting qualified students to apply are to be mailed home in late-June. A copy of the letter can be found here.  If you do not receive a letter, please check that your cummulative weighted GPA is at least 3.50 before contacting the advisors. Contact advisor Paige Spangler (paige.spangler@fcps.org) or William Raymond (william.raymond@fcps.org) if you have further questions.

The NHS application for the 2018-2019 school year can be found here and is due no later than Friday, September 21, 2018 at 2:30 pm EST. Students are strongly encouraged to start working on this application over the summer to allow adequate time to strengthen any areas they realize may be lacking and to start gathering the required verification of activities.  Optional information sessions regarding the application process will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 2:30 pm in room 1409 and Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm location TBD.  Students and parents are encouraged to attend one of these sessions at which we will offer a presentation that will help explain the application process and give those in attendance the opportunity to ask any questions they may have. The same information is covered at each meeting so there is no need to attend both.  

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of five anonymous faculty members. Applicants will be notified about their NHS admission status by mid-to-late October.  An induction ceremony will be held on the evening of Tuesday, October 30, 2018 for those applicants who are selected to join NHS.

Once accepted, NHS members must meet certain expectations in order to maintain membership. These expectations include paying annual dues in the amount of $20, maintaining a minimum weighted GPA of 3.50 or higher, and completing a minimum of ten community service hours per semester (five of which must be through NHS-sponsored activities). Service log sheets documenting completed community service hours are due at the end of each semester to the NHS advisors. Both the Expectations Sheet and the Service Log Sheet give the specific due dates.