National Honor Society
National Honor Society is much more than a club. It is a nationally-recognized service organization designed to elevate a school’s commitment to scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four core values form the backbone of all things associated with this 99-year-old organization (will be 100-year-old in 2021). Students in the National Honor Society participate in group and personal service projects, work within the community, uphold high moral character, participate in and lead school activities, and maintain an outstanding commitment to academic success.
Steps to becoming a member of the St. Johns High School chapter of National Honor Society:
- Have at least a 3.66 cumulative unweighted GPA in our 4.3 GPA scale.
Note: We will qualify students coming from other schools with different unweighted GPA scales with a base on the same 85% of the specific GPA scale from the school they enter from.
- Fill out the application. We will give it to you directly or we will mail it. Return it by the due date. National Honor Society is not for average students, so we will not accept late applications under any circumstance.
- Faculty Council (at least four, but no more than five teachers) will approve or reject each application.
- Mandatory Induction Ceremony attendance.
Steps to maintaining membership:
- Maintain the scholastic level of 3.66 GPA on our 4.3 GPA scale.
Note: Once you have completed a full semester at St. Johns High School, we will expect you to meet the same unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.66.
- Serve the community and school at least 20 hours per semester, to split into 10 hours of group service, and 10 hours of pre-planned personal service. We keep this in detail and track the student. You will need a supervising adult to sign your consent.
- Maintain leadership and activity in interscholastic activities.
- Maintain highest character standards.
- Attend 90% of the regularly-held monthly meetings.
Reasons for dismissal from National Honor Society:
Note: Once dismissed from the National Honor Society from any chapter, students are not eligible to reapply at that or any other chapter.
- Any of the above requirements are not met.
- Any law-related infractions.
- Any substance-abuse infractions.
- We can dismiss based on school discipline.
- If we discover any social media activity unbecoming of a member of the National Honor Society.
The mandatory induction ceremony is typically in early May unless circumstances make that impossible.