Junior and senior students who have maintained a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.5 or better are eligible scholastically for the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society. A high GPA does not guarantee consideration or membership. Students will also be judged on leadership qualities, character traits, service to others, positive attitude, good citizenship in the school and outside community, and by the demonstration of a high standard of values indicative of those embodied in the teachings of St. Elizabeth High School.
NHS members are expected to follow all school rules and be positive role models for other students. For this reason, there is a discipline policy both for admission into the NHS and for continued membership.
In order to be eligible for acceptance into NHS, students may have no more that two demerits for the year at the time of induction. To maintain membership, no more than a total of four demerits are allowed in a single year. A warning letter is sent upon receipt of the third demerit, and dismissal from NHS may result upon receipt of a fifth demerit.
Students are invited to apply in the fall of their junior or senior year. There is an application form that must be completed and accompanied by an essay written by the student. Application packets are due to the Counseling and Learning Services Office in early October. New members are tapped and inducted in early November of each year.