The purpose of the Greenwich High School Chapter of the National Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership and to develop character in the students of Greenwich High School. Students who are accepted into the National Honor Society are expected to peer tutor when a request is made, or explain their community service for senior year to the NHS Advisor in September of senior year. If a student fails to do community service in senior year, it is understood that the council may vote to rescind his/her membership.
In the spring of junior year, each student who has earned a five semester GPA of 3.6 or higher is invited to complete a membership packet. Those students with a GPA of 3.5 – 3.59 are also invited to fill out a membership packet with the understanding that they must have a 3.6 or higher by the end of the sixth semester. Students are asked to verify a minimum of 30 hours of service for each of their years at GHS and to show evidence of their character and leadership. Student must have a record free of any serious disciplinary actions.
The NHS Faculty Council is made up of one teacher from each house plus an advisor and guidance counselor. The Faculty Council meets during the month of May and reads each membership packet. The council then decides whether to accept or deny a student membership. Letters of acceptance or denial are sent out in July after the sixth semester GPA’s are verified. This GPA must show a 3.6 or higher. Students who would like to appeal the council’s decision may do so, but the appeal must take place ten or more days prior to the induction ceremony. No appeals will be heard after the induction ceremony.
New students to the high school in senior year, who meet the requirements, are invited to fill out a membership packet in September upon their arrival. Also, students who had a GPA lower than a 3.5 for five semesters, but earned a GPA of 3.6 or higher at the end of the sixth semester are also asked to fill out a membership packet. Students who were asked to fill out a packet in the spring are not invited again in the fall. They have missed the opportunity for membership.
The NHS induction ceremony will be held in the month of October. All accepted students and their parents are invited to attend the ceremony which is held in the high school auditorium.
Click here for information about the October 24, 2011 inductin ceremony.