National Honor Society

National Honor Society Information 
 
 
The National Honor Society of Hillsborough High School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of The National Honor Society. Membership is open to 11th and 12th grade students who meet the required standards in all four areas of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service and character. 
 
Scholarship: The scholarship criterion requires that a student take at least 30 credits each year and earn an cumulative weighted grade point average of a 95.0 (not rounded)
 
Leadership: The chapter requires at least one sustained leadership position. This position can be held in our out of school, must clearly demonstrate that the candidate directed a group of people, and must be described and documented fully per the directions set forth in the Student Information Forms. For the purposes of admission to the society, students may not use the same activity or field of interest for both the leadership and service requirement. The society is looking for diversity in it's member activities.
 
Service: For service a student must provide documentation of 20 hours of sustained school and or community service since entry to high school. By definition, service activities cannot be compensated, financially or otherwise. Additionally, this service cannot be provided for a member of the student's family. For the purposes of admission to the society, students may not use the same activity or field of interest for both the leadership and service requirement.
 
Character: To evaluate the candidate's character, the Faculty Council uses various forms of input: first students are asked for self-input in which they will identify and describe any issues that might be of concern to the Council: and second, members of the faculty, staff and administration are solicited for input regarding their professional reflections on a candidate's character.
 
The Faculty Council carefully reviews these forms and Student Activity Information Forms to determine membership. A majority vote of the Council is necessary for selection. Candidates are notified regarding selection or non-selection by the end of February. Non-selection appeals should be directed to the principal by the deadline date indicated on the non-selection letter. 
 
Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school in March to recognize all newly selected members. First and second year members are expected to attend the ceremony.   
 
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