Membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. Our chapter has worked hard to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teachers, peers, and the community. Keystone Oaks' chapter strives to give practical meaning to the Society's standards of scholarship, service, leadership and character. These four ideals are considered as the basis for selection. No student is inducted simply because of a high academic average. The National Honor Society strives to recognize the total student - one who excels in all of these areas. The standards used for selection are:
Scholarship: 3.75 cumulative grade point average
Leadership, service and character: as demonstrated by activities and teacher evaluations
Membership, however, is more than an honor. It is an ongoing responsibility and an obligation to continue to demonstrate those outstanding qualities that result in a student's selection. Membership also carries a responsibility to the chapter. If our NHS chapter is to be effective and meaningful, each member must become involved.
- Members must participate in one group service project. The NHS executive council will chose at least two group service projects and all members must participate in a minimum of one such event throughout the year.
- Members shall have the responsibility for choosing and participating in an individual service project which reflects his or her particular talents and interests and is approved by the chapter adviser. This is in addition to the chapter projects to which all members contribute.
- Members are expected to attend monthly meetings throughout the school year. Attendance will be recorded. Three unexcused absences will result in disciplinary action.