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NHS Requirements

National Honor Society Criteria—The National Honor Society is a prestigious organization, stressing the qualities of scholarship, character, service and leadership, which each applicant must demonstrate. Grade point averages are not rounded in determining honor society eligibility. The requirements are:

  • Students must have at least an 88 unweighted average
  • Students must have no discipline/behavior concerns either in or out of school
  • Students must have completed 80 service hours before they apply—documentation for these 80 hours is due by September 30
  • During the course of their senior year, students must continue service and must complete an additional 20 hours within their high school
  • Students must submit proof of service and have two letters attesting to their character and/or service
  • Students must hand in the invitational packet and letters when due in order to be considered
  • Students who are denied admittance will have recourse to appeal their denial through the channels outlined in the national handbook
  • Students are expected to maintain good standing through senior year in order to remain in the honor society

***Note Change Below......



For the 2021-2022 School Year:

  1. Students will be sent a letter saying that they are academically eligible in late August or early September if they have an unweighted average of 88 or above. 
  2. We will have our first general meeting in September where students will apply to be a member of NHS.
  3. The class of 2022 must complete 60 hours of community service, which is unpaid, volunteer service to a group or individual. Please be able to provide proof of service with a letter signed by the person or organization that you per formed service for, with a contact name, email or phone number for our verification. All hours must be completed by October 1st of senior year.
  4. In addition, students will submit the names of TWO faculty or staff members to the NHS advisor.  The advisor will then contact the staff or faculty member for a recommendation.
  5. Students must also submit a letter to the NHS advisor applying to become a member of NHS.

Once all these elements are verified, students will be sent an official letter inviting them to become an official member of NHS.

In October, we will hold a "Pin Ceremony" to celebrate the newest members of the Lakeland High School National Honor Society.