The Eustace High School Chapter of the National Honor Society follows the constitution of the National NHS organization, which is under the umbrella of NASSP. Per the National NHS Constitution: “Membership in the local chapter is an honor bestowed upon a student. Selection for membership is by a Faculty Council and is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities.”
Students wishing to be considered for NHS membership during high school are strongly encouraged to exhibit qualities that promote the purpose of NHS: “to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.” Membership in NHS is a privilege, not a right. Students that are in conflict with the purpose of NHS set forth in the National NHS Constitution, will not be offered membership and/or may be removed from membership of the EHS Chapter of NHS.
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors wishing to become members of the EHS Chapter of NHS are given the opportunity to apply for membership during the Fall semester. Upon application, each student’s GPA is reviewed to ensure that they have a 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Students are given an application that must be completed and turned-in by the publicized due date to continue the selection process. The EHS faculty is then given the opportunity to give input on those students that qualify to continue the selection process. When offering input on students, special attention will be given to “character, leadership, and service.” The NHS Faculty Council, consisting of five faculty members appointed by the principal, then convenes to review the completed application and faculty input of each student. If a student receives a minimum of three votes by the Faculty Council, they will be offered an invitation to be inducted into the EHS Chapter of NHS.
Students that have completed the application process and do not receive the required votes to be offered membership into NHS are permitted to an explanation as to why they were not offered membership. Students may contact the NHS sponsor for this information.
Students that are not offered membership into NHS may appeal the decision of the Faculty Council to the EHS Principal. Appeals must be made in writing and delivered to the principal or principal’s secretary within 15 school days of receiving notification of non-selection. The principal may request a meeting with the student to gather more information. In this case, students may be required to provide additional information at the discretion of the principal. Further appeals may be made utilizing the EISD grievance policy.
**Appeals not following this procedure will not be considered.