What is The National Honor Society?
The National Honor Society is a national organization that recognizes high school students for their achievement in academics, school activities, and community involvement.
To be a member of the BHS chapter of the National Honor Society, students must meet 4 requirements.
1. Maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA
2. Be involved in a school activity, club or sport (holding a part-time job outside of school will substitute for this requirement)
3. Perform 10 hours of community service (for a non-profit organization) each school year. These hours should be recorded on the service form. Please see the document below for additional information regarding service hours and what will or will not fulfill this requirement.
4. Exhibit good character: Any activity suspension that is the result of tobacco, alcohol or any controlled substance will make a student ineligible for membership during the application school year (this includes any violations that occur during the summer before the school year). In addition, any violation of the Code of Conduct, which is a part of the activities policy, will also make a student ineligible for membership and/or may be a basis for revoking membership. It is the student's responsibility to know the content of the Code of Conduct/Activity Policy (IDFB).
At the beginning of the second semester, an application will be mailed to those students with qualifying grade point averages. Copies of the application may also be obtained at the Student Services Office in mid-January.
Each year, in April, all BHS students that meet these requirements and complete the application process are recognized in the National Honor Society Induction Ceremony.
For additional information regarding the requirements for membership, see the following document links. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kincaid or Mrs. Brenden.
What can I do to earn volunteer hours?
To be certain that your hours will count, remember that NHS volunteer hours need to be performed for an organization that relies heavily on volunteers for its success. You can volunteer for any of our local nonprofit organizations such as March of Dimes, the Humane Society, the Heritage Center, Salvation Army, Open Your Heart Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, Seeds of Hope Thrift Store, Abused Adult Resource Center, United Way, American Cancer Society, Special Olympics, etc.
Volunteering is not something you need to do alone. Many times a school/church club or group may wish to volunteer as a service project. If you find a great volunteer project, ask your friends or family to volunteer with you and enjoy the oppotunity to help others.
Students at BHS should be aware of upcoming service projects and listen to the daily announcements. There are many opportunities for students to get involved in their community.
While there are many ways to help others, students should BEWARE.....there are some things that are just too difficult to verify and WILL NOT count for NHS service hours. See the volunteer service requirement link below for more specific examples of hours that WILL and WILL NOT count. If you have any questions, please be sure to contact Mrs. Kincaid or Mrs. Brenden.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions (pdf document)
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Questions that are frequently asked about volunteer hours
Important Document Links
2012-2013 Membership Information (pdf document)
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2012-2013 Service Guidelines (pdf document)
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2013-2014 NHS Service Log (pdf document)
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New Service Form for BPS NHS