In order to be eligible for NHS selection at Cleveland High, a student must:
- be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade (9th graders are not eligible)
- have been in attendance at Cleveland High School for a minimum of one full semester
- have a minimum cumulative weighted grade point average (GPA) of 3.800.
who meet these requirements receive an invitation to participate in the
selection process. At that time, students are asked to complete an
Intent Form indicating whether or not they intend to seek membership in
NHS. All eligible students are requested to complete the intent form,
whether they intend to seek membership or not.
Students are NOT automatically selected for NHS membership based on
scholarship (grades) alone! Students are selected to join our chapter
based on outstanding performance in four criteria set forth by the
National Honor Society:
Faculty Council consisting of five (5) classroom teachers is
responsible for evaluating students who wish to become members. The
Faculty Council is appointed by the Principal each year. The NHS Advisor
is a sixth, non-voting member of the Faculty Council.
who choose to participate are asked to complete and submit a Student
Information Form, which includes sections for students to provide
information regarding discipline issues, service activities, and
leadership skills. (More detailed information on these criteria is
provided below.) This information will allow the Faculty Council to
make objective, professional decisions regarding selection of candidates
based on the four criteria of NHS.
Once the Faculty Council has
selected students for membership, students are notified in writing of
their selection status. Students will receive a letter regardless of
whether they are selected for membership or not.
students who are selected for membership, an induction ceremony is held
in which selected students officially become members of our chapter.
Participation in the induction ceremony is mandatory for all new
Cleveland High School has two (2) selection periods each year:
- During the fall semester (September/October), SENIORS (and only seniors) may be selected.
- During the spring semester (March/April), sophomores and juniors may be selected.