Seniors and juniors with a GPA of 3.30 may be considered for nomination to the NHS. Other criteria for nomination include positive evaluations from faculty members in the areas of leadership, service, and character, and students must have current Honor Roll status. The NHS Faculty Council, composed of selected faculty and staff members, is responsible for identifying those students to be invited for membership. The Council serves as an advisory group to the NHS Moderator in reviewing students for membership, probation, or dismissal.
New senior and junior NHS members are informed of their acceptance after the first-semester grades have become official. The induction ceremony takes place in May. To remain in the National Honor Society, the student must maintain a GPA of at least 3.30 and Honor Roll status for the rest of his/her high school career.
Any member who fails to make Honor Roll or fails to continue exhibiting any one or more of the four marks of NHS - academics, service, character, and leadership - will be reviewed by the NHS Faculty Council for dismissal. Dismissal from the NHS for any reason is permanent, but decisions to dismiss may be appealed.