National Honor Society

The National Honor Society, which began in 1921, is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. NHS members provide leadership for school-wide activities and sponsor a major service project during the year.

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapter of the National Honor Society is open to IHC students in their junior and senior years. NHS membership is a privilege, not a right. To be eligible:

  • Students must meet the national eligibility requirements of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character, as reflected in the letters of the NHS logo at right.
  • Students must have a cumulative average of 90% or above.
  • Students must be pursuing a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation when possible.
  • Senior students must choose three (3) electives from the following list, when possible:
    • Any AP Course
    • Psychology
    • Math 12
    • Physical Setting/Physics
    • Fourth level Language, pursuing a second Language sequence

NHS inductees are honored each year during a formal NHS induction ceremony at the High School.


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