National Honor Society
Juniors and Seniors who excel in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character may be inducted into the Ambassador Chapter of the National Honor Society. To be invfited to apply for membership, students must maintain a 90 percent cumulative high school average, show evidence of involvement in school and community activities, and of leadership positions. They must also obtain recommendations from two teachers.
A committee of teachers makes the final decisions about membership. Students who are inducted join the ranks of over 20,000 of the best students across the country as members of the National Honor Society. Locally, NHS members are involved in various service projects throughout the year, including elementary milk supervision, guiding tours at open house, and tutoring, as well as many other outside service projects.
Loudonville Christian School
By-laws for the Ambassador Chapter of the National Honor Society
Section 1 – Membership in this chapter shall be known as active and graduate. Active members become graduate members at graduation. Each active member is a voting member. Graduate members have no vote.
Section 2 – Membership in this chapter is an honor bestowed upon deserving students by the faculty and shall be based on the criteria of Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character.
Section 3 – To be eligible for selection to membership in this chapter, the candidate must have been in attendance for a period of one semester at Loudonville Christian School.
Section 4 – Candidates eligible for election to this chapter must be members of Sophomore, Junior or Senior class. Candidates eligible for election to the chapter shall have a minimum cumulative grade weighted average of 90 percent. This scholastic level of achievement shall remain fixed, and shall be the required minimum scholastic level of achievement for admission to candidacy. All students who can rise in scholarship to or above such standard may be admitted to candidacy for selection to membership. Their eligibility shall be considered based on their service, leadership, and character.
Selection of Members
Section 1 – The final selection of members to this chapter shall be by a majority vote of the Faculty Council consisting of five faculty members appointed by the principal. The chapter advisor shall serve as a sixth, ex-officio, non-voting member of the faculty council, acting in an advisory manner and fulfilling the role of facilitator at all faculty council meetings.
Section 2 – Prior to the final selection, the following shall occur:
a. Students’ academic records shall be reviewed by the Guidance Department to determine scholastic eligibility and a list of academically eligible students shall be provided to the Chapter Advisor and the Faculty Council.
b. Students who are eligible scholastically shall be notified and asked to complete the Student Activity Information Form for further consideration and selection.
c. The faculty shall be requested to comment on candidates determined to be scholastically eligible.
d. The Faculty Council shall review the Student Activity Information Form and faculty comments.
Section 3 – The selection of active members shall be held at least once per year, during the first semester of the school year. (Alternative or additional selection periods may be added.)
Section 4 – Upon election to the National Honor Society, each student and parent shall receive a letter or phone call notifying them of such and inviting same to attend the induction ceremony.
Section 5 – Candidates for membership who were not elected will receive a phone call and/or letter from the school principal informing them of the reasons for not receiving election to the society.
Section 6 – Students and parents of students not elected to the society have a right to appeal the decision through a review of any supporting information by the headmaster.
Section 7 – An active member of the National Honor Society who transfers from this school will be given a letter indicating the status of his/her membership and signed by the principal.
Section 8 – An active member of the National Honor Society who transfers to this school will be automatically accepted for membership if they are able to produce a letter indication their status from their former school. This transfer member will attain within one semester and them maintain the membership requirements for this chapter in order to retain his/her membership.
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