National Honor Society
NHS Membership Criteria
Membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) is an honor bestowed upon a student in recognition of her academic diligence and noteworthy comportment.
As stated in the Oakland Catholic handbook, only those students who achieve the necessary cumulative grade point average (3.75 Cumulative Weighted GPA) by the end of their sophomore year will qualify to apply for membership to NHS. The faculty council will then evaluate each candidate on the basis of leadership, service, and character. Once selected and inducted, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate and uphold above-mentioned qualities.
Active NHS members are required to do a minimum of five hours of volunteer work every month and to show proof of this work to the chapter adviser. Members who resign or are dismissed are never again eligible for membership or its benefits. *Do not lose hope if you were not selected at the end of your sophomore year! If you are not academically eligible at that time, you will be reconsidered at the end of your junior year.
4 purposes have guided NHS chapters from its 1921 inception:
- Create enthusiasm for scholarship.
- Stimulate a desire to render service.
- Promote leadership.
- Develop character.