The National Honor Society (NHS) 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. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921.Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS and NJHS. NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
Membership in the C.B. East National Honor Society is both an honor and a commitment to the demonstration of scholarship, service, leadership, & character. Maintaining one's membership is dependent upon the continuous demonstration of these qualities that earned each member's selection.
Please note, after induction, all MEMBERS will:
1) Maintain the necessary 3.700000 cumulative weighted GPA.
2) Attend monthly membership meetings. Absence will require additional service time equivalent to missed meeting time.
3) Participate in 20 hours (10 hours per semester) of NHS-sponsored projects or activities with our school and community partners. Members are expected to continue community service activities on their own. This year, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, students will be permitted to acquire half of their service hours from outside service. To get credit for out-of-school service or 'flex' hours, members must submit an Hours Verification Form signed by an adult who is not a family member. Please note, service opportunities will be available to our members through our own signup calendar beginning in FEBRUARY 2021.
NOTE: Seniors must complete their hours one month prior to Graduation; Juniors have until the last day of school.
4) Adhere to all Central Bucks rules & policies.
In the event that a member fails to comply with any of these requirements, the East Faculty Selection Council will review his or her membership status with the intent to dismiss. If a Junior fails to meet these requirements, he or she may be required to relinquish membership and will not be able to reapply. Any Senior who fails to meet these requirements may be required to relinquish membership and will not be honored as a NHS member at the graduation ceremony.
Students whose grades fall below a 3.7 GPA will have one marking period in which to raise his/her grades to be in compliance with our chapter's requirement. A member's rolling cumulative GPA at the end of the next marking period will be used as the benchmark for compliance.