The National Honor Society Selection Process

Every chapter has different qualification for membership based on the four pillars of National Honor Society: character, scholarship, leadership, and service. Chapters are required to publish their selection procedures and methodologies publically. The National Honor Society’s National Constitution publishes the general eligibility requirements that include:

  • Attending school as a sophomore, junior, or senior
  • Maintaining a minimum 3.0 (B) average
  • Demonstrating volunteer or service hours
  • Preserving an excellent record of attendance and behavior in and out of school
  • Participating in leadership roles in extracurricular and/or community activities.

QDA NHS Selection Process

1) All second semester students in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade who have maintained a 3.00 GPA.

 2) Prospective members will be given a candidate form to complete that will assess their character, scholarship, leadership, and service. A firm deadline will be clearly stated on the candidate's form as well as through email. 

3) After the deadline the candidate forms that are incomplete will be removed from consideration. 

4) Remaining candidate forms will be evaluated by the prospective member's teachers and Instructional Supervisors who will rate the student on a scale of 1-4 for their character, scholarship, leadership, and service.

5) Candidate forms will then be evaluated by the National Honor Society Faculty Council. The council consists of five faculty members from QDA. 

6) The Faculty Council will approve/deny membership based on teacher and Instructional Supervisor evaluations.