Membership

Alamo Heights Chapter
Membership Consideration

NHS is more than just academic recognition. The NHS chapter establishes guidelines for selection that are based upon a candidate's outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Selection Criteria

Any student in grades 11 or 12 who has attended Alamo Heights High School for at least one full semester is eligible for consideration for membership in NHS.  Candidates complete the New Member Information Packet by the applicable deadline, which is reviewed by a five-member Faculty Council (a selection committee appointed by the principal).  The Faculty Council may also seek input on student performance from any faculty, staff member, or administrator at Alamo Heights High School.  

Candidates must be selected by the Faculty Council; only the Faculty Council can grant the honor of selection to candidates who have demonstrated outstanding performance in all four criteria.  The NHS adviser(s) supervise(s) the selection process.

The Faculty Council evaluates each candidate's application for membership based on the four criteria as established by the National Honor Society:

Scholarship:
Students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 95% or higher meet the scholarship requirement for membership in the Alamo Heights High School Chapter.

Service:
This quality is defined as the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, without direct financial or material compensation to the individual performing the service.

Leadership:
Student leaders are often viewed as those students who are resourceful, good problem solvers, involved in and promoters of school activities, idea contributors, dependable, and who are both organized and organizers. Experiences to be considered under the leadership criterion can include activities that originate in the school or community or both, as determined by the local chapter.
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Character:
The student of good character can be said to be one who upholds principles of morality and ethics; is cooperative and responsible; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and is a good citizen. Local chapters consider the values and traditions of both the local school and community when defining the character criterion.
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