The National Honor Society is open to all juniors and seniors who have maintained a 90 average unweighted. Students are invited into this club at the start of their junior year. This club meets virtually once a month and is involved in community service, and tutoring. Students who are not invited to attend at the start of junior year are able to apply for membership in junior or senior year of high school if all the requirements are met. For more information, please contact the club advisor or refer to the National Honors Society section in the student handbook.
Every fall juniors and seniors with a 90% unweighted GPA are asked to participate in the NHS selection process. During a mandatory informational meeting, eligible juniors and seniors are given a packet that outlines the selection process. It requires candidates to fill out forms by listing activities, clubs and community service in which they have been involved. Candidates are required to have been involved in at least one MHS club/sport prior to the current year. All claims on each form must be signed and verified by coaches and advisors. The coaches and advisors will rank candidates on a scale of 1-5 (1 being the lowest) on the candidate's role for each activity. A candidate must have a rank of 5 for at least one leadership role and a rank of 5 for a community service role in order to be accepted into the club. Additionally, candidates must have completed a minimum of 25 hours of community service. Forms must be turned in on the mandatory due dates. After the forms have been turned in, five copies will be made for the five members of a faculty council. Using the forms, the faculty council then determines the acceptance of each candidate based on evidence of a candidate's leadership, upstanding moral character, and community service. Students are informed of their acceptance or denial through a letter given out at a meeting after school. This meeting usually takes place in late October or early November. The NHS induction ceremony typically occurs in mid to late November.
What We Do
NHS is a community service club. We hold various fundraisers to donate money to nonprofit causes. One of the most common activities we do is provide bagged lunches and hygiene bags to The Trenton Soup Kitchen. NHS members are also Montgomery High School ambassadors; therefore, we provide services within the school community such as ushering at graduation and guiding parents at Back-to- School Night. Our most active and popular service we offer is tutoring.
National Honor Society members offer free tutoring services to their peers. It is entirely student run, which means that we have tutoring committee heads that take tutor requests and also assign the tutors to students in need of help. If you would like to request a tutor from NHS please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, your grade, your A1 block teacher and the class (including the level, i.e. CP or AP) in which you want to be tutored. Please indicate all of the days and times that you are available to meet with a tutor after school. You should receive a response in 7-10 days. It is greatly appreciated if it is the student in need of help who contacts NHS Tutoring, as we like to see students take charge of their own education.