National Honor Society (NHS)

  • National Honors Society (NHS) Description

    National Honor Society is an honors organization, the foundation of which rests upon the scholarship of its members. In order to be eligible for membership in the National Honor Society, current students must be entering the 11th grade and have a least a 3.5000 cumulative un-weighted grade point average. Students must also have a clean academic record and no incidences that show a lack of character for at least the previous twelve months. In addition, applicants must demonstrate characteristics of leadership, service, and character, the cornerstones of NHS. Each year Seaholm’s NHS chapter participates in various service projects within the school and community. There are two mandatory events which all members must attend as well as a yearly requirement of 25 community service hours.NHS

    Advisor: Rochelle Rogers, rrogers@birmingham.k12.mi.us 

       Welcome to the Seaholm National Honor Society 

     

    Selection of Members

    1. To be eligible for membership, the candidate must be a first semester junior or a member of the senior class as designated by the bylaws.  Candidates must have been in attendance at Seaholm High School at least one trimester.

    2. Candidates must have a cumulative unweighted, unmodified scholastic average of 3.500 or above.  Candidates shall then be evaluated on the basis of service, leadership, and character.  The candidate must have the prerequisite grade point average and complete the Seaholm High School National Honor Society Application by the posted deadline. 

    3. If a student has received an academic misconduct, they are not eligible to apply for 365 days from the academic misconduct. 

    4. A description of the application process will appear on the Seaholm website under Athletics/Clubs tab and National Honor Society link. Selected members will receive an invitation to the induction in the mail.  The selection procedure shall be determined by the Faculty Council and shall be consistent with the rules and regulations of the National Honor Society. 

    5. Membership induction shall occur at the beginning to the second trimester of each school year, unless no qualified candidates emerge during the selection process.  Active members are expected to attend the National Honor Society Induction Ceremonies. 

    Application

    Juniors and seniors eligible for membership may download the 2020-2021 student application HERE

    Community Service Requirements

    Each member of National Honor Society is required to perform AT LEAST 15 hours of community service during the 2020-2021 school year. There are several opportunities for virtual tutoring. 

    Please keep track of your hours on the sheet below. Type your name in the field provided. Have the sponsor of the activity sign the sheet as you complete your hours. Parents should NOT be signing for hours. 

    ​Click HERE to download a community service form. 

    CHANGES TO SEAHOLM NHS APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 20-21 SCHOOL YEAR

    This year applications will be emailed to all Junior and Senior students who have the required 3.5 UNWEIGHTED GPA.

    If you have NOT had an Academic Misconduct since October 15, 2019 then you are eligible to apply. If you have had an Academic Misconduct since then you are no longer eligible to apply to NHS for this year.

    • Emails to the eligible students will go out on Monday October 19th.
    • Applications will be due Friday November 6th by email.
    • A virtual Seaholm National Honor Society Induction ceremony will occur on Tuesday December 8th at 6:30 PM- details will follow

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q. I have a 3.48 and didn't receive a letter stating I am eligible for NHS this year. Why?A. Per the National Honor Society requirements, candidates must have a cumulative unweighted, unmodified scholastic average of 3.500 or above.  

    Q. What happens if my GPA falls below at 3.5 during my time in NHS?A. Grade reports are typically run after the second trimester. Students currently in NHS whose GPA falls below a 3.5 unweighted will be put on academic probation for 6 months. During this time, students are expected to continue doing community service.

    Q. What happens if I didn't complete the 25 hours of community service?

    A. When joining NHS, students are aware of the 25 hour community service requirement. You will be suspended for 6 months for NHS until the requirement is fulfilled. 

    Q. I received an academic misconduct and am a member of NHS. What happens now?

    A. Students receiving an academic misconduct will be notified in writing and meet with an Assistant Principal. An academic misconduct results in a dismissal from NHS. Upon being told of the violation, the student has the opportunity to appeal the dismissal by coming before the Faculty Council to appeal this decision. 

    Q. I received an MIP and am a member of NHS. What happens now?

    A. Students receiving an MIP are suspended from NHS for 12 months