National Honor Society



Eligibility for the Peter H. Rickard Chapter of the National Honor Society is comprised of four components.

  • Scholarship: Students have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.30
  • Leadership: Students demonstrate a proven record of elected or appointed leadership within his/her community, including school co-curricular activities and athletics
  • Service: Students have a proven record of volunteerism
  • Character: Students have sound moral values acceptable to society’s standards

Membership begins in the eleventh and twelfth grades based on the academic review commencing third term of sophomore year. Upon meeting the scholastic requirements, the National Honor Society Advisor will notify each potential grade 11-12 candidate with instructions for completion of a NHS Portfolio. This includes evidence of Leadership, Service, Character, three (3) letters of recommendation and a personal statement. The Faculty Council, comprised of five (5) faculty members will review and recommend by majority vote all candidates for induction into the society. Students who do not receive Faculty Council approval for induction to the NHS may appeal in writing to the Principal whose decision will be final.