The National Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service. The Tall Oaks Classical School chapter requirements for membership in NHS include maintaining a 3.75 grade point average and demonstrating the other requirements of leadership, service and character. TOCS determines eligibility and invites qualified students to join the NHS in their sophomore, junior or senior year.
The 2017/18 school year will be the inaugural year for the Tall Oaks Classical School chapter of the National Honor Society. The chapter has been thoughtfully planned to allow summer application time for students and a fall induction ceremony thereby enabling students becoming first-time members during their senior year to take full advantage of the honor as they apply for colleges.
Commitment and Benefits
Membership in the National Honor Society is a prestigious honor awarded to a high school student. Our chapter will work hard to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teachers, peers, and the community. Our chapter will strive to give practical meaning to the chapter’s standards of scholarship, Christian service, humble leadership, and Christ-like character. These four ideals are considered as the basis for our selection. No student is inducted because of simply a high academic average. Members must keep a minimum 3.75 cumulative unweighted GPA of high school credit courses and continue to uphold the service, leadership, and character standards of the chapter. Discipline records will be reviewed and faculty input will be considered for applicants.
As this is the inaugural year of the chapter, timing for member (student) meetings is currently being discussed. These meeting times will be made convenient as convenient to members as possible and likely occur monthly during a study hall window or early-release day window. All members will be expected to actively participate in these meetings as well as the design and implementation of an annual chapter project. Seniors will wear honor stoles at the commencement ceremony.