National Honor Society
What is NHS?
NHS is a service-leadership organization built upon four major tenets: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
Who can be in NHS?
Students who have a minimum weighted cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher are eligible to fill out a candidate information packet. Packets must be completed and turned in by the deadline in order to be considered. A faculty council comprised of five members then reviews and discusses each completed packet to decide on candidates for induction. A student is not a member until he or she has been inducted.
Once a student is inducted are they in for life?
Students must adhere to a set of high standards of behavior (character) and academics (scholarship) and participate in chapter sponsored activities in order to remain a member in good standing. Students can be put on probation or dismissed from NHS if they violate its high standards. Students who have any discipline record in Facts could have additional consequences with NHS.
What does the NHS at OCS do?
NHS members at OCS are required to participate in and support two major community activities each year: Trunk-or-Treat for the church and Touch-a-Truck for the preschool. Additionally, students are expected to serve in the tutoring center after school. There are additional NHS service projects throughout the year that the leadership team set-up.