Springlake-Earth High School

National Honor Society


Membership in the National Honor Society is both an honor and a responsibility. No student has a right to be selected for membership in a chapter of the National Honor Society. Students selected for membership are expected to continue to demonstrate the qualities of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Membership is granted only to those students selected by the five member faculty council. These members are appointed by the principal.

Membership may be open to qualified sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Freshmen, or ninth graders, are not eligible for membership. Candidates must have been in attendance at the school the equivalent of one semester. To be considered for membership, students must be on the recommended plan. The classes used to determine the grade point average are those stipulated by the National Honor Society faculty coucil and the high school principal. The minimum grade point average is 90 for sophomores, 88 for juniors, and 85 for seniors. All previously enrolled students must have an 85 cumulative grade point average. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of leadership, service, and character. The selection of each member to the chapter shall be by a majority vote on the faculty council. Membership will not be based solely on grades alone, as they (the council) are violating the Constitution and placing their charters in jeopardy.


Members are liable for dismissal if they do not maintain the standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character that were used as the basis for their selection. Members will be allowed limited warnings during their membership, but in the case of a flagrant violation of school rules or civil laws, a warning is not necessarily required. A student in Honor Society who fails to complete the required courses will be dismissed. Furthermore, a student who is dismissed or who resigns may never again become an Honor Society member.