Applications will be available March 2024.
STUDENT ACTIVITY INFORMATION FORM
Membership in National Honor Society is based on scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Candidates need to have a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative grade point average (unweighted) or higher, fill out the application and submit it by the deadline date, and have a minimum of forty-five (sophomores), fifty (juniors) GPA and student activity points which must include a minimum of twenty volunteer hours (sophomores), thirty volunteer hours (juniors) accumulated throughout high school, in order to be eligible.
Points earned are determined as follows:
- 4.00 (25 points)
3.75 and up (22 points)
3.50 and up (19 points)
**NO ROUNDING UP**
Sports and Clubs
Each school sport (3 points per sport per year)
Each school Drama and/or Musical (3 points per drama/musical per year)
Each school club membership (1 point per year, Academic Challenge 2 points per year)
Each school club officer (2 points per year)
School Service and Honors
Magic singers, Marching band, and Pep Band (2 points per year)
Each marching band section leader (3 points per year)
**NO POINTS WILL BE AWARDED FOR CHOIR**
**NO POINTS WILL BE AWARDED FOR HONOR ROLL/MERIT ROLL**
Church groups, scouts, etc. (1 point per year of participation)
volunteering (1 point every 10 hours)
Non-school sports (3 points per sport per year)
Other points awarded at the advisor’s discretion
Membership in National Honor Society is one of the highest honors bestowed by Barberton High School. Selection to the National Honor Society is a privilege, not a right and is open to 10th and 11th grade students who have attended the school equivalent of one semester, and have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above. Membership is granted only to students whose completed applications are reviewed and selected by the Faculty Senate. The school’s selection process seeks to be fair, non-discriminatory, and consistently applied.
The first requirement, according to the local chapter, is that the student must have a minimum 3.50 cumulative grade point average (unweighted) or higher. Second, one must submit the on-line application by 2:45 P.M. on the due date. The application will not be available after 2:45 P.M. Third, a minimum of forty-five (for sophomores), fifty (for juniors) GPA and student activity points which must include a minimum of twenty volunteer hours (sophomores) thirty volunteer hours (juniors) is needed to be eligible.
When a student meets the above requirements, the Barberton High School faculty and administrative members are given a form to review and comment on a potential candidate’s leadership, service, and character. Faculty and administrative members are encouraged only to comment on those students with whom they have had sufficient contact.
One’s cumulative grade point average, application, total GPA/student activity points, and faculty comments will be presented by Mrs. McMullen to the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate will choose the students who will be accepted for membership in National Honor Society.
THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND BARBERTON HIGH SCHOOL HAVE ESTABLISHED THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION OF CHARACTER, LEADERSHIP, AND SERVICE:
constantly exemplifies desirable qualities of personality (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability)
takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously
upholds principals of morality and ethics; is law-abiding and practices good citizenship
cooperates by complying with school regulations and policies regarding attendance, dress code, tobacco/alcohol/drug use, general code of conduct, etc.
demonstrates the highest standards of honesty, reliability, truthfulness and integrity
shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others
observes instruction and rules, punctuality, and faithfulness both inside and outside the classroom
has powers of concentration and sustained attention as shown by perseverance in application to studies
is a positive role model for peers and others; demonstrates respect for self and others
demonstrates leadership in promoting and participating in school activities
exercises positive influence on peers in upholding school ideals and inspires positive behavior in others
demonstrates academic initiative and active involvement in the classroom
contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school
is able to delegate responsibility
exemplifies positive attitudes
is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility accepted position
demonstrates good organizational skills
willingly and cheerfully volunteers dependable and well-organized assistance to school organizations, church, and community
actively participates in extra-curricular and community activities; is willing to represent the class or school in inter-class or interscholastic competition
is willing to sacrifice personal time to offer assistance to others
works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities
does committee and staff work efficiently and without complaining; follows through with commitments
shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers, and fellow students