The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize 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.
Outstanding academic achievement allows you to be considered for induction into the National Honor Society. Selection for membership is a privilege granted to those who stand above their peers in scholarship, leadership, character and service to the school and community. NHS is considered to be an active club and each member must be involved in a personal community project as well as the club activities of a community and school service project, fundraising and monthly meetings. To be eligible for membership the candidate must be a member of the junior or senior class.
Students wishing to be considered for membership into the Franklin Heights High School National Honor Society will need to demonstrate outstanding performance in ALL four criteria of NHS – scholarship, leadership, service (school and community) and character.
Scholarship: based on academic average of 3.3 or higher.
Leadership: may include elected positions but also can include classroom, athletic, and community recognition as well.
Service: actions undertaken by the student which are done with or on behalf of others without any direct financial or material compensation. Consistent community service to an organization is preferred but a variety of experiences with a substantial time commitment would also be considered. Students need to show a connection to the school by being a fully functioning member in a variety (non-related) FHHS school activities over their high school careers. More emphasis is given to the year of application.
Character: use of a multifaceted definition of character known as the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship will be reviewed through faculty/sponsor recommendation forms and no school discipline issues.
The selection of each member to the chapter shall be by a majority vote of the Faculty Council.
Advisors: Mrs. Robinson & Mrs. Metzinger