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Membership in the Tusquahoma Chapter of National Honor Society is an honor given to students in the spring semester of their junior year, who exhibit the highest standard of Scholarship, Character, Leadership, and Service their school and community.

In order to be considered for membership, students must fill out an information packet in the spring semester of their junior year. If a student is not selected for membership, he/she may reapply in the spring semester of senior year.

Scholarship Criteria

  1. The student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 (no rounding) as reported on their transcript. 
  2. Students must have the required academic requirement courses appear on their transcript by their 5th semester:
    1. English I, II and III
    2. Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II
    3. Biology I, Chemistry I, and 3rd additional Science credit
    4. Civics or Human Geography, US History, and 3rd additional Social Studies credit
  3. Students must have at least 4 upper level academic courses from the list below:
    1. Advanced Math
    2. Anatomy and Physiology
    3. Art II, III or IV
    4. Biology II
    5. Business Computer Applications
    6. Calculus
    7. Chemistry II
    8. Computer Science
    9. Digital Graphics
    10. European History
    11. FACS II
    12. Foreign Language I, II, or III
    13. Introduction to STEM
    14. Law Studies I, II or III
    15. Medical Terminology
    16. Pre-Calculus
    17. ROTC III, IV
    18. STAR
    19. Yearbook (1 credit for participation in all years)
    20. Advanced Band, Choir, or Orchestra (1 credit for participation in all years)
    21. Physical Education I, II, and III including sports and ROTC I and II (1 credit for participation in all years)
    22. Any additional Duel Enrollment (DE), Advanced Placement (AP) core or elective course (not listed under the 2nd criteria).
  4. Students must be enrolled in at least 3 academic courses (math, science, social studies, English, foreign language or any DE/AP elective) during both semesters of their membership.

Character Criteria

  1. Students must receive at least 6 teacher recommendations. Teachers will give special considerations to behavior, attitude, honesty, attendance, and punctuality.
  2. Students applying for membership will not be considered if they receive more than one major discipline report. Current members will be dropped from membership if they receive a discipline report (major or minor). Discipline records will be checked at the time of application and before graduation.

Leadership Criteria

  1. Students must describe at least 2 examples of ways they have demonstrated leadership abilities during their high school years. These examples must be specific and include duties performed.

Service Criteria

  1. Applicants must submit at least 2 examples of service to their school or community during their high school years. These examples must be specific and should include duties performed.

Maintaining Membership Once Inducted:

To maintain membership in the National Honor Society, students must

  1. Pay $10 dues prior to the induction ceremony
  2. Maintain earned GPA of at least 3.3 (to be checked 3 weeks prior to graduation).
  3. Complete four service projects during the year.
  4. Receive no Discipline Reports.
  5. Be enrolled in three academic courses both semesters.
  6. Attend induction rehearsal and ceremony
  7. Maintain the highest levels of personal conduct, loyalty to school, respect for self and authority, and honesty in class work and dealing with others.

Failure to meet any of the above requirements will result in being dropped from membership in the National Honor Society. Sponsors will contact parents if student has failed to meet the criteria for membership.

The 2021 Induction Group will be given a transition grace period. Student academic requirements can meet the criteria listed in either the 2019-2020 or the 2020-2021 handbook.