Criteria for selection
Membership in the Pascack Hills/Valley High School Chapter of the National Honor Society is to be based upon scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Membership is an honor bestowed upon a select group of students by the school faculty through the Faculty Council. More specifically the criteria for selection are as follows:
Any student with a Grade Point Average of 3.7 or better will be considered for membership. This GPA will be based on
Only students enrolled at Pascack Hills/Valley High Schools for a period equivalent to one semester are eligible for membership.All faculty members* will be surveyed for NHS nominations. These nominations are to be based on a judgement of character and leadership and are to be made only by faculty members who know students from the classroom, support or administrative services and/or co-curricular activities.
Incidents of a disciplinary nature will be considered by the Faculty Council if they are documented events of which both the students and the parents were notified at the time they occurred.Consideration will be given only to those students who ACTIVELY participate in school and community activities. Successful candidates for membership must be involved in service or volunteer activities for a minimum of 30 hours. All club sponsors will be surveyed for activity ratings of students.
The National Honor Society Faculty Council will make the final selection in the spring of junior year based on the criteria listed above in numbers one through four.
*Faculty includes all part time and full time faculty (this does not include advisors/coaches who are not also employed in a certificated position in the school during the school day.)
Notification:All students under consideration will be notified in writing of the Faculty Council’s selection decision. Students who are not admitted to the National Honor Society will be informed in writing of the reasons.
A student and/or parents may appeal the decision of the Faculty Council. The request for consideration must be made in writing to principal.A meeting of the Faculty Council will be convened to allow for a clarification of the Council’s membership decision and to insure that all students receive full and fair consideration as outlined in the criteria and procedures of the Pascack Hills/Valley Chapter of the National Honor Society. If so desired, students and/or parents may confer in person with the Faculty Council at this meeting. The Council will deliberate privately and render a decision in writing
If the appeal is denied by the Faculty Council, subsequentappeals will only be heard in the following order:
3. Board of Education
updated February, 2012