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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Eligibility

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Eligibility

How does a student become a member of the Londonderry High School Chapter of the National Honor Society?

Students who are eligible and meet the criteria for membership are invited to become candidates for membership. According to the NHS National Constitution (Article VIII), " membership in the local chapter is an honor bestowed upon a student. Selection for membership is by a Faculty Council and is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities.

What are the different types of membership?   

 There are three types of membership: active, honorary, and graduate.

  • An active member is a current high school student.
  • An active member becomes a graduate member upon graduation from high school.
  • An honorary member is selected by the faculty council and awarded to: principals, teachers, NHS advisers, adults (including alumni), students with disabilities, or foreign exchange students in recognition of achievement and/or outstanding service rendered to the school in keeping with the purposes of the National Honor Society. Honorary members have no voice or vote in chapter affairs.

Who can become an active member?  

Members of the sophomore, junior, or senior class who have been enrolled for a period equivalent to one semester at Londonderry High School and attained the minimum cumulative weighted grade point average of 3.75.

See also: Non-Discrimination Policy and Students with Special Needs.


What happens if a member of NHS transfers to or from our school?

An active member of the National Honor Society who transfers from this school will be given an official letter indicating the status of his/her membership.

An active member of the National Honor Society who transfers to this school will be automatically accepted for membership in this chapter.  The Faculty Council shall grant to the transferring member one semester to attain the membership requirements and, thereafter, this member must maintain those requirements for this chapter in order to retain his/her membership.