High School National Honor Society
Morenci National Honor Society
MEMBERSHIP FOR NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY AT MHS
1. Membership in the National Honor Society chapter at MHS shall be known as active, honorary, and graduate. Active members become graduate members at graduation. Graduate and honorary members have no vote in chapter affairs.
2. Membership in this chapter is an honor bestowed upon deserving students by the faculty, and shall be based on the criteria of Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character.
a. Candidates eligible for selection to this chapter must be members of the junior or senior class.
b. To be eligible for selection to membership in this chapter, the candidate must have been in attendance for a period of one semester at Morenci High School.
c. Morenci High School National Honor Society standards are higher than the National NHS standards and have been since the early years Morenci High School began (1940s). The National Honor Society is reserved for students that challenge themselves academically. Morenci High School uses a GPA of 3.50 and above, as well as quality points as criteria to induct members into National Honor Society.
Target: Students must receive an 85% or better in all of their classes from 9th grade and above to ensure their eligibility in National Honor Society. Quality points are awarded by multiplying the percentage a student receives in a class by the amount of quality points the class is worth. Regular classes are worth 1 quality point, while higher level classes are worth 1.25 quality points. During their 11th grade year, students have an opportunity to acquire 2 classes (or more if they take courses from Eastern Arizona College) worth 1.25 quality points, those being Chemistry and Algebra II. During their 12th grade year, students have an opportunity to acquire 3 classes or more worth 1.25 quality points. They are required to take 2 years of higher level math courses (one their 11th grade year and one their 12th grade year), and can qualify and take as many courses from Eastern Arizona College as they can in their schedule.
Below is the criteria and breakdown of how students qualify for NHS:
11th Grade = 3.5 GPA and 2592.50 Quality Points
12th Grade = 3.5 GPA and 3718.75 Quality Points
9th grade: 6 classes weighted at 1.0 per class receiving an 85% or better in each class: 1020 quality points/school year and a GPA of 3.5 or better
10th grade: 6 classes weighted at 1.0 per class receiving an 85% or better in each class: 1020 quality points/school year
11th grade: 85% in 2 higher level courses weighted at 1.25 and 85% or better in 4 regular level courses weighted at 1.0, for a total of 2592.50 Quality Points at the end of Semester 1
12th grade: 85% in 3 higher level courses weighted at 1.25 and 85% or better in 3 regular level courses weighted at 1.0, for a total of 3718.75 Quality Points at the end of Semester 1
Upon meeting the grade level, attendance, and GPA standard requirements, candidates shall then be considered based on their service, leadership, and character.
1. The selection of members to this chapter shall be by a majority vote of the Faculty Council consisting of five faculty members appointed by the principal. The chapter adviser shall be the sixth, non-voting, ex-officio member of the Faculty Council. Prior to notification of any candidates, the chapter adviser shall review with the principal the results of the Faculty Council’s deliberations.
2. Prior to selection, the following shall occur:
a. Students’ academic records shall be reviewed to determine scholastic eligibility.
b. Students who are eligible scholastically (“candidates”) shall be notified and asked to complete and submit the Candidate Form for further consideration for selection.
c. The faculty shall be requested to evaluate candidates determined to be scholastically eligible using the official evaluation form provided by the chapter adviser.
d. The Faculty Council shall review the Candidate Form, disciplinary records and faculty evaluations in order to determine membership. (NOTE: May insert other means of evaluation, such as essays, interviews, outside recommendations, etc.)
3. The selection of new, active members shall be held once a year during the second semester of the school year.
4. Candidates become members when inducted at a special ceremony.
5. An active member of the National Honor Society who transfers from this school will be given a letter indicating the status of his/her membership and signed by the Principal [alt., adviser].
6. 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.
NOTE: The selection process used at the local level may vary from the procedure outlined above however such variations must still conform to the national constitution.