• nhs symbolUpper Moreland High School Chapter
    of the
    National Honor Society



      PROCEDURES FOR ADMISSION

    I. Students must be invited to become members.
     
    II. Each August any student who is a Junior or Senior and whose unweighted, cumulative grade point average is 3.8
        or above
    will be asked to complete an application form and provide proof of leadership experiences from
        the previous school year.
     
    III. During September each eligible candidate will be reviewed by the Faculty Selection Committee to
          determine if he
    or she qualifies in the areas of SERVICE, LEADERSHIP and CHARACTER.
     
    **EXCEPTION: 
    If a student does not meet the 12-point service requirement and feels he/she has extenuating circumstances which prevent the attainment of this standard, then he or she can write a letter (petition) to the Faculty Committee asking to have the service requirement waived. This petition must be turned in with the application and activities survey. It should explain why the student was unable to meet the service requirement. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THE SERVICE REQUIREMENT UNLESS THE LETTER IS RECEIVED WITH THE APPLICATION.
     
    IV. By the third week of October all students whose applications were returned on time, will receive a
        letter of notification.  Only those students who qualified in all four areas
    (Scholarship, Service,
        Leadership, and Character) will be asked to become members.
     
    V. In late October or early November a formal ceremony will be held for the induction of all new members. 
         Inductees are expected to
    attend the ceremony.