National Honor Society

NHS Requirements
 

The mission of the SITHS chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) is to acknowledge, celebrate, and promote the ongoing academic and personal accomplishments of the student body throughout their entire high school experience.

 

The pillar criteria that the NHS upholds underscores what the highly competitive colleges and universities are looking for in a gifted and talented student, and reflects relevant 21st century learning skills which enable students to be college and career ready. Recognition by the NHS is reserved for candidates who have exemplified the ideals of the society. While we know that not every student will be recognized, we sincerely hope that all students work towards these goals.

 

Membership into the SITHS chapter of the NHS is based upon a student’s academic and personal achievement in each of the cornerstones upon which the organization is founded — Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. The following performance rubric outlines the eligibility indicators, as set by national standards from the NHS and the Staten Island Tech Faculty Council. The corresponding criteria outlines how candidates will be evaluated for eligibility. A student must exemplify all four pillars in order to be inducted into NHS. Students are evaluated for induction during their Junior (11th) year, but can also be evaluated in their Senior (12th) year should they need more time to meet eligibility requirements.  Students can also be removed from the NHS, after Induction, if they do not maintain the eligibility requirements.

 

Please view the NHS requirements below via the PDF.

NHS Profile Activities Log for Service & Leadership (Click hyperlink below.)
 

Profile Deadline: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Acceptance/Denials: Week of March 9 2020

NHS Officer Interest Meeting: Thursday, March 12, 2020

NHS Officer Elections: Wednesday & Thursday March 18 and 19, 2020

NHS Induction Rehearsals: Tuesday & Wednesday April 28 and 29, 2020

NHS Induction Ceremony: Thursday, April 30, 2020

On Thursday, January 23, 2020, our school will be hosting approximately 100 students from the Hungerford School and your assistance will be needed to ensure that these students have a fun-filled day and a memorable experience. If you attend, you will earn 4 school service hours. Plan to arrive at school, through the cafeteria, at 9:15 a.m.  You will be swiping in as you normally would on a school day, so be sure to have your I.D. with you.  Breakfast and lunch will not be served, so make sure that you eat before you come and feel free to bring snacks with you (nut-free, please).  The event should end around 1 p.m.  Wear comfortable attire as this day will include such activities as basketball, volleyball, hula hooping, dancing, face painting, temporary tattoos, etc.  You are highly encouraged to attend this event, especially if you are interested in being a member of our National Honor Society, but your attendance is not mandatory.   If you have any questions, please feel free to speak with Mr. Dellegrazie or Ms. Lang.
Questions about anything NHS related? Feel free to contact Advisors Mr. Peter Dellegrazie (PDellegrazie@schools.nyc.gov) or Ms. Kaitlyn Lang (KLang@schools.nyc.gov)