National Honor Society
National Honor Society (NHS) was established in 1921 to recognize outstanding high school students. NHS is more than just academic recognition, rather it serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. The NHS National Council establishes the national standards for all NHS chapters. Local chapters create their own bylaws that are consistent and comply with the NHS national constitution.
Every spring, Grand Rapids Christian High School students are made aware of the selection criteria and application process. Students in grades 10 and 11, who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 or higher are eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership and character. (Current members do not need to re-apply for membership.) The list of applicants is presented to Faculty Council by the principal and final selection is made by a majority vote of that council. Students are notified for their membership status in late spring.
Members must continue to perform in the areas of scholarship, leadership, character and service. While scholarship, leadership and character are self-descriptive, here are details as they relate to service. Each member must participate in the annual service project chosen by the chapter. Service is defined as voluntary contributions made to the school, without compensation and with a positive, courteous and enthusiastic spirit. Each member must complete 15 hours of service per year within the school community. Our chapter’s service will consist of, but is not limited to, tutoring students through the Peer Tutor Center, working the school coffee shop, and serving as a Student Ambassadors. Please bring your questions, concerns and observations to any of the counselors or NHS Advisors.