Vista Ridge High School NHS

    • The Vista Ridge High School Wolf Chapter of National Honor Society has determined that outstanding achievement in the area of scholarship requires maintaining a cumulative 3.75 GPA or higher. To meet eligibility for selection, candidates must exemplify or have experience in the areas of service and leadership in particular. Students will be considered for selection in the spring semester of their sophomore year. Each year, according to NHS bylaws, members are required to remain active in the area of service by completing a total of 15 service hours each semester, which includes individual hours, group hours, and involvement in school-wide projects. Transfer students already having membership in National Honor Society will automatically be accepted into membership at Vista Ridge High School and will be subject to the same established guidelines as current members. Vista Ridge High School will not admit students to NHS during their senior year unless they are transfer students with membership from their previous schools. 
      • Vista Ridge High School's NHS typically meets the first Wednesday of every month for meetings. Executives meet the week before to review and discuss the agenda.  Agendas will always be sent out via email first. Please come prepared to discuss what is on the agenda at each meeting.

National Honor Society Overview

  • The National Honor Society, or NHS, is a nationwide organization in the United States and consists of many chapters in high schools. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The NHS requires some sort of service to the community, school, or other organizations. The projects help students meet the required service hour total monthly. The National Honor Society was founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The Alpha chapter of NHS was founded at Fifth Avenue High School by Principal Edward S. Rynearson in Pittsburgh, Penn.

    National Honor Society groups are commonly active in community service activities both in the community and at the school. Many chapters maintain a requirement for participation in such service activities. In addition, NHS chapters typically elect officers, who, under the supervision of the chapter adviser, coordinate and manage the chapter as a student organization.
Anneliese Gatlin
National Honor Society Co-Leader
Phone: (719) 494-8800 x 2247