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 a 3.75 GPA. To meet the service requirement for selection, candidates must have been active in an area of service to the school or community. Each year, according to NHS bylaws, members are required to remain active in the area of service by completing additional individual hours, group hours, and a fundraising project. To graduate with NHS honor cords, a member must be active for three semesters, one of which must be in the senior year. 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 meets the first Wednesday of every month for a general meeting. 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.