National Honor Society Membership

National Honor Society Membership
Posted on 05/23/2019

Thank you to all the students who applied for National Honor Society membership this year and congratulations to all who met the qualifications. You should have received your letter of acceptance by now.  The induction ceremony is set for September 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm.

The Eligibility Requirements to be an NHS member are based on the four pillars of NHS:


Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 85, B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. (Each school chapter is allowed to require a higher cumulative GPA.)


This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation. Jupiter High School requires 100 hours of community service.


Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others. JHS requires 2 leadership positions.


The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record. JHS requires 2 letters of recommendation.

Students who meet the scholarship requirement will have an opportunity to complete a form detailing their accomplishments in and commitment to service, leadership, and character.

Understanding the Obligations of Membership

Students who accept membership and are inducted into the chapter should be aware of the time and commitment involved with this honor. For example, there will be chapter meetings. The chapter bylaws should articulate the yearly meeting schedule and member attendance obligations. Members also must participate in chapter and individual service projects to benefit the school and community. Contact the chapter adviser, Mrs. Sparks, to obtain a full list of the obligations of membership.