National Honor Society
Character, Service, Leadership, Scholarship
Jennifer Gidley (Exec)
Kathryn Knox (Juniors)
Liz Stark (Seniors)
Fax Number: 512-533-6101
|Officer Meetings:||Last Wednesday of each month after school in H213|
First Wednesday of each month in E203
*officers and committee chairs are expected to attend both meetings, members must attend either meeting, not both. All NHS members are expected to attend all meetings, unless excused by the advisers in advance.
If you did not attend the CavTime Candidate Information Meeting, the presentation can be found here.
To be eligible for membership, the candidate must be a member of those classes (sophomore, junior, senior) designated as eligible. (In accordance with the National Council, freshmen [ninth graders] are not eligible.) Candidates must have been in attendance at the school the equivalent of one semester.The minimum standard for scholarship shall be a cumulative scholastic average of at least 93.000 percent, or the equivalent standard of excellence. (The GPA of 93.000 includes ALL classes and the multiplier or "bump" points.)
Candidates shall then be evaluated by the faculty council on the basis of service, leadership, and character.
Students meeting the scholastic requirement are notified in February to attend a meeting where information forms are distributed. Those eligible students who wish to be considered for membership must complete the student activity information forms with appropriate signatures, and the specified essay. Completed forms must be returned to the adviser by the deadline. Once the completed form is received, the student's name is placed on a list of candidates for selection by the faculty council.
|Overview of the Selection Process:|
Step 1: To be considered for membership, a student must be classified as a sophomore, junior or senior, have a grade point average of at least 93.000, and have attended Lake Travis High School for at least one semester.
Step 2: Candidates are notified to attend a meeting on Wednesday February 3, 2016 where student information forms are distributed. Candidates ONLY may pick up packets – if candidates cannot attend the meeting, he/she may pick up a packet from an adviser following the meeting.
Step 3: Any eligible student who wishes to be considered for membership must complete the student activity information forms with appropriate signatures, and the specified essay (see forms for details).
Step 4: Completed forms must be returned to an NHS adviser by 4:30 on March 9, 2016.
Step 5: Once the completed form is received, the student's name is placed on a list of final candidates.
All LTHS faculty members are asked to evaluate the qualities of leadership, character, and service for those candidates whom they currently teach or have taught in the recent past.
Step 6: The NHS advisers present the completed activity information forms and results of the faculty evaluations to the NHS Faculty Council, which has final authority in selecting members of NHS.
The Faculty Council is composed of five members appointed by the principal. Neither the advisers nor the principal are members of the council. They have no vote in the selection process.
Step 7: Those students who submit information forms, regardless of whether they are offered membership in NHS, will receive notification of their induction status on or about April 11, 2016.
Step 8: Students who are offered membership by the council and who accept membership in NHS will participate in the induction ceremony in the LTHS Auditorium on Sunday, May 1, 2016.
All members are expected to complete 10 in school hours and 15 out of school hours for each academic year.
General rules to remember --
1. All hours must be completed during the school year on your own time (outside of the school day with the exception of NHS meetings for planning purposes).
2. In-school service hours: If it was completed on campus and benefits LTHS, it will most likely be acceptable service.
3. Out-of-school service hours: If it was completed off campus and benefits the community (not LTHS), it will most likely be acceptable service.
If you have any questions, please see an officer or advisor before your service hour deadline. We are here to help you! (and it's never a bad thing to exceed your required hours)