Membership requirements in the BHS Junior Honor Society include an overall GPA of at least 92% and current enrollment in at least one Honors or one AP class during the current school year. This applies to Sophomore Class members as of the end of the first semester.
Membership in the Senior National Honor Society also requires an overall GPA of at least 92% and current enrollment in at least one Honors or one AP class during each student's junior and senior year. In addition, applicants are required to submit a form verifying sustained participation in a volunteer program and a letter from a supervising adult verifying the leadership qualities of the applicant. This applies to Junior Class members as of the end of the first semester and to Senior Class members who now qualify. Applicants must also meet the criteria for Character outlined in the NHS charter and determined by the high school faculty and administration. A five-member panel will convene to consider and recommend membership status.
These requirements are in compliance with the national NHS program and our belief that NHS membership is a step up from Honor Roll status which is available to all scholars with a 90% overall average. Applicants must also agree to participate in all NHS activities which may include: American Education Week, Tree Fest, Super Saturday, and the Induction program and continue with their ongoing service committment.
NHS Officer obligations and responsibilities are distributed as part of the induction program. Officers will be elected by members of the new class of the Senior National Honor Society at a designated time.