• WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY TO THE STRONGSVILLE CITY SCHOOLS CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY ?
     
    IT IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED THAT EVERY STUDENT AND HIS/HER PARENTS ATTEND THE MANDATORY MEETING IN MAY ( AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE AFTER FINISHING 8TH GRADE ) IN ORDER TO START PREPARING  THE PORTFOLIO FOR THE REQUIREMENTS INTO THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS ORGANIZATION THAT WE HAVE AT SHS. YOU ARE ALSO ALWAYS WELCOME TO EMAIL MRS. STONITSCH OR MRS. BARTEL , THE ADVISORS ,WITH ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE
     
    ALSO PLEASE NOTE THAT EVERY YEAR,  THE SHS  NHS 'S FACULTY COUNCIL HAS THE RIGHT TO  ADD/CHANGE ANY OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION FOLLOWING NHS NATIONAL GUIDELINES.      
     
    1) YOU MUST BE AT LEAST A JUNIOR BY SEPTEMBER OF THE YEAR THAT YOU ARE APPLYING .
     
    2)  YOU MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 30 VOLUNTEER  HOURS FROM A NON- PROFIT ORGANIZATION. YOU CANNOT WORK FOR A PARENT NOR A FAMILY MEMBER. THERE IS A LIST OF  40 APPROVED ORGANIZATIONS/SERVICES ON THE SCHOOL NHS WEBSITE. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR NHS ADVISORS IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS AS TO  WHETHER OR NOT YOUR VOLUNTEER HRS WILL BE APPROVED PRIOR TO YOUR COMMITMENT. THESE HOURS CAN BE ACCRUED FROM THE SUMMER BEFORE YOUR 9TH GRADE YEAR UP TO YEAR YOU ARE APPLYING TO NHS. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE ANY HOURS BEFORE OR DURING 8TH GRADE. 
     
    3) MAKE SURE YOUR VOLUNTEER  HOURS ARE DOCUMENTED ON THE APPROVED FORM BY NHS WHICH YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND IN ROOM 806 (MRS. BARTEL'S ROOM) - ON TOP OF THE FILING IN THE NHS CONTAINER. YOU MUST HAVE A SIGNATURE AND KEEP TRACK OF EXACT DATES AND TIMES.  
     
    4) MAKE SURE YOU PARTICIPATE IN AT LEAST 2 EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES EVERY YEAR. SPORTS COUNT AS AN ACTIVITY. TO COUNT AS AN ACTIVITY, IT MUST HAVE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MONTHLY MEETINGS AND HAVE A  DESIGNATED PURPOSE.  SHS OFFERS A LARGE AMOUNT OF CLUB AND ACTIVITIES FOR YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN.
     
    5) YOU MUST ALSO PROVE THAT YOU HAVE UNDERTAKEN LEADERSHIP ROLES IN YOUR LIFE. 
     
    6)  YOU  WILL NEED TWO LETTERS OF REFERENCE THAT WILL ATTEST TO YOUR CHARACTER AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS
     
    7) NO UNEXCUSED TARDIES- NO UNEXCUSED ABSENCES- NO DISCIPLINARY ISSUES .  YOU ARE ALLOWED 9 PTS-- -AN UNEXC TARDY IS 1PT  AND AN UNEXC ABSENCE IS 3PTS ( THIS IS FOR ALL YOUR TIME AT THE HS)  
     
    8) MINIMUM  ACCUMULATIVE  WEIGHTED GPA OF 3.8  ( 3.79 WILL NOT QUALIFY)   
     
    9) YOU WILL SUBMIT A WELL-DEVELOPED ESSAY ABOUT YOURSELF 
     
    10) EVERY STAFF MEMBER AT THE HS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE EVERY STUDENT A RATING ADDRESSING LEADERSHIP AND CHARACTER  
     
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN NHS 
     
    ALISA BARTEL               CO-ADVISOR  ROOM 806   abartel@scsmustangs.org
    LYSSA STONITSCH      CO-ADVISOR  ROOM 802   lstonitsch@scsmustangs.org