Laurel Springs was the first private online high school to establish a chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). Membership in the NHS is based on academic achievement, service within the community, personal character, and leadership. Our chapter of the NHS provides a unique forum in which our school’s student leaders participate in service learning projects. Members complete service hours and are given high school credit upon completion of their course work. Students are also to attend periodic NHS Chapter meetings with fellow members throughout the school year.
Since its inception in 1929, the National Honor Society has recognized outstanding high school students whose accomplishments go beyond excellent academic performance and include exceptional leadership, service, and character qualities. Laurel Springs School places a high value on this organization, and our school calendar includes a special National Honor Society induction ceremony that takes place once a year in Southern California. We take great pride in the accomplishments of our students who have achieved this premier distinction.
Only eligible students will be considered for the Laurel Springs Chapter of the National Honor Society.
Students must be in their freshman year or later to apply for membership that is maintained during students’ sophomore, junior, and/or senior years. Students must be enrolled full-time with Laurel Springs School and must have completed a minimum of one semester (18 lessons) in all Laurel Springs core courses prior to applying. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 (unweighted) in Laurel Springs’ courses and be in good standing (eg. no Honor Code violations) in order to be considered for membership in the chapter. This GPA must be maintained in order to continue as a member of the chapter. Laurel Springs School must be the “school of record” for applying students at all times during the selection process. Students must remain with Laurel Springs in order to maintain membership in the chapter. Those students who change their “school of record” can request a transferred membership to their new schools’ chapters and will be subject to their membership requirements.
If you are currently a ninth grader participating in National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), you do not need to apply for membership to NHS. Your participation in the Laurel Springs NJHS chapter will automatically transfer to the school’s NHS chapter should you wish to continue your involvement.
During the fall of 2017, eligible students will have an additional window to be considered for NHS membership. These students must be in the second semester of their sophomore year, starting or in their junior year, or starting or in the first semester of their senior year. Interested students should submit the following to NHS@LaurelSprings.com by October 2, 2017:
To further understand NHS eligibility, membership requirements, and how to be selected, please review the NHS Eligibility and Membership Guide* before submitting the required forms.
Full-time students in grades 9-11 will receive an email in the spring of 2018 regarding NHS requirements and the process for selection and chapter membership at that time.
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