National Honor Society

The National Honor Society chapter of the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of the prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in four areas of evaluation: academics, service, leadership, and character. Students are selected for membership by majority vote of a five-member faculty council (appointed by the Director of Academic Affairs), which bestows the honor upon qualified students annually on behalf of the faculty of our school.

Selection Procedure

During the 2021- 2022 school year only, our chapter will include a fall selection and induction that is open to any rising seniors.

Criterion for fall selection 2021-2022

Current seniors must have:

  • ended the last school year at the Academy with a GPA of 3.80 or better on a 4.33 scale
  • completed 25 verifiable hours of community service.
  • a clean academic record
  • a clean disciplinary record. (This is defined as not having had any incident that required administrative attention, reprimand, or punishment.)
  • two Adult Supervisor forms that have been completed and submitted with the application.
    • One form must be filled out by an IA Faculty member.
    • One form must be filled out by another non-familial adult.
    • These forms solicit the faculty’s professional reflections on a candidate’s service activities, character, and leadership.
  • a complete application (see the Candidate Information form), which must be submitted to the Faculty Advisor’s mailbox, or submitted digitally, by September 30, 2021.
  • a personal paragraph describing why they wish to be in NHS and what they can bring to the program

Note: First year Seniors may apply after completing one semester at the Academy.

Criterion for spring selection 2021-2022 and subsequent years

All students must have:

  • completed a minimum of one semester at the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities
  • ended the last school year at the Academy with a GPA of 3.80 or better on a 4.33 scale
  • completed 25 verifiable hours of Community Service.
  • a clean academic record
  • a clean disciplinary record. This is defined as not having had any incident that required administrative attention.
  • two Adult Supervisor forms must be completed and submitted with the application.
    • One form must be filled out by an IA Faculty member.
    • The other must be filled out by another non-familial adult.
    • These forms solicit input regarding the faculty’s professional reflections on a candidate’s service activities, character, and leadership.
  • a complete application (see the Candidate Information form) must be submitted to the Faculty Advisor’s mailbox or submitted digitally by September 30, 2021.
  • a personal paragraph describing why you want to be in NHS and what you can bring to the program

The completed application will be submitted to the Selection Faculty Council, which will evaluate the application and determine membership. A majority vote of the council is necessary for selection. Candidates are notified regarding selection or non-selection according to a predetermined schedule.

Rubric for NHS Selection

Following notification, an induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all four of the criteria that informed their selection.

https://academy.bsu.edu/academics/national-honor-society/