National Honors Society




The NLCS chapter of the National Honor Society is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in four areas) of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These are to be demonstrated in a Christ-honoring and Biblically centered manner.

Standards for selection are established by the national office of NHS and have been revised to meet our local chapter needs. Students are selected by the five- member Faculty Council, which is appointed by the Headmaster. The council bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of NLCS each year. Students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades are eligible for membership. For the scholarship criteria, a student in these grades must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. Those students who meet these criteria are invited to complete a Student Activity Information Form that provides the faculty council with information regarding the candidate’s leadership and service.

“New Life Christian School has a team of diverse individuals who work together to achieve more than could be done alone. I am truly blessed to be a part of NHS and glad to be able to partner with the NHS students.”

– Anna T., NLCS Alumn

A history of leadership experiences and participation in school or community service is required. To evaluate a candidate’s character, the Faculty Council uses two forms of input:

1. School disciplinary records are reviewed.

2. Members of the faculty are solicited for input regarding their professional comments on a candidate’s service activities, character, and leadership.

These forms and Student Activity Information Forms are carefully reviewed by the Faculty Council to determine membership. A majority vote of the council is necessary for selection.

Candidates are notified regarding selection or non-selection according to a predetermined method and schedule. Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all the newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all four criteria that led to their selection. This obligation includes regular attendance at chapter meetings held during the school year and participation in the chapter service project(s). The National Honor Society has set procedures for disciplinary actions taken for current and invited members of the society. Please see the NHS advisor for details of such procedures.