National Honor Society

National Honor Society is a national organization that recognizes students for outstanding academic achievement, leadership, service, and character.  The HCP chapter is active on campus and conducts multiple events and service projects each year.  Click here for more information.

Eligibility Requirements
Students in grades 10–­­12 who meet the requirements for membership outlined by their school’s chapter are eligible to be invited for membership.

Each chapter is required to publish its qualifications for membership, which is based on the four pillars of NHS:

  • Scholarship
    Students at Harding Charter Prep must demonstrate academic achievement by earning a 3.5 weighted GPA in order to join.  They must then maintain this GPA for every subsequent semester of their membership.
  • Service
    This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
  • Leadership
    Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors.  They are also role models in the school and in the community. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
  • Character
    The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.

Understanding the Obligations of Membership
Students who accept membership and are inducted into the chapter should be aware of the time and commitment involved with this honor. For example, there will be chapter meetings. The chapter bylaws should articulate the yearly meeting schedule and member attendance obligations. Members also must participate in chapter and individual service projects to benefit the school and community. Contact the chapter adviser to obtain a full list of the obligations of membership for the school’s chapter.

If you have questions, contact Natalie Runnels or Christen Rowland

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