National Honor Society
National Honor Society is an organization for juniors and seniors. Students are eligible to apply in the second semester of their sophomore or junior year. The application process normally opens in April and students should keep an eye on announcements via their grade level Canvas course.
To apply, students need a 3.6 cumulative GPA and three references from a teacher, coach, or club sponsor from within the last year. Announcements about who has been accepted are usually made at the beginning of the summer.
Once accepted into NHS, students are required to complete 10 service hours each semester in addition to maintaining a 3.6 GPA and academic integrity. Members are given ideas for service hours and are expected to track their own hours for reporting at the end of the semester. The NHS sponsor will check service hours, GPA, and academic integrity of each member at the end of every semester. Students are expected to adhere to all ZCHS rules and expectations. If a student is written up for academic dishonesty, they will be dismissed from NHS and/or not accepted. Seniors who successfully complete the GPA and service hour requirements can then graduate with special cords signifying that they have done so.
There are $20 dues each year to pay for ZCHS's membership in the national organization and to purchase cords and induction ceremony items.
Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Shook at the email on this page.