NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
National Honor Society serves to honor students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
Interested in joining NHS?
Students with a cumulative 3.5 unweighted GPA or higher: In the fall of your junior year (usually mid September), you will receive an email to your Knox County Schools email address with an invitation to APPLY for membership in the Hawk Chapter of the National Honor Society. This email is not an acknowledgement of your membership; it is only an invitation to APPLY to be considered for membership.
If you are a senior, are not a member of NHS, and have a cumulative 3.5 unweighted GPA or higher: In the fall of your senior year (usually mid September), Mrs. Graham will send out information to your Knox County Schools email address with an invitation to APPLY for membership in the Hawk Chapter of the National Honor Society. This email is not an acknowledgement of your membership; it is only an invitation to APPLY to be considered for membership.
To be eligible for membership:
- The candidate must be a member of the junior or senior class.
- Candidates must have been in attendance at Hardin Valley Academy the equivalent of one semester. Transfer students may have this requirement waived if proper recommendation or verification from previous principal or chapter advisor is provided.
- Candidates must have a cumulative unweighted average of at least a 3.5 at the time of selection.
- Candidates shall be evaluated on their service, leadership, and character.
- A student’s disciplinary records shall be reviewed as part of the selection process.
After you complete the application by the deadline, you will receive notice of the decision of the NHS faculty selection committee on your membership. Please check your KCS email as this is the ONLY way NHS will communciate with you in regards to membership.
Note: You or your parents might receive an invitation to join an organization called the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS)- this is NOT the same as the National Honor Society, and is NOT affiliated with our school. NSHSS works with "educational organizations" to locate students, but neither HVA nor Knox County Schools are educational organizations that work with NSHSS or provide any information to that organization.
Remind App for Info
NHS uses the REMIND app to send out information. To receive updates, text @nhshva2021 to 81010.
Remind Updates will begin in September.
If you are not receiving reminds, email Mrs. Graham (anna.graham@Knoxschools.org) with your name and email address that you check. You will then receive an invitation via email to the remind app for the National Honor Society.
Each member is responsible for earning community service hours through service to community, whether through school service projects or individual service through other clubs, churches, or organizations with whom they are affiliated.Use this form to submit community service hours: https://forms.gle/cHmYTBQoUXaL9QvF9.Juniors should complete 25 hours of community service (between June 1 of the year prior to sophomore year and complete them by March 11, 2022).Seniors should complete 15 hours of community service (between the March 15, 2021 and April 1, 2022).
When deciding if an activity qualifies as community service, be aware that if any activity or experience is part of an earned high school credit (such as ACTS, Teaching as a Profession, or a Health Science course), the activity does not qualify as activity for community service.