National Honor Society
AISK is proud to be affiliated with both the National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). These are prestigious organizations based in the US that promote outstanding accomplishments by students in the areas of scholarship, citizenship, character, leadership, and service.
- To create enthusiasm for Scholarship
- To stimulate a desire to render Service
- To promote Leadership
- To develop Character
- To encourage Citizenship (NJHS)
Standards for selection are established by the national office of NHS and have been revised to meet our local chapter needs. Students are selected to be members by a five member Faculty Council, appointed by the Head of School, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school each year. Students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 are eligible for membership in the NHS and Grades 8, 9 and 10 for NJHS.
A student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale. Those students who meet this criterion are invited to complete a Student Activity Information Form that provides the Faculty Council with information regarding the candidate's leadership and service.
A history of leadership experiences and participation in school or community services is required, “participation in at least two student activity organizations each year" or thirty (30) hours of documented community service.
This quality is defined as the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, without direct financial or material compensation to the individual performing the service
The student of good character can be said to be one who upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative and responsible, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern and respect for others, and is a good citizen.
To evaluate a candidate's character, the faculty council uses two forms of input: first, school disciplinary records are reviewed; and second, members of the faculty are solicited for input regarding their professional comments on a candidate's service activities, character, and leadership. These forms and the 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 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 (once per month) during the school year, and participation in the chapter service projects.