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    Welcome to the Annville-Cleona Chapter of

    National Honor Society & National Junior Honor Society 




    • High School: Ms. Caitlin Heller - cheller@acschools.org 

    • Junior High: Ms. Caitlin Heller - cheller@acschools.org 




    Each member is required to complete 25 hours of service from the school year to the school year (June to May 1st).  These hours should be completed by a variety of opportunities.  See the handbook with further questions. 


    Some current ways that members are serving our school are student council work, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Thon committee work, and tutoring other students during the school day.  Ask other members if you are in need of ideas. 


    Application Forms:


    Students who have been selected to apply for NJHS or NHS and have received a letter (notified by the end of October) should check their school email to find the appropriate form for them to complete. You will need to make a copy of the document so you can save it and type on it. Once completed, it will be submitted to the advisor by sharing it on Google docs cheller@acschoolsonline.org. Applications are due by November 30th, 2022.


    Criteria for Selection:


    There are several steps in the process of being eligible for admittance into the Annville-Cleona Chapter of NHS and NJHS. The criteria is based on the National Guidelines and the National principles of scholarship, character, leadership, and service.


    1. Students must have the required unweighted cumulative grade point average (GPA).  The required GPA will be 3.65 for all grades in middle and high school.


    2.  NO marking period of a final course grade of D's or F's in any type of course.


    3. The GPA criteria come from the end of the previous school year. For example, if a student is a sophomore, then his/her eligibility is based on the end of the freshman year.


    4. Students must also maintain a good character in all that they do.


    The advisor receives a list of all current students who meet this preliminary criterion and delivers letters to them in the month of October stating that they have been selected to apply.  If students choose to apply, they must attend a meeting that explains the application process and how to access the application.


    The application must be completed digitally and shared back with the advisor by the deadline.  No late applications will be accepted. 


    The faculty council is contacted to assist the advisor in determining each applicant's eligibility based on good character, service, leadership, and co-curricular involvement. Students need to have enough experience in each of the areas listed on the application.  No categories may be left blank.


    Students who meet all of the requirements will then receive a letter of acceptance. Students who do not meet the criteria receive a letter that states what areas need to be improved and suggestions on how to increase those areas for re-applying for the next school year.


    If any member of NHS or NJHS falls below the guidelines listed above, he/she will be put on probation for one semester and will have to show good standing again in order to remain a member. These students will receive a letter stating this information.


    All information at every step of the process is confidential and private. The faculty council does not share any information with anyone besides the building principals. If a student would like to discuss any of this information, he/she should contact the advisor.


    Additional Information:


    The national website address is www.nhs.us.  There you can find many useful resources, such as articles written about other chapters, an online store where you can order Honor Society items, and access to the Leadership Magazine. On the left, there is a link to the national website.

    Here are the student log-ins for each group to access the online site -

    School ID - 5049

    NHS - 902107

    NJHS - 337850