National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is a national organization with chapters at a large number of secondary schools in the country. Admittance to this society is based on the extent to which the candidates have distinguished themselves in four areas: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Membership in the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors a student can attain. At LHS, selection to the National Honor Society is made in the spring of their junior year. Students who do not qualify in the spring of their junior year are re-evaluated in the fall of senior year. The minimum GPA a student must attain for membership is 3.75.
World Language Honor Societies
The French and Spanish Honor Societies are national organizations. A student may be admitted during the fourth year of language study of French or Spanish if he or she received no less than an "A-" as a final grade for French/Spanish 1, 2, or 3 --OR-- no less than an "A-" as a final grade for French/ Spanish 1 and no less than a "B-" as a final grade for French/Spanish 2 or 3 Honors. If the student does not meet the above mentioned criteria as a fourth year student, he or she may also be inducted during the fifth year of study provided that the student has maintained an average of B- or higher in Honors or Standard levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the language. In addition, the student must maintain a grade of B- or higher in level 5 to enjoy continued membership in the French or Spanish Honor Societies.
The Chinese and Italian Honor Societies are also national organizations with chapters established in secondary schools. A student may be admitted into the Chinese or Italian Honor Society after two years of study and a ‘B-’ or better average. He or she must also be studying the third year of Chinese or Italian.
National Art Honor Society
The National Art Education Association (NAEA) introduced the National Art Honor Society in 1978. The program, specifically for high school students in grades 10-12, aims to recognize students who are interested in the visual arts. Through NAHS, students are able to pursue and share artistic goals as well as to help the community through their artistic contributions.
National Business Honor Society
The primary purpose of the Business Honor Society is to recognize those students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in a secondary business program. Members are seniors that have completed 3 classes in the business program by the end of their Junior year and hold a minimum 3.67 average business course GPA and a minimum 3.0 Overall GPA. Students selected for membership will have demonstrated Character, Leadership, and Service, both in the classroom and through extracurricular involvement.
Last Modified on January 2, 2013