• NHS    
     
    Selection Procedures
     
         For many students, selection as a member of the National Honor Society is the pinnacle of their achievements in school.  This, honor, recognized throughout the nation, is both the public recognition of accomplishment and the private commitment to continued excellence on the part of the new member.  Because of the importance placed upon this aspect of secondary school life, local chapters are charged with creating a selection process that conforms to the national guidelines, is applied fairly and consistently to all candidates, and provides a meaningful recognition to deserving students. 
         Selection to NHS is a privilege, not a right.  Students do not apply for membership in the National Honor Society; instead, they provide information to be used by the local selection committee to support their candidacy for membership.  Membership is granted only to those students selected by the Faculty Council in each school.  This is not an election, nor is membership automatically conveyed simply because a student has achieved a specified level of academic performance.  NHS is more than just an honor roll and the extent to which the local chapter emphasizes the other components of the selection process (leadership, service, and character) should be carefully included in the selection process guidelines.  
         Buffalo Gap's National Honor Society sponsors, Mrs. Fera Morrison and Mrs. Alison Gomez, would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the selection process.
     
    GPA Requirement:
    For classes graduating in or before 2013: a minimum GPA of 3.4 is required.
    Beginning with the class of 2014: a minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.
     
    Appeals Process:
    For any student whose application is not accepted, the appeals process, as outlined in our chapter bylaws, is as follows:
     
    Article V., Section 7. After meeting with the Faculty Council Chairperson, unsuccessful candidates may choose to file a letter of appeal.  Upon learning the reason for the Faculty Council’s decision, a student may believe that the information he/she submitted was not properly interpreted. 
    • Within one week (seven calendar days) of the date of the notification letter, the student may submit a letter to the Faculty Council explaining this perceived misunderstanding. 
    • Letters of appeal must be written by the student in question. 
    • New information will not be accepted; the purpose of the appeal process is to clarify information which was previously submitted. 

    In consultation with the principal, the Faculty Council will reconvene to consider the merit of all appeals, and a second notification letter will be sent.  All appeals decisions are final.