National Elementary Honor Society

Holy Cross School Chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society

The National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) chapter of Holy Cross School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in two areas of initial evaluations: scholarship (academic achievement) and responsibility.

Students are selected to be members of NEHS by a faculty council, appointed by the principal, and supervised by an additional member of the faculty serving as the chapter adviser. This group awards the honor of membership to qualified students on behalf of the faculty of the school during each school year.

Students in fourth, fifth, and sixth grade are eligible for membership. For the scholarship criterion, a student must have:

  1. Scholarship: A student has a 90% average in all subjects for every quarter.
  2. Responsibility: A student consciously decides to do what is right.
  3. Service: A student has a willingness to help others.
  4. Leadership: A student has a positive influence on the school.

Those students who meet this criterion are invited to complete a candidate's form that provides the faculty council with evidence of the candidate's responsibility at home, at school and in the community.

In addition, to evaluate a candidate's level of responsibility, the faculty council uses two types of information: school administrative records and faculty input regarding their professional reflections on a candidate's personal responsibility qualities. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all of the criteria that led to their selection. The NEHS members will also participate in service projects and activities.