National Honor Society

General Information

Honor Society Co-Advisors: Sheri Viggiano and Benjamin Matzen

Please be aware of the following procedure that Oxbridge Academy will use to determine selection into our chapter of the National Honor Society. This procedure is a matter of public record and will be released to the public upon request. The procedure used at Oxbridge Academy reflects the recommendations of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, which is the governing body of the National Honor Society.

Should the Faculty Council determine that a change in procedure is in order, they shall write out the procedural change with the NHS Advisor’s agreement and forward it to the Head of School. If he/she agrees with the recommended change, it shall be implemented.

The selection procedure is set forth below and must be published.

Selections for membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) are made by a five-member Faculty Council appointed by the Head of School. The criteria for membership are: Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character. Information about prospective members is gathered primarily from the NHS application, letters of recommendation, and staff evaluations submitted by activity advisors, coaches, classroom teachers, and administrators. After careful consideration of the candidates in all respects, the Faculty Council will report its final recommendations to the NHS advisors, which will then be discussed with the Head of School for final decisions.


Criteria for NHS Membership

1. Scholarship: Students who are currently in their sophomore or junior year and who have attained a 3.70 unweighted cumulative GPA (9th grade to the present) will be invited to apply to the NHS.

2. Service: Students must be involved in some form of community service (one day or longer) either in or outside of school. Signed letter of recommendation from an adult at one of the service organizations is required and must be returned in a sealed envelope or emailed directly to the advisors.

3.Leadership: The applicant must currently be involved in at least two extracurricular activities (either in or outside of school). In addition, the applicant must also serve in at least one leadership role in the community, religious organization or in the school. A signed letter of recommendation from an adult at one of the leadership or extracurricular organizations is required. It must be returned in a sealed envelope or emailed directly to the advisors.

4.Character: The applicant must request two letters of recommendation which must be from an adult not employed by Oxbridge Academy who can speak to the character of the student. It must be returned in a sealed envelope or emailed directly to the advisors.

Timeline (specific dates will be announced the beginning of second semester)

Mid-February: applications will be mailed to those students who meet the minimum unweighted GPA requirement.

Beginning of March: applications are due.

End of March/beginning of April: decisions letters will be mailed home addressed to the student.

End of April: Induction ceremony.