Membership in the Princeville High School local chapter of the National Honor Society is an honor bestowed upon a student.  A student cannot apply for membership.  A student does not have a constitutional right to membership. Selection is based on four qualities: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.


A.       To be eligible for membership a candidate must be a junior or senior and must have been in attendance at Princeville High School for the equivalency of one semester.


B.       A National Honor Society member who transfers to Princeville High School from another school and brings a letter from the former principal or chapter adviser to the adviser in Princeville shall be accepted automatically as a member in Princeville's chapter.  Transfer students must meet Princeville's standards within one semester in order to retain membership.


C.      Candidates must have a cumulative scholastic average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.


D.      After first semester grades are available, a letter will be sent to each candidate’s parent/guardian.  Any student who wishes to be considered a candidate for membership must complete a copy of the Student Information Form and submit it to the adviser by the deadline. Any student who does not complete and submit this form by the deadline will not be given further consideration for membership.


E.       Completion of this form indicates the student's desire to become a member of the National Honor Society; his/her willingness to comply with the rules and regulations of the National Honor Society, including the intention to maintain the standards by which he/she was chosen for membership; and his/her intention to be present at the ceremony at which National Honor Society members are announced and inducted.


F.       Completion of the form does not guarantee selection.


G.      The faculty will study the Student Activity Information Form submitted by each student and evaluate the student for the qualities of leadership, service and character.


H.      The faculty will seek additional information from the Princeville High School faculty by asking each teacher to complete the “Teacher Evaluation Form” for each candidate known by that teacher.  The faculty evaluations are advisory only because the full faculty does not vote to determine membership. The appointed members of the faculty must make the actual selections.


I.         Having gathered and studied all the above information concerning each potential National Honor Society member, the faculty will meet in private to vote on each candidate.  A simple majority vote by the five (5) member faculty admits a candidate into the National Honor Society.


J.        No specific information as to why a candidate is not selected into the National Honor Society will be given.  All decisions may be appealed to the principal.  The principal has the final say in all matters in regards to the selection and dismissal processes of the Princeville Chapter of the National Honor Society. 








Members of the National Honor Society are expected to be exemplary school citizens at all times and to maintain the standards by which they were chosen for membership. Each year they are expected to participate regularly in scheduled meetings, in one or more service projects, and in the induction service for new National Honor Society members.  Students may be removed from the National Honor Society for actions unbecoming a member.  Such reasons for dismissal may include:


A.Cumulative grade point average falling below 3.2 for two semesters in succession.

B.       Unexcused failure to participate in meetings or service projects.

C.      Repeated failure to cooperate with school personnel or to abide by school rules.

D.      Out-of-school suspension.

E.       Conviction of a criminal offense.




A.Members who fall below the standards which were the basis for their selection shall be first warned in writing by the chapter adviser and given a reasonable amount of time to correct the deficiency, except that in the case of flagrant violation of school rules or civic laws, a member does not have to be warned.


B.       The faculty council shall determine when an individual has exceeded a reasonable number of warnings, shall review the offense, and vote to dismiss a member if dismissal is warranted.


C.      In all cases a member shall have the right of a hearing before the faculty council to respond to the charges and action taken.  The member's parents may be present.


D.      If a member is dismissed, written notice of the decision will be sent to both the member and his or her parents.  The member must then surrender the National Honor Society insignia (pin), membership card, and membership certificate.


E.       A PHS student who is dismissed or who resigns may never again become an Honor Society member at Princeville High School.


F.       A member who has been dismissed by the faculty council may appeal the decision to the principal.


G.      The National Council and the National Association of Secondary School Principals shall hear no appeals in dismissal cases.