National Honor Society
NHS Coordinator: Deborah White (806) 689-2220 x2235
The purpose of the National Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of Patton Springs School. To be considered for membership in the National Honor Society, a student must have a cumulative, non-modified scholastic average of 92.5 (excluding PE), be a member of the sophomore, junior, or senior class, and be in attendance for a period equivalent of one year at Patton Springs High School. In order to receive further consideration for selection to the NHS chapter, the student must complete a Student Activity Information form. This form highlights the student’s extracurricular activities, leadership positions, community activities, work experience, recognition, and awards. This form is evaluated by a council of five secondary teachers on a scale from 1 to 4 on the basis of Service, Leadership, and Character. Faculty Council members receive input from all faculty members before making their decision. Council members vote, and a student must receive a majority vote in order to be selected for membership. Membership is not guaranteed to anyone.
Please read the excerpt from the National Honor Society Handbook defining Leadership, Service, and Character (PDF).