In order to become a member of Mount Vernon High School's chapter of the National Honor Society students must have:
- minimum 3.5 GPA
- evidence of formal and informal leadership
- community service (recommended minimum of 30 hours in high school with at least two different activities or organizations - 15 hours for the fall of 2021 due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19)
- three teacher recommendations
- one community recommendation
Overview of the Selections Process
Eligible candidates (as determined by the minimum GPA) are notified during the fall of their junior and/or senior year and asked to complete a candidate activity profile packet that helps us determine whether they meet the requirements NHS and MVHS has set for its members. A five-member Faculty Council studies the submitted information and those students who meet the requirements are inducted in November.
Selection to National Honor Society is an honor, not a right. Those students selected for membership are expected to maintain their high standards in scholarship, leadership, service and character as well as attend monthly meetings and participate in chapter and individual service activities.