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National Honor Society

The CHCS chapter is chartered by the National Honor Society and abides by all the rules established by the National Association of Secondary School Principals’ National Honor Society Council.

The purpose of the CHCS chapter of NHS is to promote the pillars of leadership, scholarship, character and service in our school and community.  Each student member must meet rigorous national standards in each of the four pillars and maintain these standards throughout his/her high school career.

Selection for membership is by a Faculty Council and is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities.  Those students eligible for candidacy as an active member of the CHCS chapter must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Attend CHCS for a minimum of one semester prior to candidacy
  2. Be a member of the sophomore, junior, or senior class
  3. Have regular school attendance free of excessive or unwarranted absences or tardiness, and no major or repeated disciplinary infractions.
  4. Have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 (calculated at the end of the semester).

A letter of invitation is sent to every student who meets these requirements.  These letters are sent early in the fall semester of each year.  The annual ceremony to induct new members is held in October.

All members shall maintain high standards in character, leadership, scholarship, and service.  All members must maintain the minimum requirements as stated above, as well as the following:

  1. Members must be enrolled full-time at CHCS.
  2. Attendance at monthly meetings is required for all members.
  3. Service activities shall be planned by the CHCS chapter and all members must participate in the minimum of two of these activities per school year.
  4. The attendance and service project requirements will be tracked for each member using a point system.

Transfer Students: An NHS member who transfers from another school and brings a letter from the principal or chapter adviser to the new school adviser shall be accepted automatically as a member in the new school's chapter. Transfer members must meet CHCS’s chapter standards within one semester in order to retain membership.

Service Projects: CHCS NHS students have participated in a variety of service projects over the past years.  Projects have included Blood Drives, Elementary Education Program, Military Care Packages, and a partnership with Rapha House.

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