Section 1. Membership in this chapter shall be known as active and graduate. Active members become graduate members at high school graduation. The graduate members have no vote.
Section 2. Membership in this chapter shall be based on scholarship, service, leadership and character as defined by Article III.
Section 3. To be eligible for selection to membership in this chapter, the candidate must have been attendance for one full academic year at Wesleyan previous to applying for membership.
Section 4. Candidates eligible for election to this chapter must be members of the junior or senior class. Candidates eligible for election to the chapter shall have a minimum cumulative average of 90.0 (out of 100, weighted average for honor and AP classes.) in the six (6) core academic subjects (math science, foreign language, history, English, and Bible). No rounding of 89.5 and up will be permitted. The scholastic average of 90 is based on Wesleyan grades only. (No previous high school grades will be included in the average.) This scholastic level of achievement shall remain fixed and shall be the required minimum scholastic level of achievement for admission to candidacy. All students who can rise in scholarship to or above such standard may be admitted to candidacy for selection to membership. Their eligibility shall then be considered on their service, leadership and character.
Selection of Members
Section 1. The final selection of members to this chapter shall be by a majority vote of the NHS Faculty Council consisting of five faculty members appointed by the principal. The chapter advisor shall be the sixth, non-voting, ex-officio member of the Faculty Council.
Section 2. Prior to the final selection, the following shall occur:
a. Student academic records shall be reviewed to determine scholastic eligibility (90.0 cumulative average in the six (6) core academic subjects)
b. Students who are eligible scholastically will be considered for further review for membership selection. The advisor will collect information on the student’s service, leadership, and character.
c. The leadership category must be met by being an officer or a club or organization. The student may also meet the leadership criteria by “ leading by example.” “Leading by example,” means the student follows the Wesleyan student handbook, quantitatively and qualitatively, and is a positive contributor to the school community.
d. The service category shall be met by a student who has consistent stewardship to the school as exemplified through clubs, organizations, athletics, and other service. The student’s service must be significant, meaningful, and sustained participation in an extra-curricular activity. (NOTE: This does not include outside school activities with churches, hospitals, charitable organizations, etc.)
e. The character category must be met by exhibiting character of a good citizen through integrity, honor, respect, and responsibility. Both discipline and honor records of the student must be acceptable in the following manner: A student must have not more than four detentions and no suspensions in the previous academic school year. No honor code violations can occur within the previous calendar year from the induction date.
f. The entire high school faculty shall be requested to comment on candidates determined scholastically eligible.
g.The Faculty Council shall review the student records and faculty comments for the selection of new inductees.
Section 3. The selection of active members shall be held once a year during the first semester of the school year.
Section 4. An active member of the National Honor Society who transfers from Wesleyan School to another school will be given a letter indicating the status of his/her membership and signed by the principal.
Section 5. An active member of the National Honor Society who transfers to Wesleyan School from another school will be reviewed by the Faculty Council according to qualifications for the membership into this chapter. A letter stating that student was in good standing when he/she left their other chapter must be obtained. This transfer member will attain membership within one semester and then must maintain the membership requirements for this chapter in order to retain his/her membership.
Section 1. Any member who falls below the standards of scholarship, leadership, character or service may be dismissed from the Wesleyan chapter of the National Honor Society. A member of the National Honor Society is expected to maintain an active role in service and leadership to his/her school.
Section 2. If a member’s cumulative average falls below the standard in effect when he/she was selected (90.0), he/she will be given written warning and a time period for improvement. If the cumulative average remains below 90.0 at the end of the warning period the student may be dismissed from the chapter.
Section 3. An accumulation of four detentions within one school year, any school suspensions, conviction of honor code violation or conviction of a criminal offense will result in a dismissal hearing. Violation of criminal law results in dismissal of the student from NHS. These violations include, but are not limited to, DUI, stealing, destruction of property, honor code violations, truancy, and possession, selling, or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Section 4. The Faculty Council may dismiss any member whose personal conduct is questionable in accordance with the accepted norms of student behavior.