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National Honor Societies on Campus

National Art Honor Society
Advisor: Jamie Nyman nymanj@pvpusd.net

Approximate membership:

Eligibility requirements:

Application window:
National Chinese Honor Society

Advisor: Ms. Grace Anderson andersonc@pvpusd.net

Approximate membership: 60

Eligibility requirements: Membership is open to all students have taken Chinese language for 3 semesters in a high school and who meet the criteria of the Chinese Language Association of Secondary Schools (CLASS) as well as the Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Chapter By-Laws. The national minimum standard for scholarship shall be a cumulative scholastic average of at least 3.5 in Chinese and a minimum non-weighted GPA of 3.0 on all academic subjects. Candidates shall also be evaluated on the basis of academic integrity.

Application window: The end of January through the end of February.
The purpose of this organization shall be to not only recognize high scholastic achievement but also leadership, character, and service and to perpetuate the advancement of international friendships and to create enthusiasm for Chinese language learning as well as the understanding of culture.
National Honor Society for Dance Arts
Advisor: Heather Myrick myrickh@pvpusd.net

Approximate membership: 25

Eligibility requirements: 30 points earned from dance related activities while enrolled in PVPHS' dance program

Application window:
National English Honor Society
Advisor: Ms. Maria McCloud mccloudm@pvpusd.net

Approximate membership: 50

Eligibility requirements: must be a sophomore and have a 3.75 weighted GPA or higher in order for application to be reviewed

Application window: TBD (around May/June)
 
 
 
National French Honor Society
Advisor: Marie-France Sam samm@pvpusd.net

Approximate membership: 30

Eligibility requirements: Completed 4 semesters of French with grade of A

Application window: Beginning of each semester
 
 
 
National Honor Society
Adviser: Ms. Okamoto okamotob@pvpusd.net

Approximate membership - 250

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921. Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
Students may apply for membership in either their junior or senior year (suggested application period is junior year). Candidate Information Packets (application) are available in H65 during the fall semester (September). The process by which students are selected is based upon the four pillars of NHS: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. The minimum GPA a student must have in order to be eligible to apply for membership in the Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Chapter is an un-weighted cumulative one of 3.65 or higher with no unsatisfactory marks for citizenship.
International Thespian Society
Advisor: Seth Cohen cohens@pvpusd.net

Approximate membership - 15

Eligibility requirements: Points earned through participation in Drama class and Drama activities and performances

Application period: January
 
 
Japanese National Honor Society
Advisor: Sachiko Iwami iwamis@pvpusd.net

Approximate membership: 70

Eligibility requirements: 3 semesters of Japanese class with GPA of 3.5 or higher; overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

Application period: Beginning of each semester
National Junior Class League (Latin)
Advisor: Bettina de Guzman deguzmanb@pvpusd.net

Approximately 130 members

Eligibility: "B" average in Latin class, member of JCL (Latin Club)

Application Window: October
Korean National Honor Society
Advisor: June Choi choij@pvpusd.net
Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society
Advisor: Ms. Vararat Chaiyont kanv@pvpusd.net

Approximately 150 members

Eligibility requirements: Enrolled in Pre-Calc or higher; grade of B or higher in all math honors courses, grade of A in all regular math classes

Application window: after 1st quarter grades are issued (i.e. November)
Quill and Scroll National Honor Society
Advisor: Jaimee Johnson johnsonj@pvpusd.net
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
National Science Honor Society
Advisors: Mr. Charles Lee leec@pvpusd.net
Mr. Chris Mullen mullenc@pvpusd.net
Ms. Emi Yamaguchi yamaguchie@pvpusd.net

Approximate membership: Varies

Eligibility requirements:
Open to juniors and seniors.
Juniors must have two years of science classes completed, and a third year of science classes in progress and seniors must have a fourth year of science classes in progress.
Must have a B (unweighted) average in all of the science courses.
At least two Honors or AP level science classes needed to be taken before or during Junior year.
Currently enrolled in a science class.
Application window: Early Fall
National Social Studies Honor Society
Advisor: Don Frazier frazierd@pvpusd.net

Approximate membership: 100

Eligibility requirements: Juniors and Seniors only. Must have completed at least 2 years of history courses with a 3.5 gpa. Application requires completing a short essay and other short answer questions.

Application window: September or May
Spanish Honor Society
Advisor: Jacqueline Valerio valerioj@pvpusd.net

Approximate membership: 175

Eligibility requirements: Sophomore, Junior or Senior; at least 3 semesters of Spanish including Spanish 3 Honors with a 3.6 GPA or higher; overall unweighted GPA of 3.0; no U's or disciplinary record

Application window: Sep/Oct and Jan/Feb
 
Tri-M Music Honor Society
Advisor: Fred Steiner steinerf@pvpusd.net

Approximate membership: 65-70

Eligibility requirements: Grades 10-12, maintain GPA of over 3.0 unweighted, must be enrolled in a music course

Application window: September