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Community Service
Many of the National Honor Societies on campus require their members to perform community service. Below is a guide to acceptable forms of community service as well as a form to be used to log community service hours.
National Honor Societies on Campus
National Art Honor Society
logoAdvisor: Jamie Nyman [email protected]

Approximate membership:

Eligibility requirements:

Application window:
National Chinese Honor Society

logoAdvisor: Ms. Grace Anderson [email protected]

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 English Honor Society
logoAdvisor: Ms. Kate Peters [email protected]

Approximate membership: 50

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

Application window: May/June
National Honor Society
logoAdviser: Ms. Borstel [email protected]

Approximate membership - 175

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.

Eligibility requirements: Juniors and Seniors with an un-weighted, total (cumulative) GPA of 3.65 or higher as verified by the list of eligible students posted on the door of room S10 the first week of school, or posted on Mrs. Borstel's NHS webpage. Students should have no unsatisfactory marks for citizenship and must attend the MANDATORY informational meeting, usually Wednesday of the first full week of school, to receive a Candidate Information Packet (C.I.P.). In addition to Scholarship and Character, evidence of verifiable Service and meritorious Leadership are required for selection into NHS.

Application window: The original C.I.P.'s must be completed and uploaded to the NHS Prospective Member TEAM in late September for selection into NHS.
International Thespian Society
logoAdvisor: Seth Cohen [email protected]

Approximate membership - 15

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

Application period: January
National Junior Class League (Latin)
logoAdvisor: Bettina de Guzman [email protected]

Approximately 130 members

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

Application Window: October
Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society

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
logoAdvisor (Yearbook and newspaper): Jaymee DeMeyer [email protected]
Advisor (Literary Magazine): Betsy Okamoto [email protected]
National Science Honor Society
logoAdvisor: Mr. Charles Lee [email protected]

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
logoAdvisor: Collette Dunn-Kotke [email protected]

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
Tri-M Music Honor Society
logoAdvisor: Dan Doctor [email protected]

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
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