Selection Process Overview

Foundation Preparatory Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society
Selection Process Overview and Obligation of Members

The purpose of the Foundation Preparatory Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society shall be to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, to encourage the development of Christian character, and to cultivate and maintain a culture of honor in the students of Foundation Preparatory Academy.

Membership in local chapters is an honor bestowed upon a student. Selection for membership is by a Council and is based on outstanding scholarship, Christian character, leadership, and service. Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes outstanding achievement by high school students. NHS students are expected to display excellence in scholarship, leadership, service and character.

To be eligible for membership the candidate must:

  • be classified as a sophomore, junior or senior
  • have been in attendance at Foundation Prep for at least one semester
  • maintain a cumulative scholastic average of at least 88 percent
  • name three (3) leadership roles at school or in the community achieved since the ninth grade
  • demonstrate the completion of ten (10) hours of service undertaken at school or in the community since the start of ninth grade
  • demonstrate Christian character of honesty, academic integrity, respect, and responsibility

Obligations of selected members:

  • pay annual dues of $20 within 30 days of induction
  • maintain the standard of scholarship, a cumulative scholastic average of at least 88 percent
  • maintain leadership roles in both the school and community
  • must participate in individual service projects totaling ten (10) hours each year
  • must participate in the chapter service project
  • uphold the law, school regulations and school code of conduct

Discipline and dismissal procedures:

  • any member who falls below the stands of scholarship, leadership, service or Christian character may be considered for dismissal
  • if a members cumulative GPA falls below the standard, he or she will be given a written warning and one grading period for improvement
  • if the members cumulative GPA remains below standard at the end of the warning period, the student will be subject to further disciplinary action, which may include dismissal from the chapter
  • violation of the law or school regulations or school code of conduct can result in dismissal
  • in all cases of pending dismissal, members will receive a written notification from the advisor and given the opportunity to respond to the charge at a hearing before the Faculty Council prior to the vote on dismissal
  • a dismissed student may not be reconsidered for membership in the National Honor Society