National Honor Society

  • Membership in the National Honor Society at each of the high schools in the district is by invitation.  To be eligible, students must have a weighted GPA of 3.8 and 60 hours of Service Learning credit. 

    Chapel Hill High School - National Honor Society (NHS)

    Membership in the National Honor Society at Chapel Hill High School is by invitation.  To be eligible, students must have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.800 and 60 hours of service learning credit.  

    Current GPAs for Juniors will be obtained from counselors at the end of the first semester (usually late January or early February).  For students with a weighted 3.800 GPA or higher, the number of service learning hours will be obtained from the district coordinator.  It is very important for students to submit their service learning hours well in advance and confirm that those submitted hours have been approved and recorded in order for students to meet the 60-hour requirement at this time.  Questions regarding service learning hours should be addressed by the NHS Advisors.


    Students meeting both requirements will receive a written invitation by mail to apply for membership.  Therefore, it is also important for the school to have the correct mailing address in PowerSchool for students wishing to apply.  Completing an application does not ensure membership.


    If you have any questions, please contact:

    Erica Kinney and Aaron Ideus, NHS Advisors ( 919-929-2106).

    Carrboro High School - National Honor Society(NHS)

    Carrboro High School's NHS requires students to have a weighted GPA of 3.8 and have 60 Service Learning hours. Please note that having those two requirements does not guarantee admission. The following criteria is also considered: 

    The student who exercises leadership: 

    • Is resourceful in proposing new problems, applying principles, and making suggestions
    • Demonstrates initiative in promoting school activities 
    • Exercises influence on peers in upholding school ideals 
    • Contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school 
    • Is able to delegate responsibilities 
    • Exemplifies positive attitudes
    • Inspires positive behavior in others 
    • Demonstrates academic initiative
    • Successfully holds school offices or positions of responsibility; conducts business effectively and efficiently; demonstrates reliability and dependability 
    • Is a leader in the classroom, at work, and in other school or community activities 
    • Is thoroughly dependable in any responsibility accepted
    • Is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude 

    The student who serves: 

    • Volunteers and provides dependable and well-organized assistance, is gladly available, and is willing to sacrifice to offer assistance
    • Works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities 
    • Cheerfully and enthusiastically renders any requested service to the school
    • Is willing to represent the class or school in inter-class and inter-scholastic competition 
    • Does committee and staff work without complaint 
    • Participates in some activity outside of school, for example, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church groups, volunteer services for the elderly, poor, or disadvantaged 
    • Mentors person in the community or student at other schools 
    • Shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers, and students 

    A person of character demonstrates the following six qualities: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship. In addition, it can also be said that the student of character: 

    • Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously 
    • Consistently exemplifies desirable qualities of behavior (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, and stability) 
    • Upholds principles of morality and ethics 
    • Cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, office, halls, etc. 
    • Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability 
    • Regularly shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others 
    • Observes instructions and rules, is punctual, and faithful both inside and outside the classroom
    • Has powers of concentration, self-discipline, and sustained attention as shown by perseverance and application to studies 
    • Manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work, and showing unwillingness to profit by the mistakes of others 
    • Actively helps rid the school of bad influences or environment 

    Questions: Please email the NHS Advisor, Jamey Barkdolloni,


    East Chapel Hill High School - National Honor Society (NHS)

    Students must have at least a 3.8 weighted GPA, 60 hours of service learning (Juniors inducted in December will have until May to complete their hours) and uphold the NHS standards to be considered for admission to the National Honor Society at East Chapel Hill High School. Each NHS member must attend at least 3 meetings at lunch and they must have at least 5 NHS participation hours by participating in NHS service projects (these are not the same as our district's Service Learning hours and
    can not be logged at school). Please contact Ms. Susan Taylor: or Mr. Jay Wilson: NHS Advisors for more information.