2011-2012 School Calendar

Sunday, February 3, 2008

National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society and Telesis

We are proud to announce the highly anticipated arrival of the Telesis Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). The NHS is for Academy students who are sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The NJHS is for students in Junior Academy and freshmen at the Academy level. Members of both oganizations are considered to be among the best students in the nation.
Membership in both organizations is by invitation only by our Faculty Council. They will be looking at all students who first meet the required 3.0 or better GPA (grade point average). Then letters of interest are sent to those students who qualify in their GPA. The students are asked to identify their school activities and community involvement. Once this information is received by the Faculty Council, a final decision will be made on each student's entry qualifications. If a student qualifies under these two conditions, they are formally invited into the organization and join at a special induction ceremony to take place in early spring. Incentives for members include a lapel pin, a special recognition on their diplomas, and wearing honor cords at graduation. They are able to shop at the National Honor Society Store.
The biggest advantage of membership in the NHS and NJHS is that it gives a student an advantage on college and scholarship applications. The NHS requirements of GPA and school/community involvement are some of the first questions asked on these applications. It also shows future schools and employers that they are highly motivated individuals who go above and beyond. And, above all, it puts our students on an equal footing with the top students all over the nation.
Look for the list of our first inductees which will be announced as soon as the selection process has been completed.
This is indeed an exciting and important event for the students at Telesis!

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