National Honor Society

  • National Honor Society membership in the Glacier Peak High School chapter is both an honor and a privilege bestowed upon a prestigious group of students. Selection for membership is by a Faculty Council and is based on the four pillars of the National Honor Society. These pillars are outstanding scholarship, character, leadership and service. Once selected, the members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities.

    • Students who are eligible to apply for membership into Glacier Peak High School National Honor Society will receive an invitation letter and application packet approximately two weeks after first semester grades are entered. Qualified students will meet a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.45. Application deadline will be clearly indicated on the packet for application. All relevant dates are identified in the application packet. Once received, applications are screened by a six member faculty committee and final decisions are made by Mr. Larson - Glacier Peak High School Principal.
    • All applicants will receive notification regarding admittance into Glacier Peak High School National Honor Society by letter approximately three weeks after the application due date. 
    • All accepted members and their families are invited to attend an evening induction ceremony to receive a membership certificate.
    • Potential member’s records will be reviewed by their administrator and counselor. Any offenses in their records (grades 9-12) that do not comply with the four pillars of the National Honor Society may disqualify them for membership.
    • Meetings: The first Thursday of every month at 7 a.m. in the performing arts center when school is in session (September meeting is the Thursday of the first full week of school). 

    The five members of the Faculty Council use the following definitions to review the student information/ activity forms:

    • Scholarship: Only students who have attended Snohomish School District for the equivalent of one semester may be considered for membership. Students who have not met this attendance qualification may submit a letter of recommendation from the previous school’s principal. Based on the recommendation of the previous principal, the Faculty Council may waive the semester regulation.
    • Leadership: Students must document leadership positions they have held on their application. These may be in or out of school leadership roles. An example of leadership is holding an office or position of responsibility in school or extra-curricular club or activity. Leadership can also be in the classroom, at work, and in school or community activities. The student who exercises leadership inspires positive behavior in others. Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and positive people.
    • Service: The student must show evidence of voluntary contributions to the school or community. Service is considered to be those actions undertaken by the student which are done with, or on behalf of others, without any direct financial compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit. As a volunteer, the student is dependable and well-organized. The student is gladly available and willing to offer assistance.
    • Character: The student must manifest truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating, and illustrate unwillingness to profit by the mistakes of others. The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.

     

    Membership requirements: Once a student has been accepted into National Honor Society at Glacier Peak High School, he/she must maintain the following expectations:

    Required Minimum (requirements to remain in National Honor Society and to walk with a gold cord at graduation)

    • Complete 12 hours of community service by end of May.
    • Attend minimum of 6 meetings per year.
    • Zero hour students exempt.
    • 8 a.m. Running Start students exempt.
    • Clean lunch tables once per year for a week (Running Start exempt).
    • Minimum two highway clean-ups.
    • Remain in good academic standing (cum 3.45 GPA).

    Voluntary Varsity Requirements (and to walk with blue and gold cords at graduation)

    • Complete 20 hours of community service per year by the end of May.
    • Participate in a committee (minimum5 hours) or head/create a service project per year.
    • Attend minimum of 6 meetings per year.
    • Zero hour students exempt.
    • 8 a.m. Running Start students exempt.
    • Clean lunch tables once per year for a week (Running Start exempt).
    • Minimum two highway clean-ups.
    • Remain in good academic standing (cum 3.45 GPA).

    Communication

    • It is the responsibility of the member to follow due dates and maintain requirements.
    • Members who miss meetings are responsible for learning the missed information.
    • Members are asked to join the Facebook page as well as join the text reminder system.
    • Specific information is available upon membership.
    • If you have questions, please contact advisor Grace Lee at 360-563-7585.