Applications for the Bayard Rustin chapter of the National Honor Society
are accepted in two windows. The first window is the last week of school junior year. The second window starts September 1st of senior year. There is approximately a one-week turnaround time for applications. Once notified of acceptance, a student can immediately list membership on their college applications. There is one combined honor society induction ceremony in late September. All communications will go directly to accepted students via Schoology. The code will be given out to students directly in the acceptance e-mail. Students alone are responsible for the application process. Late applications will not be accepted unless there is an emergency.
- Scholarship: A cumulative weighted GPA of 4.000 after the completion of the junior year (no exceptions).
- Service: 20 hours of community service must be documented prior to the application deadline. Service is defined as a volunteer activity completed since the first day of freshman year which does not directly benefit you, such as volunteer hours at a day care, parish, community service organization or function(s). Court-ordered services may not be included.
- Leadership: All candidates must have prior documented leadership experience. Candidates will need to provide the contact information for a sponsor to verify leadership experience. Leadership experience is defined as “The action of leading a group of people or an organization.” Leadership examples may include running a youth camp, parish organization, coaching youth sports. This requirement should not be confused with community service.
- Character: All candidates must have outstanding character. It should be noted that no candidate will be admitted to the Rustin chapter of the NHS who has documented academic dishonesty, or Level II or Level III disciplinary referral at any time during high school. An admitted student who incurs these sanctions will be immediately dismissed.
THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY REQUIRES A TIME COMMITMENT:
All accepted applicants must be able to attend monthly meetings as well as participation in all programs sponsored or co-sponsored by the National Honor Society during senior year including but not limited to: Rustin Peer Tutoring Program, Rustin New Student Mentor Program and at least four community service projects in order to receive a graduation stole and remain an active member. Please consider this before applying.