National Elementary Honors Society

National Elementary Honor Society

Students in Grades 4 and 5 at Heights Elementary now have another reason to work hard and be responsible.

Heights Elementary School is a charter member of the National Elementary Honor Society, giving students the chance to earn recognition for their accomplishments.

Students will be chosen for membership in the honor society at the elementary level based on their academic achievement (Cumulative GPA), personal responsibility, strong leadership skills and service to the school/community.

NEHS Core Principles 

Scholarship means a commitment to learning. An NEHS member is willing to spend time in reading and study, knowing the lasting benefits of a cultivated mind. We all must continue to learn even when formal education has ended, whether at the end of the school day, the school year, or our educational career, for education ends only with the end of life. Knowledge is one great element in life which leads to the highest success, and it can be acquired in only one way-through diligence and effort. Learning furnishes the lamp by which we read the past, and the light that illuminates the future. Members of NEHS are challenged to continually expand their world through the opportunities inherent in scholarship.

Responsibility is our commitment to do what we say we are going to do. It is our obligation for doing what is right when faced with the temptation of doing wrong. Responsibility is an expression of our concern for our family. We work in a responsible manner at school to achieve our academic goals. When playing sports, we are responsible to the team by always competing with our best effort and displaying good sportsmanship. Our responsibility to our community is displayed through acts of good citizenship, respecting the laws, culture and traditions of our part of the world. NEHS members demonstrate responsibility at home, at school, and in the community and serve as role models for our peers. We accept these new responsibilities with pride.

Service is a priority. In our day-to-day lives, many opportunities arise to perform service, helping others to do what they cannot do alone. This willingness to work for the benefit of those in need, without monetary compensation or the expectation of reward, is the quality we seek in our members. We are committed to the idea of volunteering our time and abilities to the creation of a better tomorrow for us all.

Leadership means exerting a positive influence on the school at all times. A student leader takes the initiative in class and in school activities, striving to train and aid others to reach their goals. The price of our leadership is sacrifice-a willingness to yield our personal interests for the interest of others. A leader has self-confidence and will go forward when others hesitate. Leadership is needed in many aspects of our lives; thus, to lead is another important challenge to each of our members.

1. Candidacy

Fourth and fifth grade students’ academic records are reviewed after the first semester to determine those who meet or exceed the required cumulative GPA of 3.75/4.0. These students are then identified as candidates.

2. Candidate Data Collection

Students who are eligible scholastically (candidates) will be notified and informed that for further consideration for chapter membership, they are to complete the Candidate’s Form. This form is sent to eligible candidates and outlines the candidate’s accomplishments in the areas of Responsibility, Service, and Leadership. Those forms must then be completed in its entirety and submitted by the given deadline, as well as signed by students and parents that the content is complete and accurate.

3. Faculty Input and References- Total of 3 references required

The current classroom teacher will be given an evaluation form from the Chapter Advisors on which to rate candidates in their class for membership. Students will need to provide a reference link to 2 other adults that have knowledge of the student’s activities or service in the school or community. This information will be combined with additional ratings regarding the candidate’s attendance and discipline obtained by the Chapter Advisor from the school’s official records.

4. Candidate Review

The Faculty Council will review each candidate’s application in conjunction with the information obtained through the references. The Scholarship and Responsibility of each individual candidate will be reviewed carefully. Afterward, the Faculty Council votes on each candidate. Those receiving a majority vote will be invited for induction into the chapter. Any candidate not selected will have reasons noted.

5. Principal’s Review

Prior to notifying candidates, the Faculty Council’s deliberations will be reported to the principal for approval. A list will be provided of selected and non-selected students, as well as any reasons for non-selection. This will assure the support of the administration before notification.

6. Notification

Selected candidates and their parents will be informed, in writing, about the selection as well as the date for the induction ceremony. Any non-selected candidates will also be informed, in writing, addressing the reasons and the process for being selected the next year.

7. Induction Ceremony

Response to the invitation must be received by. After invitations are accepted or refused, the induction ceremony plans will be finalized.

8. Maintenance

Besides maintaining expected levels of scholarship and responsibility, members are required to attend after school meetings to remain in good standing. (Refer to document regarding NEHS Meeting Schedule)


2022-2023 National Elementary Honor Society Meeting Dates


Meetings will be held on


Meetings will be held on the following dates,


Friday, December 9, 2022

Friday, January 13, 2022


More info to come