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Madison Metropolitan School District

National Honor Society

Welcome to the information page for the James Madison Memorial Chapter of National Honor Society.

The National Honor Society was established in 1929 to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to encourage a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in high school students. 

Invitations:

All Juniors who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above at the end of the first semester will receive an invitation to an informational meeting about the application process for the JMM Chapter of National Honor Society. This is a required meeting which occurs in February. Applications will be submitted in April.

Requirements for Admission:

  • 3.5 cumulative GPA

  • 30 hours of community service

  • 5 semesters/seasons of extra-curricular activities

  • 2 faculty recommendations

  • Exceptional leadership and character qualities

Selection Process:

  • A mandatory informational meeting occurs in February of their Junior year, and applications are due in April.

  • Application materials are turned in to Mr. Kvistad and reviewed. Selection and final approval is made by the NHS Faculty Committee, a group of five members of the Faculty Senate.

  • Induction ceremony occurs at the end of May.

  • Once inducted, NHS members are required to maintain their 3.5 GPA, complete 10 hours of volunteer work, and continue to display positive character and scholarship. Dues of $5 will be collected from each newly inducted member.

Community Service

Students are required to complete at least 30 hours of community service prior to submitting their applications. Service must be unpaid and not for credit, and may be performed for our school community or for the community at large. Community Service can be logged using the Student Volunteer Hours Form.  ****IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP AN EXTRA COPY OF THIS FORM FOR YOUR OWN RECORDS!****

Please do not hesitate to contact Matt Kvistad, JMM NHS advisor with any questions at mjkvistad@madison.k12.wi.us

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