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National Honor Society

National Honor Society is a service organization devoted to scholarship, character, leadership and service. Members spend a year positively affecting the climate of the school, aiding students in their academic pursuits, helping organize school events, and giving back to the community through charitable service.  Members are expected to participate in tutoring and to volunteer their time at school events and donate time toward helping a charitable organization.


Students are selected for membership in the National Honor Society based upon four criteria: scholarship, character, leadership and service. At the end of the their fifth semester, members of the junior class who have been students at Ridge High School for at least one semester and who have achieved either a cumulative unweighted grade point average of at least 3.50 or cumulative weighted grade point average of at least 3.8350 and who have a disciplinary record reflecting academic and personal integrity, will receive an email to their student email account advising them that they are candidates for the National Honor Society and providing directions to complete the application. In addition to meeting the academic criteria, National Honor Society requires its members to participate and lead activities both in school, and in the community, to demonstrate excellence in four areas: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.


Candidates in the Class of 2022 wishing to pursue membership must complete an application which includes:

1) a Ridge School Activity Form (should be a current school activity), 

2) further evidence of involvement in the RHS community or greater community (could be an additional RHS activity OR community organization or service)

3) a copy of the student’s resume (sample resumes and tips can be found HERE). 

Applications will be submitted via Google Classroom. Note that the Ridge School Activity form must describe participation in the Ridge High activity and have the adviser’s signature. The second form should provide further evidence of involvement at either the high school or the community level and could include Ridge activities, sports, clubs, etc. or a community based organization or community service activity. There is no specific hour requirement for admission to NHS. Successful candidates should attempt to demonstrate varied interests in the completed forms. While employment should be listed on the resume, jobs may not be used as one of the documented activities. In addition, participation in an activity that generates credit on the transcript cannot be utilized as a RHS School Activity (e.g. A capella choir, band, orchestra).


Please understand that NHS membership is not guaranteed to anyone meeting the grade point average requirement. The final decision for admission is made by the faculty selection committee, which will review all applications and faculty evaluations. Students are advised via email of the committee’s decision. Students involved in an incident(s) of academic integrity may be declared ineligible for or removed from National Honor Society.

Any questions regarding NHS eligibility and membership requirements should be directed to the NHS Advisors: Ms. Cahill and Mr. Cahill.