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Candidate Application

Hello! If you have been directed to this page, you have been identified as a candidate for the National Honor Society. Congratulations! If interested, please read through the following information and then fill out and submit the Candidate Information Form. These forms are due by the end of the day Friday, February 16th. Candidates will hear if they have been selected or not by Friday, February 23rd. Candidates will be informed of this decision through their school email.

Selection Procedure

The National Honor Society chapter of St. Clair County Virtual Prep Academy is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of the National Honor Society. 

Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in four areas of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Students are selected for membership by majority vote of a 5-member Faculty Council, appointed annually by the principal, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school each year. The chapter advisors, Kayla Reaves and Belinda Blackstone, are also appointed by the principal and facilitates all selection procedures and chapter activities during the year.

Students in 10th-12th grades are eligible for membership. For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Those students who meet this criterion are invited to complete a Candidate Information Form that provides the Faculty Council with information regarding the candidate's leadership and service. A history of leadership experiences and participation in school or community service is also required. 

To evaluate a candidate's character, the Faculty Council obtains additional professional input. First, official school disciplinary records are reviewed. Second, members of the faculty are requested to provide their professional reflections on a candidate's service activities, character, citizenship, and leadership. The Candidate Information Forms are carefully reviewed by the Faculty Council to determine whether each candidate meets the criteria for membership. A majority vote of the Council is necessary for selection. Following a review of the results of the Faculty Council voting by the principal, candidates are notified regarding selection or non-selection according to a predetermined schedule.

Once the notification process is completed, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all the newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all criteria that led to their selection. This obligation includes regular attendance at chapter meetings held monthly during the school year, and participation in the chapter service projects. Students or parents who have questions regarding the selection process or membership obligations can contact the chapter advisors, Kayla Reaves or Belinda Blackstone or by phone at (205) 640-8710.


Below is a link to the Candidate Information Form. Submitting this form serves as an indication that the candidate would like to be considered for selection as a member of the National Honor Society. To be able to fill out the form, you must use your St. Clair County email address. You must also have a parent or guardian ready to give their electronic signature at the bottom of your form.

This form must be submitted by February 16th, 2024 to be considered for selection.

NHS Candidate Information Form

Member Obligations

Membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. Our chapter has worked hard to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teachers, peers, and the community. Out chapter strives to give practical meaning to the Society's standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four ideals are considered as the basis for selection. No student is inducted simply because of a high academic average. The National Honor Society strives to recognize the total student - one who excels in all of these areas. 

Membership, however, is more than an honor. It is an ongoing responsibility and an obligation to continue to demonstrate those outstanding qualities that result in a student's selection. Membership also carries a responsibility to the chapter. If our NHS chapter is to be effective and meaningful, each member must become involved.

Annual dues for this chapter are $20. Dues will be payable to the chapter within 30 days of induction.

Members are expected to attend all chapter meetings.

The chapter shall determine one or more service projects for each year. All members shall regularly participate in these projects.

In addition to the chapter project(s), each member has the responsibility of choosing and participating in an individual service project which reflects his/her particular talents and interests and is approved by the chapter advisor.

Each member must have 10 service hours.

Each member of this chapter who is in good standing with regard to the membership standards and member obligations shall be entitled to wear the emblem adopted by the National Honor Society. Any member who withdraws, resigns, or is dismissed from the chapter shall return the emblem to the chapter.

Chapter members who are seniors in good standing shall be granted the privilege of wearing the honor cords at graduation.