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National Honor Society

National Honor Society Information

Indian Hill National Honor Society is an organization committed to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The group members strive to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in students of Indian Hill High School.  These four pillars have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1921.  

Membership Requirements
  • Candidates eligible for selection to this chapter must be members of the sophomore or junior class. 
  • To be eligible for selection to membership in this chapter, the candidate must have been enrolled for a period equivalent to one semester at Indian Hill High School.
  • Candidates eligible for election to the chapter shall have a minimum unweighted cumulative grade point average of 3.5. 
  • Upon meeting the grade level, enrollment, and GPA standards, candidates shall then be considered based on their service, leadership, and character.
  • Community Service Requirement:
    • Sophomore applicants must have a minimum of 30 hours (this may include the 20 hours IHHS requires for freshman and sophomore years) properly documented through the IHHS service coordinator by the application due date.  
    • Junior applicants must have a minimum of 50 hours (this may include the 40 hours IHHS requires for freshman, sophomore and junior years) properly documented through the IHHS service coordinator by the application due date.  

Application Timeline
  • End of February/Beginning of March:  Sophomore and Junior students with a minimum unweighted cumulative grade point average of 3.5 will receive a communication from the advisor inviting them to apply to National Honor Society.  
  • All complete applications submitted on time are considered by a five-person anonymous faculty committee.
  • All applicants are notified of the results of their application.  Accepted applicants are inducted into National Honor Society at the end of April and new members will participate in May meeting for that year.