Membership in the National Honor Society at Sandia View Academy is based on Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character as established by the National Honor Society.
A committee evaluates sophomores, junior and senior students who attain a grade point average of at least 3.0. Scholarship is the most important criterion and includes not only GPA, but also the number and difficulty of classes taken beyond the basic graduation requirements.
Unusually negative or positive demonstrations of leadership, character and service also affect a student’s selection to the SVA chapter of the National Honor Society.
Membership in the Society is both an honor and a responsibility. Students selected for membership are expected to continue to demonstrate the qualities by which they were selected.
Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 85, B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. (Each school chapter is allowed to require a higher cumulative GPA.)
This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.