Honor Societies

National Honor Society

Sponsors: Devona Jackson, Michael Weinstock

The National Honor Society is an organization to which students are elected by the Faculty Council on the basis of four criteria: Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service.  Candidates must have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.8 combined with a weighted GPA of at least 4.3. Also, their academic record must not contain any quarter grade of an F. After meeting these academic requirements, a candidate for the National Honor Society must fully complete an application and submit it to the Faculty Council for review. To be considered for membership, candidates must have at least 30 hours of documented community service submitted with their application.  From the date that students receive the applications, they will have a minimum of two calendar weeks (14 days) to complete and submit them with all required documentation and signatures. NO APPLICATION OR DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE POSTED DEADLINE.

National Business Honor Society

Sponsor: Jaclyn McCarty

- invitation based on...

  1. At least 3 business classes completed by Junior or Senior year with a GPA of 3.5 in those classes
  2. Overall GPA of at least 3.0
  3. Completes application that demonstrates strong character through participation in extra-curricular activities, leadership roles, and community service projects.
  4. Completes application essay that reflects how the business curriculum has influenced their life in a positive way and how they live by the cornerstones of character, scholarship, leadership and service

Haverford Science Honor Society

Sponsor: Jeremy Tomaszewski, Rebecca Mortland

Rules and Bylaws

  1. Specifics regarding elections and duties of officers.
    1. Officers shall be elected to open positions by the members of the Society and approved by a committee consisting of current officers based on individual merit, participation in events, and commitment to the Society’s goals and objectives.
    2. Officers’ duties shall consist of:

                   i.      Presenting two 10-15 minute lectures annually regarding scientific ideas from the past, present, or future.

                   ii.      Planning, attending, and leading meetings and events.

                   iii.      Consulting with the chapter advisor.

                   iv.      Reporting to the SNHS national office regarding activities, current members, and contact information.

  1. Member requirements.
    1. Members must be in their junior or senior year of high school.
    2. A member must be enrolled in at least one honors science class during or prior to the eleventh grade year. A member must be enrolled in at least a single second year honors science class during or prior to the twelfth grade year.
    3. All members are required to maintain a B+ average across all science classes.
    4. Members found guilty of cheating or any other gross violations of school policy will be expelled from the Society immediately.
    5. Members are required to uphold the SNHS constitution.
  2. Member obligations
    1. Attend regular meetings.
    2. Attend at least one officer’s lecture per year.
    3. Participate in events held by the Society.
    4. Must meet at least one of the following requirements:

                 i.      Be an active member of a Haverford science club (ie. Haverford Science Academy, Robotics, Science Olympiad, Astronomy Club, AWARE, UNLESS, etc.).

                 ii.      Serve as a peer science tutor.

                 iii.      Complete an independent science research project and present the findings.

                 iv.      Participate in research or internship outside of school (must be verified with a letter) and share a presentation of their experience to the membership.

                 v.      Other sponsor approved options are also available.

Eligibility requirements for

Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica

Sponsor: Meghan MacConnell

(Spanish Honor Society)

The mission of the SHH is to recognize high school achievement in Spanish and to promote interest in Hispanic studies. This is an excellent community to be a part of for those students who want to further their cultural knowledge and engage in meaningful ways with the Hispanic community.  By joining SHH you will have the chance to participate in cultural events and service projects which will include opportunities to hone your Spanish skills beyond a classroom setting.

Any secondary school student who has maintained an honor average (A) in the study of Spanish for a minimum of three semesters, has an overall 3.5 GPA, and is in the 10th grade or higher is eligible to apply to be a member of the SHH. It should be remembered that the SHH is an honor society for those students of high academic achievement. Student may not have any disciplinary (suspension/expulsion) or criminal record. Student must commit to completing a minimum or 10 service or activity hours each year. These may not overlap with any other Honor Society Service. They must also be an active member of Spanish Club.

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Sponsors: Michael Fein

Tri –M Music Honor Society’s primary goals are to

*identify, foster, and reward performance excellence

*provide a safe and supportive environment for excellent performances  

*enable multiple opportunities for those excellent performances

*teach members appropriate concert demeanor and professionalism and to emulate collegiate (and beyond)performance practices

All returning and new student members are expected to

*commit to developing the highest and most professional performance level they can achieve

*select and perform top quality music, according to the style, time period and intent of the composer or arranger.  Solo pieces meant to be accompanied, should be.

*attend 2 out of 5 Afternoon Master Class Concerts (see list provided)

*perform in at least 1 out of 5 Afternoon Master Class Concerts (see list and dates provided)

*perform in the Formal Final Concert

*submit all performance repertoire information via the designated school google drive forms by deadline (see list) This includes well-researched program notes, correct spelling and proper grammar.

*ensure that all requested information and repertoire is    of the highest quality possible

*pay $10.00 membership dues by deadline as requested (see list) This money is used for graduation honor cords, concert reception supplies and hand-calligraphed certificates

*Check-in with Miss Core will be taking attendance.

*remain for the entirety of the final concert (any extenuating circumstances should be discussed with Ms. Core and kept to a minimum)and for at least 30 minutes of the afternoon concerts

*dress professionally for the Final Concert performance (jeans, flip-flops, shorts, etc. are not acceptable

*treat all music dept. and school equipment with care and return anything borrowed to its proper place

*treat all members and music staff with respect

*maintain the dignity and purpose of the society through their actions

*assume responsibility for all aspects of their performances and attendance   (Do not offer excuses; plan ahead and take care of business)

Full membership certificates will not be extended to any student who is unable to fulfill the above

Role of Chapter Sponsor

The chapter sponsor will

*support and aid the Tri M Officers in their tasks to achieve the chapter goals

*act as liaison between music faculty and Tri M officers

*guide and instruct the membership in correct performance procedures and professional standards

*uphold the integrity of the society; as sponsor Ms. Core reserves the right to cancel or request alteration of a performance that is inadequate or inappropriate to our primary goals

*maintain a precise roster of all membership and accept applications

*duplicate the programs for each concert

*secure the performance spaces and assist with instrument and resource use

*maintain archives of the Tri M activities and membership with the help of officers

*collect the membership dues and applications

*send the annual Chapter dues to NAfME parent organization and oversee Chapter requirements from national level

Role of Officers

The four student officers will

*maintain a close communication with chapter sponsor on all matters; sponsor should be copied on all email or paper correspondences

*assemble and type all performance information into duplication-ready, program format and submit to sponsor for duplication in timely fashion

*maintain, monitor and advise members about performance requirements and standards

*assume archival responsibility with Sponsor