National Honor Society

Andrean High School
National Honor Society
Cardinal Flahiff Chapter
Selection Process


Students must be juniors or seniors who have completed at least one semester at Andrean High School to be eligible. Selection is then based on scholarship, service, character, and leadership.

Notification of eligibility and information packets

In the fall, the principal sends out letters to all eligible students who have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA. Students who are interested in joining must then complete an information packet detailing their activities that demonstrate their service, leadership, and character. They also must also write an essay explaining how they personally believe they exemplify the high standards of service, leadership, and character.

Students must turn in their information packets and essays to the main office by the deadline stated in their eligibility letter. Students who do not complete this portion will not be considered for admission to the chapter.

Faculty evaluations

After the deadline for information packets, the chapter advisors will submit evaluation forms to the faculty. Faculty members will evaluate and comment on students who have submitted the information packets. Evaluations will be based on the areas of service, character, and leadership only because scholarship has already been established on the basis of the GPA. All faculty recommendations must be signed to be considered.

Faculty Selection Committee

Five faculty members will evaluate the students who have submitted the information packets and essays by the deadline. The faculty council members will be selected for a term of one year only; however, they may be selected for consecutive terms. The chapter advisors will serve as non-voting members of the council.

The faculty council will use the information from student information packets, essays, and faculty evaluations and recommendations to select students who demonstrate outstanding character, service, and leadership. They will deliberate and then vote on each candidate individually based on this criteria.

Selection notification

After the faculty selection committee selects students for induction into the National Honor Society, the list of names is submitted to the principal. The principal then notifies students of selection or non-selection.

Eligible juniors who are not selected may continue to work to enhance their character, leadership, or service activities in order to try again the following year.

Appeals in cases of nonselection

Questions about nonselection may be addressed to the chapter advisors.

Appeals must be addressed to the principal within 10 days of notification of nonselection. Appeals will be considered based upon proper adherence to the selection procedures.


The 2015-2016 Faculty Selection Committee for National Honor Society voted unanimously to change the minimum grade point average for consideration for selection into Cardinal Flahiff Chapter of National Honor Society from the current minimum 3.0 weighted grade point average to a minimum 3.3 weighted grade point average.

This would take effect in the 2018-2019 school year, beginning with the graduating class of 2020. For the 2018-2019 school year, the seniors (class of 2019) must meet the current 3.0 GPA requirement, but the juniors (class of 2020) must meet the new 3.3 GPA requirement. By waiting three years for this modification to take effect, the class of 2020 will enter high school with the expectation of having to maintain a 3.3 weighted GPA for eligibility for National Honor Society.

This process fulfills all requirements in National Honor Society’s national by-laws.