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4300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson Arizona 85718
Phone number: 520-209-8300 | Fax: 520-209-8520
Attendance Line: 520-209-8318
School Hours: 8:35am-3:25pm
Counseling Office 520-209-8305
Health Office: 520-209-8304
Athletics Office: 520-209-8412
Registrar: 520-209-8385
School Code: 030476

Ms. Jody Brase
Principal

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National Honor Society

NHS Overview
NHS Selection Process/Materials 2017-18


NHS Overview

The National Honor Society was organized in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to “recognize and encourage academic achievement while developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy.” Over 15,000 chapters are active in high schools across the United State and the CFHS chapter was chartered on March 22, 1994, by NASSP.


CFHS Eligibility

NHS membership is selective. Sophomore candidates must have a minimum 3.75 cumulative GPA at the end of 3rd semester (fall semester sophomore year) and be on track to have completed a minimum of 4 Honors/AP credits by end of sophomore year. Junior candidates must have a minimum 3.75 cumulative GPA at the end of 4th semester (sophomore year), and have completed 4 Honors/AP credits and be enrolled in a minimum of 2 Honors or AP courses (not HC) as a junior.

Additionally, potential members must meet high standards of leadership, service, and character. Evaluation and selection are done by a Faculty Council which considers each candidate’s achievements and behavior during high school. Attendance and discipline records are reviewed, and all high school staff members are invited to comment on each candidate.

Once inducted into NHS, each member is expected to attend all meetings and to participate in service projects and activities. Furthermore, each member is expected to maintain high scholastic achievement (maintain 3.75 GPA, minimum 2 H/AP classes/credits per year) and to provide exemplary leadership and continuous service to the school and community. Membership in NHS is an honor and a responsibility.

Please note: NHS membership is NOT a factor in and of itself in college admissions. Do not pursue NHS membership if that is your primary motivation. Also, you are advised to not pursue NHS membership if you are too busy to meet the time commitments or are otherwise not genuinely interested in service.


CFHS NHS Membership Expectations

  • Complete Tech and Field Trip agreements and pay $25 annual dues (includes t-shirt)
  • Attend scheduled NHS meetings (3-5 each semester)
  • Serve 2 to 3 hours a month as peer tutor in the Nest
  • Participate in an NHS service event each quarter
  • Other NHS activities as determined


NHS Selection Responsibilities and General Timeline

November - December

Candidacy Invitations sent to eligible sophomores and juniors

Mandatory Information Sessions hel

December (TBA) Candidates submit Interest Form to Counseling
January - February Candidates spend a period in the Nest
Mid-February Candidates complete Service Activity and Summary/Reflection
March (TBA)Notification of Status
March (TBA)Induction Ceremony (Pre-Induction meeting week prior – TBA)

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