• All juniors and seniors who have a 3.0 GPA unweighted and a 3.5 GPA weighted are invited to apply for the National Honor Society.
    Please email applications to mitchellama@pcsb.org no later than October 15th.
     
    Some NHS Questions for the 2020-2021 School-year Answered
     
    Question: Will I still have to volunteer?
    Answer: Yes, because of circumstances as they are, we will change the number volunteer hours required each semester from 16 to 12 per member, and not require any projects. This will revert back as soon as things are back to normal. Ms. Mithcell will post a form to the Teams page to track hours. Students will need to fill this form out and return it before Holiday Break in December.
     
    Question: Will I still have to pay dues?
    Answer: Yes, we will hold off on collecting dues until inductions have taken place (with the exception of students planning to graduate in January). If you are planning on graduating in January, please email Ms. Mitchell at mitchellama@pcsb.org so that we can set up a time for you to get this taken care of.
     
    Question: Will we still be meeting?
    Answer: Yes, meetings will have to be held on Teams. Meeting attendance is mandatory. Ms. Mitchell will post an excuse form on Teams. All absences need to be excused. More than two unexcused absences per semester will result in disciplinary action. How many meetings students are allowed to miss each semester depends on the frequency of meetings. The day, time, and frequency of meetings will be posted before the start of school.
     
    Question: How will inductions happen this year?
    Answer: Ms. Mitchell will send out applications virtually for students who meet the requirements for inductions this year. They will be informed of their acceptance via email and inductions will also have to be virtual.
     
    Question: Where am I even able to volunteer right now?
    Answer: Starting at the beginning of the semester on August 24th, students can volunteer at any of these locations (or other locations of their choosing from which they are not receiving pay nor school credit) to start accumulating hours: Tampa Bay Watch, cutting and prepping materials for teachers of young students or even ESE students (because these materials can just be picked up at a school and then done at home), Clothes to Kids, Feeding Tampa Bay, Suncoast Primate Sanctuary, Feeding the Fosters Inc. The NHS website also has a list of virtual volunteering opportunities under the heading "Virtual Service Ideas". Here is the link: https://www.nhs.us/covid-19/
     
    Question: What do I do if I have questions?
    Answer: Email Ms. Mitchell at mitchellama@pcsb.org.

     

    To be considered for National Honor Society a student needs to meet all of the following criteria:

    1. Is a junior or senior in good standing.

    2. Has a GPA of at least 3.5 weighted.

    3. Has a GPA of at least 3.0 unweighted.

     

    Students who meet these requirements will have an application given to them, likely by their first period teacher, before the end of September.

     

    Once a student has completed and submitted an application by the deadline, a five-member principal-appointed faculty committee reviews each application and considers each applicant based on the following national standards in the four areas of evaluation: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

     

    Students who are invited to join the National Honor Society will be notified via invitation to join standing members for the National Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Invitations will be distributed in October. The induction ceremony will take place in November.

     

    Once inducted, members are required to maintain or improve their academic and disciplinary standing. They are also required to complete a mandatory 16 hours of documented community service each semester and participate in four National Honor Society projects (beach clean-ups, fundraisers, new-student orientation, canned food drive) each semester.