NHS Disciplinary Process

  • "Members should understand fully that they are subject to dismissal if they do not maintain the standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character that were used as a basis for their selection.” HS - National Membership Guidelines


    Academics

    At the end of each marking period, cumulative grades of NHS members will be reviewed to ensure that each member is maintaining the required minimum cumulative 3.8 GPA.

    If a member should fail to maintain this average, a five-step process is immediately initiated:

    1. An academic warning will be delivered, via homeroom, by the chapter adviser(s).

    2. If the student’s average is not brought up to the required GPA by the next report card period, the member will be placed on probationary status. Written notification will be provided by the adviser to the student and Principal. During this probationary period, the NHS member is required to attend peer tutoring weekly and to make clear effort to improve grades. The student must submit copies of interim reports to the adviser to verify improvement.

    3. If, after two consecutive marking periods, an NHS member does not attain the required GPA cumulative average, the member must meet with the Adviser(s) to appeal for continued membership, and present clear, compelling, and comprehensive evidence explaining the failure to maintain the GPA. adviser(s) will consider this evidence, and discuss further action with the student, up to and including dismissal.

      1. Written notification of the date, time and location of the appeal meeting will be provided via homeroom to the student at least five (5) school days in advance, with the default meeting time to be 2:45 PM on a regular school day.

        1. Student need to change the date/time of the appeal meeting, will be considered, up to 24 hours prior to the appeal meeting, after which time, failure of the student to attend will result in automatic dismissal.

        2. Should the date/time require adjustment, the appeal meeting must be held within three (3) school days of the original notified date/time fo the appeal meeting.

    4. Should the adviser(s) determine that dismissal is recommended, the Adviser(s) will report this recommendation to the Principal.

    5. The Principal - or designee of the Principal - will, at their sole discretion, approve or disapprove the dismissal, with or without meeting with the student. The Principal or designee will report their decision in writing via the Adviser(s) within five days. The Principal or designee, at their sole discretion, may request a meeting with the student, but is not obligated to meet with the student, and may act upon the report of the Adviser(s) without meeting with the student.

    If the student's membership is retained after the five step process above, and then fails to maintain a 3.8 GPA for the third report card period, they are automatically removed from the National Honor Society.

    Character, Service and Leadership

    Continuing to demonstrate Character, Leadership, and Service is an expectation for continued membership in the NHS. Failure to demonstrate good character may result in probation, up to and including dismissal.

    Students are to demonstrate character and leadership. This includes - but is not limited to -  here at school, on field trips, at away games, or on social media. Evidence of wrongdoing by a member of the NHS will be presented to the RHS Dean of Students, if it is not already presented. The adviser(s) will be informed of RHS disciplinary issues of NHS members, and proceed accordingly.

    With regards to service, a student who fails to attend the quota of meetings and service opportunities will be in jeopardy of losing their membership.

    If a member should fail to maintain character, leadership, and service, as outlined in the application process, a three-step process is immediately initiated:

    1. The member must meet with the adviser(s) to appeal for continued membership. The adviser(s) will consider this evidence, and discuss further action with the student, up to and including dismissal.

      1. Written notification of the date, time and location of the appeal meeting will be provided via homeroom to the student at least five (5) school days in advance, with the default meeting time to be 2:45 PM on a regular school day.
         
        1. Student need to change the date/time of the appeal meeting, will be considered, up to 24 hours prior to the appeal meeting, after which time, failure of the student to attend will result in automatic dismissal.

        2. Should the date/time require adjustment, the appeal meeting must be held within three (3) school days of the original notified date/time fo the appeal meeting.

    2. Should the adviser(s) determine that dismissal is recommended, the Adviser(s) will report this recommendation to the Principal.

    3. The Principal - or designee of the Principal - will, at their sole discretion, approve or disapprove the dismissal, with or without meeting with the student. The Principal or designee will report their decision in writing via the Adviser(s) within five days. The Principal or designee, at their sole discretion, may request a meeting with the student, but is not obligated to meet with the student, and may act upon the report of the Adviser(s) without meeting with the student.

    If the student's membership is retained after the three step process above, and then there is a continued failure to maintain character, leadership, and service, they are automatically removed from the National Honor Society. Grievous acts, such as cheating, bullying, fighting, drinking, drug use, or other major violations as laid out in the RHS Student Handbook, will result in dismissal with no appeal.