National Honor Society

2023-2024 Application

Catonsville High School

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). The purpose of this organization is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, promote leadership, and develop character in the students of secondary schools. At Catonsville High School, the NHS is available to juniors and seniors. NHS is an honorable distinction and the selection process is adhered to in a strict manner. If selected for membership, students are required to complete 10-15 hours of service per year towards the betterment of Catonsville High School and the community. 

National Honor Society Selection Process

The National Honor Society selection process begins in October. Students interested in becoming members of NHS who have met the GPA requirements will receive a letter inviting them to apply. Students may download a copy of the NHS Activity Information packet & Character Reference forms from our school website. In order to be considered for selection, students must complete the information packet accurately and completely and submit it by the stated deadline.  No late information packets will be accepted after the stated deadline.
Selection Criteria

Once students have turned in their application, the selection process begins. Membership into the National Honor Society is only by invitation of the faculty.  Students are invited to join based on meeting ALL of the requirements as set forth by the national organization and Catonsville High School. Candidates must meet all four requirements equally to be considered for membership.

Once all the applications are received, the entire faculty is given the opportunity to provide feedback on the candidates.  The five-member NHS Faculty Council, which is chosen by the principal, next reviews each student’s application packet, attached paperwork, and all information provided by the faculty. Our school then invites qualified candidates to become NHS members.

Please contact either Mrs. Wack at [email protected] or Mr. Werner at [email protected] if you have any questions about Catonsville High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society.