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National Honor Society

The Greenwich High School chapter of the National Honor Society recognizes students for their exemplary scholarship, service, character and leadership. Membership is a privilege, not a right.

This site offers a description of the criteria for entrance into the Greenwich High School National Honor Society. If you still have a question after reading through the site, please send an e-mail to Ms Maxon, the National Honor Society Adviser.

The Basics:

Eligible candidates will meet the following criteria:

GPA must be 3.55 or higher by the end of junior year.

Community Service must total at least 45 hours by the packet submission deadline; 15 additional hours can be earned the summer after junior year for a total of 60 required hours. Students with fewer than 45 hours by the April deadline are not eligible to submit a packet.

Leadership and character must be demonstrated consistently from 9th-11th grade.

See "Criteria for Selection" for details.


Eligible candidates will be notified in February of junior year. Some students will not become academically eligible until June of their junior year. Eligible students must fill out a packet. Students who meet eligibility requirements at the end of first semester of junior year will have a spring due date for the packet. Students who reach academic eligibility at the end of their junior year in June will have a fall due date. These due dates will be announced when students are notified of their eligibility and students will have approximately 8 weeks to complete the packet.  Failure to complete the packet on time means the student will not be offered membership and cannot apply at another time.

*The cumulative GPA cannot include modified grades or curriculum.

(updated September 13, 2023)

Decision letters have been emailed to students and their parents/guardians.  Please be aware that the NHS is not the same as a mailing you might receive about national scholars, etc. Only communication through GPS email or GPS letterhead is from our National Honor Society.

Juniors who reach eligibility with their final 6-semester GPA will be notified via email if they have met the 3.55 GPA requirement to submit a packet.  Please do NOT fill out and submit a packet if you were NOT notified of your eligibility. If you believe you have met the requirement of a 6-semester 3.55 cumulative GPA and did not receive an email, please contact the NHS adviser right away. Packets for newly eligible  juniors will be due in the fall, date to be determined.

Eligible juniors will receive one invitation to apply.  Failure to respond by the due date means the invitation is withdrawn  and the student cannot apply in the future.