National Technical Honor Society
The purposes of this organization shall be:
To promote the ideals of honesty, service, leadership, and skill development among America's future workforce
To reward scholastic achievement in CTE and award scholarships
To assist Society Members in their pursuit of career and educational goals
To help build and maintain a stronger, more positive image for CTE students, programs and schools in the local community and throughout the nation.
To encourage the practice of high standards of personal and professional conduct and individual responsibility among the members
To help member school to initiate and maintain a strong working partnerships with local institutions of business, industry and commerce
To hold conferences, workshops and seminars for the education and mutual improvement of the members and to provide opportunity for the exchange of ideas and experiences through meetings, publications and research
To advance the growth and ideals of the Society throughout the United States of America.
NTHS NISD Requirements
Who is eligible?
Students who are in 12th grade and currently enrolled in a CTE program.
- Students must maintain a 3.0 Overall Unweighted GPA or higher
- Must have at least 2 CTE credits with a 90 or above
- Currently enrolled in CTE course with a 90 or above
- Exemplary behavior and attendance
- Students will receive an invitation email from NTHS sponsor to complete the application process. *Reception to honor members will only occur once per school year, during the spring semester.
AFTER INDUCTION STUDENTS MUST:
- Maintain an overall 3.0 GPA or higher
- Maintain enrollment in CTE courses
*Lifetime membership unless removed for not meeting the above requirements. Students will be notified of removal in writing. Students will not be eligible to re-apply to NTHS.
MEMBERSHIP FEE: $30, paid to campus (online or in person at campus office)
Members receive a custom membership certificate, custom black tri-fold portfolio, member ID card, member pin, diploma seal, window decal, white graduation tassel with the NTHS drop, and access to print general letters of recommendation with the current date. Additional benefits include three custom letters of recommendation, eligibility to apply for scholarships, and ability to apply to be a CTE Ambassador.
Students will be able to purchase (on their own) a purple & silver cord for graduation during their senior year.
For more information, see www.nths.org
- Article I Name and Purpose
- Article II Membership
- Article III Selection of Members
- Article IV Discipline and Dismissal
- Document Retention Statement
The name of this organization shall be the Northwest ISD National Honor Society, which appears on the charter granted by the Council of the National Technical Honor Society. Each secondary campus will maintain a chapter and follow the same district NTHS by-laws.
The objective of the organization shall be to recognize outstanding student achievement in career and technical education, encourage educational excellence, skill development, career readiness, promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of Northwest ISD.
The Northwest ISD Chapters of the National Technical Honor Society shall be under the sponsorship and supervision of the National Technical Honor Society, 1011 Airport Road, P.O. Box 1336, Flat Rock, NC, 28731
Membership in the local chapters is an honor and privilege bestowed upon a student. A student qualifying for membership may choose not to become a member. On the other hand, membership into the Society is selective. If a candidate declines membership, he/she will not be offered membership again.
Students from 12th grade become eligible in the Fall of their Senior year. Names of students who have achieved the scholastic requirements of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 of the 4.0 scale (non-weighted) and an 90+ average in a CTE courses are considered for selection. The student’s courses will be computed for the cumulative GPA according to the current handbook at Northwest ISD.
If a prospective candidate has been assigned twice to ECO within a semester and/or has had two discipline/behavior problems documented by the Principal, Assistant Principal, or any faculty member for the previous and/or present semester, the student’s name will be removed from the candidate list. Furthermore, candidates may have no suspensions or expulsions during the previous and/or present semester. Selection for membership is then considered by the Faculty Advisor. All candidates for the membership will be informed by the Advisor of the results.
Candidates become members when inducted in a special ceremony to be held in the spring. Candidates will pick up their induction packets during this celebration evening. The membership fee ($30.00) for new members must be paid in the Fall unless the executive committee decides an alternative date. If a student is in financial need, he/she should contact the sponsor in the Fall so that other provisions can be made.
To be eligible for membership, the candidate must be a member of the senior class at a NISD secondary school.
Candidates must have obtained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 of the 4.0 scale (non-weighted) and an 90+ in two or more CTE courses at the end of the preceding school year, and be currently enrolled in a CTE course with 90+. Candidates must meet standards and requirements as set out in Article II Membership.
The first level of discipline is a written reprimand. Written reprimands are positive criticism with a course of action providing reasonable time to comply with requirements or NTHS standards. Members who fall below the standards which were the basis for their selection shall be promptly warned in writing by the chapter advisor and given one semester to correct the deficiency except in the case of flagrant violation of school rules or civil laws as determined by the Faculty Advisor. A member does not necessarily have to be warned before being dismissed from the National Technical Honor Society.
The Faculty Advisor shall determine when an individual has exceeded a reasonable number of warnings.
The second level of discipline is probation. A member placed on probation will be notified in writing of the probationary period given for improvement and the possible consequences for non-improvement. At the end of the probationary period, if no further violations have occurred, the member is again in good standing; however their written warning shall be kept on file. Action resulting in probation may include but are not limited to:
Not completing the required number of service hours per semester;
Failing to attend a scheduled community service project;
Failing to uphold standards, which were the basis of membership, i.e., falling below academic eligibility, not paying dues; being assigned to ECO more than once a semester.
A member is allowed one probationary period during the course of his/her membership. A second infraction (for any reason) will result in an automatic pre-dismissal letter.
Members who do not meet the scholastic requirement as stated in the Constitution after being placed on probation for one semester may be dismissed from the chapter without a meeting or hearing. In all other cases of impending dismissal, a member shall have a right to a hearing, if he/she requests a hearing within five days after he/she has received his/her written dismissal notice.
The third level of discipline is consideration for dismissal by the Faculty Advisor. If the Faculty Advisor believes that dismissal is warranted, the student will be sent a pre-dismissal letter. A copy of the pre-dismissal letter will be sent to the parent of the student and the principal. The pre-dismissal letter will state that the member will have five school days to appeal in writing for a pre-dismissal hearing with the Faculty Advisor. If an appeal is not requested within five school days, the student will be dismissed from NTHS. Once the appeal letter has been received, the Faculty Advisor will schedule a hearing, The member will be notified of the date and the time of the pre-dismissal hearing. A parent/guardian may be present with the member; the primary focus of the hearing is to allow the member to present his or her case. Once the member has presented his or her case, it is up to the Faculty Advisor to discuss the case behind closed doors and come to a majority decision. If a member is dismissed, written notice of the decision will be sent to the member, his or her parents, and the principal. The member must then surrender his/her NTHS pin and membership card to the NTHS advisor.
Any member involved in any disciplinary action on or off campus, has failed to uphold the characteristics of the NTHS and the following guidelines will be used for dismissal:
- Failure to comply with written reprimands or earning several written reprimands;
- Cheating or plagiarizing;
- Placement in Discipline Alternative Education Program (D.A.E.P.) or suspension from school;
- Use of illegal or prohibited substances;
- Involvement in questionable activities that leads to arrest by the police or other agent of the law;
- Any severe misbehavior that fails to meet NTHS standards
*The Extracurricular Student Pledge of Conduct in all circumstances and at all times supersedes this document.
The Faculty Advisor has made the decision that when the students have been nominated to be a part of the National Technical Honor Society through member qualification selection stated by the by-laws, all documents relating to application for membership will be destroyed one week after members are chosen.