National Technical Honor Society
NTHS NISD Requirements
Who is eligible?
Students who are in 10th-12th grade enrolled in a CTE pathway.
- Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher
- Earn an 85 or above in one or more CTE courses (fall semester)
- Exemplary behavior and attendance
Complete the application including grades and portfolio link
*Inductions will only occur once per school year, during the spring semester
After acceptance students must:
- Maintain an overall 3.0 GPA or higher
- Enroll in CTE courses
- Complete 10 hours of community service per year
- Attend meetings/check email from NTHS sponsor
*Lifetime membership unless removed for not meeting the above requirements. Students will be notified of removal in writing. Students will not be eligible to reapply to NTHS.
Membership fee: $30
Members receive membership certificate, ID card, certificate folder, white tassel with logo, lapel pin, window decal, and diploma seal. Other online benefits, opportunities to apply for scholarships, and ability to apply to be a CTE Ambassador.
Students will be able to purchase a purple/silver cord ($10) for graduation during their senior year.
- Article I Name and purpose
- Article VII Membership
- Article VIII Selection of members
- Article X Discipline and Dismissal
- Article XIV Activities
- 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 10th-12th grade become eligible in the spring of each 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 85+ average in a CTE course 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.
Once selected, members must maintain their membership by demonstrating the qualities by which they were selected. In addition to the academic obligation of members to maintain the standards of election during their membership, each National Technical Honor Society member is required to complete a minimum of ten (10) service hours.
Furthermore, all community service must comply with the following definition:
- Community or NISD service includes self-initiated, voluntary service that goes beyond the obligations of membership to a particular club or organization other than National Technical Honor Society.
- This service must be completed for a non-profit organization during active membership outside the individual’s class schedule; may not be performed for reward, payment, or recognition and may not be a performance- related obligation.
Candidates become members when inducted in a special ceremony to be held in the spring. Candidates are also required to attend the induction unless prior permission for their absence is granted. The membership fee ($30.00) for new members must be paid before the day of induction unless the executive committee decides an alternative date. If a student is in financial need, he/she should contact the sponsor before the induction so that other provisions can be made.
To be eligible for membership, the candidate must be a member of the
sophomore, the junior, or 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 85+ in one or more CTE course at the end of the preceding semester. Candidates must meet standards and requirements as set out in Article VII 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.
Each year the chapter shall determine each year one or more service hours in
the following areas: school appearance, student body, faculty, and community.
All members shall regularly participate in these projects.
Each member shall have the responsibility for choosing and participating in a service project that reflects his or her particular talents and interests. The service project is an addition to the chapter projects to which all members contribute.
All members of NTHS are required to perform 10 hours of service to school and/or community each semester.
- Any event whose primary purpose is to benefit the community directly is considered community service. (Non- profit organization, church, or the community itself);
- Entertainment counts only if there is no admission cost or the profit from admissions goes to a charitable cause;
- An event under a charitable organization in which the purpose of the event is to benefit the organization directly;
- Any educational service must involve direct contact with students;
- Activities which are an expected part of the membership in a school or church
- organization can not be counted towards NHS service hours;
- The signature of the activity’s sponsor must be on the NHS service hour form along with
- that person’s credentials;
- Service hours must be turned in each semester by the due date listed on Moodle;
- All service hours completed during the summer will count for the fall semester;
- Members who are uncertain about whether an activity could be considered for service should contact the Advisor.
If a member can not participate in a chapter project, then he/she should do an individual project or projects approved by the advisor to substitute for the chapter projects. After a member has not participated in two chapter projects or substituted with individual projects, his/her membership will be reviewed.
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.