Section 1: Membership in this chapter is an honor bestowed upon deserving students by the faculty and shall be based on the criteria of Scholarship and Responsibility.
Section 2: Membership in this chapter shall be known as active, honorary, and graduate. Active members become graduate members upon completion of their elementary school studies at this school. Graduate and honorary members have no voice or vote in chapter affairs.
Section 3: Eligibility:
a. Candidates eligible for selection to this chapter must be enrolled in grade
b. To be eligible for selection to membership in this chapter, the candidate must have been enrolled for a period equivalent to one semester at George W. Bush Elementary School.
d. Candidates eligible for election to the chapter shall have a minimum of 88% at the end of the second semester of the prior school year, and the second progress reporting period of the present school year in each of the core subjects, for each term.
d. Upon meeting the grade level, enrollment, and GPA standards, candidates shall then be considered based on their demonstrated personal responsibility.
Section 4: The selection of members to this chapter shall be by a majority vote of the Faculty Council which consists of faculty members appointed by the principal. The chapter adviser is a non-voting member of the Faculty Council who facilitates all meetings of the council.
Section 5: Prior to the final selection, the following shall occur:
a. Students’ academic records shall be reviewed to determine scholastic eligibility.
b. Students who are eligible scholastically (i.e., candidates) shall be notified and asked to complete and submit the Candidate’s Form for further consideration.
c. The faculty shall be requested to evaluate candidates determined to be scholastically eligible using the official evaluation form provided by the chapter adviser.
d. The Faculty Council shall review the Candidates Forms, faculty evaluations and other relevant information to determine those who fully meet the selection criteria for membership.
Section 6: The selection of active members shall be held during the fall semester. In April of each year, third graders will be reviewed for qualification for their fourth grade year.
Section 7: Candidates become members when inducted at a special ceremony.
Section 8: Transfer membership. Membership can be transferred from one chapter of NEHS to another.
a. An active member of the National Elementary Honor Society who transfers from this school
with an active chapter of NEHS will be given an official letter indicating the status of his/her
b. An active member of the National Elementary Honor Society who transfers to this school will
be automatically accepted for membership in this chapter. The Faculty Council shall grant to the
transferring member at least one semester to attain the membership requirements and, thereafter,
this member must maintain those requirements for this chapter in order to retain his/her