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Selection Criteria

Blanche Dodd Intermediate NEHS Chapter’s Selection Process


The National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) chapter of Blanche Dodd Intermediate is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in two areas of initial evaluation: scholarship (academic achievement) and responsibility.

Students are selected to be members of NEHS by a faculty council and supervised by an additional member of the faculty serving as the chapter adviser. This group awards the honor of membership to qualified students on behalf of the faculty of the school during each school year.  Our NEHS chapter will conduct its selection procedures during the spring semester of eligible students’ third or fourth grade year.

Students in the third or fourth grade are eligible for membership for the following school year. For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a cumulative A average for the first semester as well as the 3rd nine weeks grading period. For the responsibility criterion, school faculty with knowledge of the student complete a student rating rubric. Those students who meet these criteria are invited to complete a candidate’s form that provides the faculty council with evidence of the candidate’s responsibility at home, at school, and in the community.

All information is then carefully reviewed by the faculty council to determine membership. A majority vote of the council is necessary for selection. Candidates are notified regarding selection or non-selection according to a predetermined schedule established by the chapter. Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all of the criteria that led to their selection. This obligation includes regular attendance at chapter meetings and participation in other chapter service projects and activities.