A student who has not maintained the described membership requirements or who has failed to maintain the standards of excellence for which he was selected will be placed on probation.
Probation is a warning given by the sponsor that the student’s membership is in jeopardy. The warning is written and must be signed by the student and a parent or guardian to insure that both are aware of the possibility of dismissal.
The intention of the probation notice is to enable the student to make up the deficiency for which he was placed on probation. The student will be given a reasonable amount of time to improve his performance to the required standard. For example, if a student’s GPA falls below the required 90, the student will have one semester to bring the average up to the required standard.
In the case of disciplinary referrals or behavioral problems, the student will be given a warning by the sponsor. The Faculty Council will review the student’s records on the second occurrence. The student will face the possibility of dismissal from the organization.
The exception to probation may occur in the case of flagrant violation of school, civil or criminal law. The National Constitution of National Honor Society states that in such cases the student does not necessarily have to be warned before dismissal occurs. This would be decided by the Faculty Council.
A student who has not maintained the NHS membership requirements will be promptly warned and given a reasonable amount of time to correct the deficiency and to complot the probation period. An exception to this rule may occur in the case of flagrant violation of school, civil, or criminal law. In such a case, the student does not necessarily have to be warned.
In all cases of impending dismissal, the student has the right to a hearing before the Faculty Council. The parent of a student recommended for dismissal will be notified when the recommendation for dismissal is made by the sponsor to the Faculty Council.
Members who are dismissed are never again eligible for membership. The membership card, certificate, pin or patch must be returned to the sponsor upon dismissal.