History & Function: The National Honor Society was formed in 1921 to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in the nation’s secondary school students.
Qualifications: A student must be at Newark Tech for at least one semester and a member of the junior or senior class. Candidates eligible for selection to the Newark Tech chapter must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5. Only for the 2016-2017 school year, candidates eligible for selection must have good attendance (no more than 20 points 2 pts for each absence and 1 pt for each tardy). For the 2017-2018 school year and thereafter, candidates eligible for selection must have good attendance (no more than 15 points—2 points per unexcused absence, 1 point per unexcused tardy). Candidates will be expected to submit three teacher recommendations with their student information form and proof of community service. Junior candidates in the 2017-2018 school year are required to accumulate twenty hours of community service throughout their freshman and sophomore years. Senior candidates are required to accumulate ten hours by the end of the senior year. Their eligibility shall then be considered by the Faculty Council based upon their service, leadership, and character.
Induction: Candidates are considered members after the induction ceremony which is held every year in the fall.
What Can Members Expect: All members of the National Honor Society are required to participate every year in helping others through our annual toy drive for Newark children, food drives for Newark shelters and individual community service. The Society also sponsors college tours of such colleges as Yale University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, College of New Jersey, NJIT, and others.Benefits of Membership: There are many benefits of being a member, such as college trips, scholarship information and helping others.
Members Active in Their Communities: Most members of the National Honor Society are active in their communities and churches.