From the Hackensack High School HANDBOOK:


The basic standards for consideration for selection to the National Honor Society are:
  1. Enrollment in grades 11 and 12.
  2. A minimum weighted G.P.A. of 3.3.
  3. A minimum of 15 school related service activity points.
  4. A minimum overal average of 3.0 in teacher recommendations.

The weighted G.P.A. is calculated by dividing the total number of weighted quality points (QP) by the total number of credits attempted.

Teacher recommendations are based on a 0 - 4 point scale in 10 areas related to leadership and character.

Final selection is made by the Faculty Council.

Membership is retained by maintaining a 3.3 weighted G.P.A., by exhibiting character qualifications at the same level as when selected, and by participating in NHS meetings and projects and by undertaking individual service projects.

Note: A more detailed explanation in contained in the E. T. Marlatt Chapter's constitution.

Hackensack High School
National Honor Society: E. T. Marlatt Chapter