Meetings take place every third THURSDAY of the month starting in September. If you are accepted into NHS $10 due by April 10, for t-shirt ordering.

Students should bring their dues to the ASB Cashier in the Commons on or before the second Friday in September, at the beginning of the following year of acceptance.

During the second semester, the Ridgefield High School chapter of NHS will be inducting new members into this esteemed organization. In order to be eligible, students must satisfy the requirements put forth by the NASSP (National Association of Secondary Schools Principals) and stated in the NHS Constitution.

These requirements support the ​
FOUR PILLARS OF NHS:​ Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character.

➢ ​SCHOLARSHIP:​ In order to satisfy this requirement, students must have a minimum cumulative (weighted) GPA of 3.5. Once inducted, students must continue to maintain this GPA.

➢ ​SERVICE:​ In order to be considered for membership, students must have a minimum of 10 community service hours accumulated starting the summer before their 9th grade year documented on the Community Service Documentation Sheet provided on the application.

➢ ​LEADERSHIP:​ Leadership is demonstrated through a student’s involvement in school and community activities, his/her willingness to take charge, and through his/her ability to lead by example.

➢ ​CHARACTER: ​The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, and shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others. Teacher recommendations are used to help determine leadership and character of an applicant.​ You must not have any discipline on your record or documented on skyward.


●  Around the end of January or beginning of February, the NHS Faculty Advisor will receive a list of sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher.

●  Students wishing to become a member must complete the application packet, which includes three teacher recommendation forms. Students must submit the application before the deadline. Students who submit applications after the deadline will not be considered for membership.

●  Applications are reviewed by the Faculty Advisor and the NHS Officers.

●  Interviews will be scheduled and judged by two student members and two staff


●  Students must meet the minimum score to proceed to interviews.

●  Students are notified in writing of their acceptance/rejection in a timely manner.

●  Students who are accepted must attend a meeting to discuss the Induction

Ceremony in March.

●  Students​ who are not accepted may meet with the Faculty Advisor for guidance

(note: Comments made on teacher recommendation forms will not be shared with the student or the parent) and insight. Sophomores and juniors who are not accepted may still apply for membership in the future. Students must be met with before discussions with parents occur.

NOTE TO THE PARENTS:​ NHS cannot be successful without the support of the parents; it is quite a commitment that members undertake, a commitment that may cut into family time. Parental support is greatly appreciated, however all communication regarding the organization will be directed to the student. As Faculty Advisor, I am always happy to answer any questions you may have or address any concerns that arise, but I believe in placing the responsibility on the student member, not the parents. The National Honor Society is a student organization. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all service hours and applications are submitted in a timely manner, to maintain his/her GPA, and meet the organization’s requirements.

I am available if you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding NHS and the application process.

Advisor Angela Gardner (


2023-2024 OFFICERS

Natalie Scott

Vice President
Layla Melville

Aubrey Sigman

Jacob Bell

Olivia Matters