National Science Honor Society
Sponsor: Jeffrey Layton
Science Teacher, CFHS
“The purpose of this organization shall be to encourage participation in and recognition of scientific and intellectual thought. It is to advance the students’ knowledge of classical and modern science, to communicate with the scientific community, and to aid the civic community with its comprehension of science. SNHS is to encourage students to participate in community service and, in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all mankind.”
Our SNHS chapter at CFHS aims to be a positive influence in our school and community. Our main service project is the Relay for Life hosted by the American Cancer Society every Spring.
Criteria for Membership
To be eligible for Science National Honors Society, students must have:
Entered their junior year of high school.
Maintained a 3.0 overall GPA on a unweighted scale or a 4.0 GPA on a weighted scale. (This must be maintained to remain in good standing)
Maintained a 3.5 GPA in science courses on a unweighted scale or a 4.5 GPA on a weighted scale. (This must be maintained to remain in good standing)
Note: PLTW Biomedical Science course will be counted towards this total even though they earn CATE credits.
If a junior - must be enrolled in or have previously taken one honors or AP level science course
If a senior - must be enrolled in or have previously taken two honors or AP level science courses and must be enrolled in a science course during senior year
Be in good academic/behavioral standing.
Members of Science National Honors Society are required to:
- pay dues $5 for underclassmen; $10 for seniors (no additional cost for chord)
- maintain minimum GPA requirements as listed in eligibility
- take one science course each year of high school
- participate in SNHS fundraisers/drives
- attend at least 3 meetings in the spring semester (February, March, April, May, June)
- perform a minimum of 10 hours of community service annually (this can be combined with community service hours from other subject based honors societies)
- participate in the annual SNHS induction ceremony
Jeff Layton, National Science Honor Society Sponsor
Carolina Forest High School
*this criteria is subject to change annually