SNHS Requirements

From the Science National Honor Society bylaws 


Section 1. Membership is an honor bestowed upon a student.
Section 2. A member must be in the last two years of secondary school education but exceptional sophomore students can be accepted into a chapter.
Section 3. A member must have and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
Section 4. A member must be enrolled in a science class. A member must be enrolled in at least one honors level science class during or prior to the eleventh grade year. A member must be enrolled in at least one second year honors science class during or prior to the twelfth grade year. A member must be enrolled in at least one upper level science class during the twelfth grade year. If second year honors or upper level science courses are not offered by the school, then the student must be enrolled in a second first year honors or upper level science class.
Section 5. A member must maintain a B cumulative average (3.00/4.00) across each science course.
Section 6. A member must maintain behavior that is acceptable to the guidelines as outlined by the school’s code of conduct in the student handbook of their educational institution.
Section 7. All members must attend one local chapter officer’s lecture annually. All lectures must be approved by the chapter’s advisor before being presented.
Section 8. Regular members may give a lecture with the chapter advisor’s approval.
Section 14. Any active member who falls below the standard of 3.00/4.00 G.P.A or who falls below a 3.00/4.00 average across all science courses shall be placed on probation for the interim of one grading period. A 3.00/4.00 in overall G.P.A. and a 3.00 /4.00 average across all science courses will be the standard that occurs for students. The member will then be given one grading period to correct the deficiency. If the standards fail to be met, the student shall be dropped from membership in the Science National Honor Society.

Chapter Activities

Section 1. Each chapter shall determine one or more projects per year.
Section 2. All members shall participate in one or more of the chapter’s projects per year.
Section 3. The purpose of the projects shall be to encourage scientific and intellectual thought, to further the knowledge of science in school and community, and to volunteer in the surrounding community.
Section 4. Each chapter shall either judge or host a local science fair contest and/or assist in the creation and/or maintenance of a science club at the school and/or assist fellow students’ success in their science classes.
Section 5. Members must complete four hours of service per school year to keep their membership.
Section 6. Chapters shall also attempt to bring speakers from the scientific community into the school to the extent to which their resources and location allow.

Additional YHS specific bylaws

  • All members must submit written summaries of their community hours and citizen science projects each semester within a week of completing the activity.
  • All members must attend regular meetings.  If the regular meeting cannot be attended due to school activities or school absences, the member must meet with Ms. Doskocil or the club president to discuss what was missed within 2 days.