NEHS: National Elementary Honor Society

The National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) honors elementary students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and model exceptional responsibility. The National Elementary Honor Society membership is based on the four pillars of scholarship, responsibility, service, and leadership.

National Elementary Honor Society Selection Process

At the end of the first semester, report cards for students in grades 4th through 5th will be reviewed to ensure that students meet the minimum grade point average (GPA) of a 3.5 as evaluated through the MyCA (Blackbaud) platform.

Students who qualify academically for invitation to NEHS will be reviewed by administrators and NEHS advisors. Any student who does not embody the core values of Centner Academy will be removed from the invitation list. Students who have received indoor and/or outdoor suspension, have accumulated a poor behavioral record, or have shown any academic misconduct will be automatically disqualified from receiving an invitation.

An updated list of NEHS candidates will be shared with the 4th and 5th grade teachers so that they may provide input as to the student character.

The administrators and NEHS Advisors will review the faculty feedback. Should the feedback indicate that a particular student does not embody the Centner Academy Core Values and/or the four pillars of the NEHS, that student will be removed from the candidate list.

Students who embody the four pillars of scholarship, responsibility, service, and leadership will be invited to join the Centner Academy chapter of NEHS. Students who qualify academically but do not receive an invitation to NEHS are encouraged to formally inquire as to their status in writing to the administration and/or NEHS advisor. The administration and NEHS advisors will meet and a formal response will be provided. 

In order for students to continue their enrollment within the NEHS, a minimum of a 3.0 GPA is required each semester. If a student falls below the required GPA, they will be placed on probation. The NEHS advisor will meet biweekly with any student on probation in order to offer support. Should a student on probation fail to raise their GPA to the minimum requirement of a 3.0 by the following semester grades, they will be dismissed from NEHS. 

Moreover, students who have any disciplinary actions Students will not be eligible to re-enroll in the National Elementary Honor Society. However, they will be eligible to join the National Junior Honor Society in the 6th grade.