Gateway Elementary School Chapter 

Students in Grades 4 and 5 at Gateway Elementary School now have another reason to work hard and be responsible.

Gateway Elementary School is a charter member of the National Elementary Honor Society, giving students the chance to earn recognition for their accomplishments.

Students will be chosen for membership in the honor society at the elementary level based on their academic achievement (Cumulative GPA), personal responsibility, strong leadership skills and service to the school/community.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals, which administers the National Honor Society and the National Junior Honor Society, created the program to recognize elementary students for their outstanding achievements, according to the National Elementary Honor Society's Web site.

1. Candidacy

Fourth and fifth grade students’ academic records are reviewed at the end of Quarter 3 to determine those who meet or exceed the required cumulative GPA of 3.75/4.0. These students are then identified as candidates. (See the link below to the Candidate Timeline to Induction.)

2.  Candidate Data Collection

Students who are eligible scholastically (candidates) will be notified and informed that for further consideration for chapter membership, they are to complete the Candidate’s Form. This form is sent to eligible candidates and outlines the candidate’s accomplishments in the areas of Responsibility, Service, and Leadership.  Those forms must then be completed in its entirety and submitted by the given deadline, as well as signed by students and parents that the content is complete and accurate.  (See the link below to the Candidate Timeline to Induction.)

3. Faculty Input and References- Total of 3 references required

The current classroom teacher will be given an evaluation form from the Chapter Advisors on which to rate candidates in their class for membership. Students will need to provide a reference link to 2 other adults that have knowledge of the student’s activities or service in the school or community. This information will be combined with additional ratings regarding the candidate’s attendance and discipline obtained by the Chapter Advisor from the school’s official records. (See the link below to the Candidate Timeline to Induction.)

4. Candidate Review

The Faculty Council will review each candidate’s application in conjunction with the information obtained through the references. The Scholarship and Responsibility of each individual candidate will be reviewed carefully. Afterward, the Faculty Council votes on each candidate. Those receiving a majority vote will be invited for induction into the chapter. Any candidate not selected will have reasons noted.

5. Principal’s Review

Prior to notifying candidates, the Faculty Council’s deliberations will be reported to the principal for approval. A list will be provided of selected and non-selected students, as well as any reasons for non-selection. This will assure the support of the administration before notification.

6. Notification

Selected candidates and their parents will be informed, in writing, about the selection as well as the date for the induction ceremony. Any non-selected candidates will also be informed, in writing, addressing the reasons and the process for being selected the next year.

7. Induction Ceremony
Response to the invitation must be received by May 5th. After invitations are accepted or refused, the induction ceremony plans will be finalized.

8. Maintenance

Besides maintaining expected levels of scholarship and responsibility, members are required to attend after school meetings to remain in good standing. (Refer to document regarding NEHS Meeting Schedule)