Purpose of the National Honor Society
The Lincoln Chapter of the National Honor Society at Lincoln High School functions under the sponsorship and supervision of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The purpose of this organization is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students at Lincoln.
The purpose of the Rhode Island Honor Society is to recognize outstanding character and scholarship of students in Rhode Island high schools.
Criteria for Membership
Membership in the National Honor Society is based on Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. Candidates must have spent at least one semester in this school and be members of the senior class. Candidates must successfully complete an application and interview for admittance into the Lincoln High School Chapter of the National Honor Society.
Candidates eligible for election must have a minimum, cumulative scholarship average of B+ or 88% or must maintain a cumulative weighted average of 3.0 or an unweighted GPA of 3.5. Assessment of eligibility is done at the end of the junior year. Beginning school year 2005-2006 (the graduating class of 2007), students must maintain a cumulative, weighted average of 3.0 or an unweighted GPA of 3.7 This scholastic level of achievement is fixed and is the required 23 minimum scholastic level for admission to candidacy.
All students who can rise in scholarship to or above such standard may be admitted to candidacy for election to membership. Their eligibility shall then be considered on the basis of their service, leadership, 24 and character. Any questions regarding the national guidelines are decided upon by the Faculty Council.
Membership in the Rhode Island Honor Society is based on outstanding character and scholarship. Candidates must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 3.3 at the end of the first semester senior year.
Election of Members
The election of members to the National Honor Society and the Rhode Island Honor Society will be made by a Faculty Council consisting of five faculty members appointed by the Principal. This Faculty Council will meet regularly to select members and to consider dismissal, non-selection, and "warning" cases.
Constitutions of the Honor Societies are available from Honor Society Faculty Advisor.