science nhs

Overview-Science Honor Society

  • Overview-Science Honor Society


    The organization of the Science National Honor Society is one of volunteers who are teachers, scientists, and business people.  These people are dedicated to creating a new cadre of scientific young people who will help to run tomorrow's high-tech world.


    Science NHS Objectives:

    • Encourage and recognize scientific and intellectual thought
    • Advance the students’ knowledge of classical and modern science
    • Communicate with the scientific community
    • Aid the civic community with its comprehension of science
    • Encourage students to participate in community service and in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all humankind.



    New Member Academic requirements:

    • Must be an 11th or 12th grade student at Mahwah High school
    • Must have completed at least one honors level or AP level science course at MHS.
    • Must be currently enrolled in at least one honors level of AP level science course.
    • Must have an overall weighted MHS GPA of a 90% or higher.
    • Must have an unweighted Science average across core science courses of 88% or higher.

    Other requirements for eligibility:

    As a member of the Society, you must:

    • attend all meetings - There will be one meeting per month for all members.  Meetings will be held on the second Thursday of every month.
    • must show active participation in a minimum of 2 Science activities (see by laws for more details, or contact the advisor if you have questions)
    • be an active participant in all meetings and events
    • must attend induction ceremony each year
    • show academic integrity and character as noted by no recorded incidents of cheating, plagiarism, misconduct, insubordination or intentional dishonesty.


    Additional Information

    • If students have questions about membership, they should see their Science teacher.
    • Your application will be reviewed by MHS faculty.
    • New members will be invited to a formal induction ceremony.  Family members are invited to attend.

    Membership Forfeiture:

    To retain Science National Honor Society Membership, one must maintain the standards required for membership. All students must be an active participant in 2 science-related activities. Seniors must be enrolled in a Science class in order to retain membership. Any member that falls below the membership standards, which were the basis for selection, shall be promptly informed in writing. 

    Meeting Time:

    Second Thursday of the month at 2:20PM


    Meeting Place: 

    Room 704 or 702


     Science NHS Chapter By Laws


  • Mr. Christopher Lynch


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