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The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of Mercer County Technical Schools-Health Science Academy.


Health Science Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society

The Selection Process

Step 1
Students’ academic records are reviewed to determine those persons who are scholastically eligible for membership, i.e. candidates eligible for selection to the chapter shall have:

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.75, cumulative weighted grade point average at the end of their sophomore year. This scholastic level of achievement shall remain fixed, and shall be the required minimum scholastic level of achievement for admission to candidacy.

Step 2
Students who are eligible scholastically (i.e., candidates) are notified and informed that for further consideration for selection to the chapter, they may complete the Student Information Form. This form outlines the candidate’s accomplishments in such areas as Service and Leadership. This form is signed by the student and his/her parent(s), indicating that the content is both complete and accurate.

Step 3
Students present three faculty members of their choice with a Faculty Evaluation Form. These forms are kept confidential by the Faculty Council. The actual selection of new members, however, is made by a vote of the five appointed members of the Faculty Council. Each student’s name is removed from the Faculty Evaluation Form and students are assigned a number. From this point on, until the final selection, absolute anonymity is maintained. A candidate must receive an acceptable rating (3 or 4) in each of the categories of character, leadership, and service on the Faculty Evaluation Form. Only after the Faculty Council makes its decisions are the numbers identified as the names of students.

Step 4
Those candidates receiving a majority vote of the Faculty Council shall be named to the Principal prior to being invited for induction into the chapter. The induction ceremony for successful candidates will be held in May at the Health Science Academy-Assunpink Center. Further information will follow in a letter to each successful candidate.