English Honor Society

National English Honor Society

Requirements for membership application:

  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.67.
  • Students must have earned a minimum unweighted average of 90% (A-) across all regular/Level I English courses or an 85% (B) average across Honors or AP English courses in the years prior. (Courses considered in this calculation are any that fall under the English section of the RFH Course Catalog).
  • Students’ scores on the ELA Sections of the NJSLA must fall into Performance Levels 4 or 5 (Students performing at levels 4 and 5 met or exceeded expectations).* Will only apply for members of the Class of 2025 and beyond.
  • Students must complete the Student Applicant Form.
  • Students must receive a teacher recommendation from a current or past English teacher of their choice. Students will indicate on the Student Applicant Form which teacher we will send the Teacher Recommendation Form to.
  • Application must be submitted in full by Friday, April 1st.
  • Students must complete an in-person, timed writing sample during period 9 one day between Wednesday, April 6th - Friday, April 8th.
  • Approval and induction into the RFH chapter of the National English Honor Society will be based on a review of these criteria by a selection committee of English teachers at RFH.
  • Approval and induction will take place in October. *For the inaugural class, approval and induction will take place in May of 2022.

Requirements for membership maintenance:

  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.67.
  • Students must maintain a minimum unweighted average of 90% (A-) across all regular/Level I English courses or an 85% (B) average across Honors or AP English courses (Courses considered in this calculation are any that fall under the English section of the RFH Course Catalog).
  • Students must do both of the following to maintain their membership. These criteria will be checked and will be the point of discussion at all NEHS meetings:
    • Maintain an active library membership in a local (town, county, private) library. This includes regularly utilizing their resources and services for your own development as a student of reading and writing.
    • Complete a monthly reading /writing log that demonstrates a continued commitment to engaged choice reading and/or personal writing projects.
  • Students are encouraged, but not required, to join and actively participate in an English related organization at RFH:
    • Book Club
    • Storytelling Club
    • Film Society
    • Ethics Club
    • Debate Club
    • Global Impact Club
  • Students must attend 75% of all NEHS meetings.
  • A student may be dismissed if he/she violates the standards, obligations,  or ideals of the National English Honor Society.

By Laws of the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Chapter of the National English Honor Society

This application is open to all Juniors and Seniors, who have excelled in their completion of the core course requirements in English at RFH. Please direct all questions directly to the advisor of the RFH Chapter of the National English Honor Society, Mr. Colella (tcolella@rumsonfairhaven.org).