National Honor Society

Sponsor:  Victor Powell
E-mail: Victor_R_Powell@mcpsmd.org 

The National Honor Society was created in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals to recognize and encourage academic achievement while developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy. National Honor Society is a prestigious organization that is restricted to only students who strive and excel in school. Membership is only granted to distinguished students who demonstrate character, service, leadership, and scholarship. Candidates are inducted in their sophomore, junior or senior year. Once inducted to the organization, members participate in various service projects. Service projects are events in which members volunteer their time to help out in the community.

In order to be considered for the Albert Einstein High School National Honor Society the student’s cumulative grade point average must be a 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale. All applicants who meet the initial criteria of a 3.25 GPA and are in their sophomore or junior are invited to join the Albert Einstein National Honor Society. After the initial invitation, each student is required to fill out an application that is reviewed by the Honors Committee.   Prospective members will be selected in February on the basis of three additional characteristics as designated by the National Honor Society:  character, service, and leadership.  Members are selected by the school Honors Committee based on: personal experience with the student.  The Honors Committee receives information from the faculty about the student’s character based on judgments on their interactions and staff.