National Honor Society at STA

The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship (academic achievement), leadership, service, and character. St. Thomas Aquinas High School maintains strict requirements for students who wish to be accepted into NHS, including a 3.9 GPA, annual service hours, outstanding character, and strong leadership.


National Honor Society Service Requirements Update

Due to COVID-19 the NHS Service Requirements have been updated for the Class of 2023, 2024, and 2025 for the 2021-2022 School Year!

Freshmen – Class of 2025

Minimum of 25 hours during your freshman year (2021-2022)


Sophomores – Class of 2024

Minimum of 25 hours during your freshman year (2020-2021)
Minimum of 25 hours during your sophomore year (2021-2022)


Juniors – Class of 2023

Minimum of 40 hours during your freshman year (2019-2020)
Minimum of 25 hours during your sophomore year (2020-2021)
Minimum of 25 hours by the end of the first semester of junior year (2021-2022)
**Invitation for admission will be sent out to eligible juniors in February 2022**


All other requirements as outlined in the Student Handbook on pages 53-56 remain unchanged.

Any questions or concerns, please speak to Mrs. Veni, NHS Adviser, in counseling or by email lveni@stahs.net.