At SNHS we receive many similar questions from different Chapters. We have listed several of those here with our best possible answers. Please contact us if you cannot find the information you need.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I start a chapter of the SNHS at my school?
We welcome you to start a new chapter of the SNHS at your school. Follow the steps outlined on the Creating a Chapter page of this website.
Can I pay my dues using a credit card?
You can pay your dues or even pay your application fee for joining the SNHS using your credit card. Just go to the SNHS Store tab on this site and follow the directions. We use PayPa as our bank to process your credit card information. You do not have to join PayPal if you not already a PayPal user. Proceed through the forms until the last page and there you select the option of using your own credit card. This is easy and very safe. Remember to use your school name in setting up that account or add your name and school name so we can tell who is paying.
When will I get my certificate showing that my chapter is an official SNHS chapter?
That depends on when you sent in your fees. We have a print cycle of about 6 weeks. You should always see your certificate within about 6 weeks.
How can I order Honor Cords or SNHS Pins?
SNHS items are available at the SNHS Store located on this site. Some items (certificates and pins) are purchased from SNHS and other items (honor cords or similar) must be purchased directly from Balfour, the distributor.
How can I order extra membership certificates?
Membership Certificates are available at the SNHS Store located on this site.
What are the grade levels that must be achieved to be a member of an SNHS Chapter?
The grade levels across all subject is 3.5 in an unweighted system. The science grade levels averages must be 3.5 out of 4.0 overall. Schools can raise those averages if the student body warrants that increase.
Can a Chapter increase the grade levels needed for Membership in the Chapter at that school?
Yes, A Chapter can increase the grades required to apply to the SNHS. Unweighted grades can be raised from 3.5 to no higher than 3.75 out of 4.0. Weighted grades can be raised to 4.0.